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Ceremony marks start of Grayson County highway project

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Groundbreaking ceremonies for the US 75 Project in Sherman on December 4, 2019. (KTEN) Groundbreaking ceremonies for the US 75 Project in Sherman on December 4, 2019. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- If you live in or travel through Grayson County, you'll be soon be living with the US 75 Project.

The Texas Department of Transportation on Wednesday broke ground on the massive highway upgrade that will transform US 75 from FM 1417 Sherman north to Morton Street in Denison [MAP].

Grayson County Judge Bill Magers says this will boost what he calls the "spine" of the county.

"One of the things that things that this does for us is now Highway 75 is interstate-standard all the way from Dallas to the Red River," said Grayson County Judge Bill Magers. "What that will mean is, companies that wouldn't look at us otherwise will now look in Grayson County. So it's a big deal on a lot of different levels."

Workers will also rebuild the congested interchange with US 82 in Sherman. Officials say it will improve safety, address congestion, improve traffic operations and address roadway deficiencies.

"We want to make sure that mobility is maintained," said TxDOT engineer Noel Paramantham. "Mobility is a key component of economic vitality, so that goes hand-in-hand."

After years of study, construction begins early next year on the $154.6 million expansion that spans almost 13 miles of highway. Some of the funds come from Grayson County, the City of Sherman, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and local participation.

"We have more freight traffic, more traffic on 75 than I-35 at the same place so, it's a big deal for Grayson County because growth is coming our way," Judge Magers said.


Map of the US 75 Project

US 75 Project map

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