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Texas Department of Transportation officials have announced that contractor Ed Bell Construction Company will begin work September 2018 to reverse the on- and off-ramps for southbound traffic on US 75 between FM 120 and Crawford Street in Grayson County.
The contractor will reverse the location of the on- and off-ramps to improve traffic safety and provide better access for traffic exiting US 75 at this location.
TxDOT officials granted the contractor 149 working days to complete this project at an estimated cost of $3,798,996.97. The contractor plans to complete this project in June 2019, weather permitting.
The contractor’s crews will work from 7 a.m. until dusk, Monday through Friday, while this project is underway. During construction, lane closures will be required on both the main lanes and frontage road of southbound US 75. The project will be in two phases to ensure an on-ramp is open for southbound traffic coming from FM 120 to US 75 at all times. Phase one will close Exit 68 to Crawford Street to build the new On-ramp just south of where the existing On-ramp is located. In phase two the new On-ramp will be opened and the existing On-ramp will be closed to build a new exit-ramp. Traffic wanting to navigate to Crawford street during construction will need to follow the signed detour on US 75 south directing them to use Exit 69 to FM 120/Morton Street.
Motorists should consider using alternate routes while this construction is underway. Those who must travel in this area are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach work zones. They should also be prepared for rough pavement condition and brief traffic delays, and avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.