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FM 691 widening project begins January 8
By Texas Department of Transportation
Jan 7, 2019
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Paris, Texas -- Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that work to widen and repave FM 691 in Grayson County will begin Jan. 8.

The contractor, JAGOE-Public Company, Denton, Texas, was granted 268 working days, weather permitting, to complete this project valued at more than $8.2 million. The contractor anticipates setting construction barricades on Jan. 7 and beginning work on Jan. 8, officials said.

The project will extend along FM 691 from the intersection of Loy Lake Road/FM 131 to the southbound frontage road of US 75.

The contractor will regrade, repave and widen FM 691 to a four-lane, undivided roadway with a center, two-way left turn lane. The project also includes installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of FM 691 and Loy Lake Road/FM 131 at the start of the project. That intersection will receive a traffic signal to direct traffic flow when the project ends in March 2020, officials said.

The contractor will also install safety end treatments to fixed objects along the roadway from about one-half mile west of FM 1417 to the intersection of FM 691 and Loy Lake Road/FM 131.

Motorists who regularly travel in this area may encounter occasional temporary lane closures while this work is underway. They are asked to pay special attention to all signs, barricades and traffic controls, and reduce their speed as they approach and travel cautiously through work zones. They should also avoid distractions such as cell phones, eating, drinking, or car audio or navigation systems.

For more information, contact Tim.McAlavy@txdot.gov or (903) 737-9213.