FANNIN COUNTY, Texas (KTEN) — Just one year after groundbreaking ceremonies, construction of Lake Ralph Hall continues to progress.

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District, in charge of the massive project, is designing a shoreline plan. We're told that roads are about 60 percent complete to get to the lake, and the dam is 13 percent along.

Fannin County Judge Randy Moore believes the 9,000 acre lake — in tandem with the new Bois d'Arc Lake, which is now filling up — will benefit the local economy.

"Everybody is seeing a little bit of slowdown in the economy around us in places," he said. "For us, that may slow a little bit, but not like it would be if you were in another part of Texas. But because we have these two lakes, it will continue to draw in people."

The Lake Ralph Hall pump station is now being designed. Construction is estimated to be complete in 2025.

The reservoir will help provide water for 29 communities in North Texas. 

Construction on the State Highway 34 bridge in June 2022.