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Building a road to Sherman's new high school

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An architectural rendering of the new Sherman High School campus. (Sherman ISD) An architectural rendering of the new Sherman High School campus. (Sherman ISD)

SHERMAN, Texas -- The Sherman City Council approved a measure Monday that will could eventually lead to easier access to the new high school now under construction in the city's southwest sector.

The plan calls for a two-mile extension of Travis Street west from U.S. 75 to Moore Street and then along the route of OB Groner Road to FM 1417.

"That would help connect east Sherman to the high school site and make it for a lot of people about the same amount of distance it would normally be to go to the current high school site now," City Council member Shawn Teamann explained.

The Council approved plans to advertise for bidders on the project. Members will then review the bids before construction is authorized.

The price tag on this project is estimated at $3 million. Teamann said it's important to get this done as quickly as possible.

"City management doesn't want the school district to be held up on their project on finishing the high school because we haven't gotten our road in place yet," he said.

Teamann added that the city expects to partner with the Texas Department of Transportation for a a portion of the project.

The new Sherman High School is expected to open in the fall of 2020.


Map of Travis Street extension route

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