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Denison drivers confused by road repairs

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Some Denison motorists say they're confused by ongoing road construction. (KTEN) Some Denison motorists say they're confused by ongoing road construction. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- Road construction in Denison is leaving some drivers confused.

Many have been calling Denison police, asking which direction to go.

"I have to come this way coming home from work, and it's kind of stressful," said Denison resident Sydney Nichols.

The construction is taking place across Loy Lake Road and US 75. People living near the construction zone say it's inconvenient and confusing.

"We're asking people to make sure to watch all the signs, watch out for workers in the area," said Denison police spokesman Lt. Mike Eppler. "Also, around 75 around Crawford Street, they're doing the ramp reversal; same thing there, just watch for people, watch for signs, watch for warnings."

He added that there haven't been any construction-related accidents... and the department wants to keep it that way. That's why he's urging drivers to be on the alert.

That doesn't diminish the frustration facing some motorists like Nichols.

"Going to my uncle's house or going to Walmart, I have to go a completely opposite way," she said. "It adds at least five minutes to my trip."

Construction is expected to continue through August.

"It is an inconvenience, but the bottom line is: If we're going to have progress in Denison, we're going to have to go through that in order to make it happen," Denison resident John Jackson said.

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