More construction on drawing board for US 75 in Sherman
SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN) -- The City of Sherman continues making upgrades to US Highway 75, but some motorists have mixed feelings about more construction.
"I know Sherman is growing. I hope they are ready for it. It's going to be a big change," said Sherman resident Julie Ireland.
The City Council voted to contribute funds to the Texas Department of Transportation to acquire property along the freeway from Texoma Parkway to US 82.
"That is two major highways intersecting, and for us to get the entirety of Highway 75 all the way to 82 complete will go a long ways to making transportation in Sherman easier and make it flow a lot better," said Council member Shawn Teamann.
However, that project won't begin until the current construction project on US 75 is completed.
"We would obviously like to see these projects complete with the future growth we have coming, and number of trucks that travel our highways now," Teamann said.
Right now, TxDOT is working on the section between Texoma Parkway and FM 1417.
"Most of those bridges are completely down now, and through traffic is back open again, but you may see future closings as they complete the work." Teamann said.
Sherman resident Linda Corvarruvias is ready to see the end result of the Highway 75 project.
"I remember I was driving by another day, and there was like a huge line, and it was pretty bad," she said. "Hopefully they can finish really fast, so we can get those highways going."
The Sherman City Council agreed to pay 10 percent of the cost of the right-of-way acquisition, which totals about $15,000.