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State Highway 78 closure set for March 13-14 in Fannin County
By Texas Department of Transportation
Mar 14, 2019
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Expect temporary traffic detours

Paris, Texas -- Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that State Highway 78 in Bonham, Texas, will be closed at its intersection with US 82 from 9:00 p.m. March 13 to 6:00 a.m. March 14 as part of the ongoing US 82 expansion project in northeast Texas.

During that time the project contractor, Austin Bridge & Road Services LP, will pour the concrete deck for the new State Highway 78 bridge at that location. A signed detour will direct traffic around this construction project, officials said.

Austin Bridge & Road Services LP is currently expanding US 82 from two lanes to a four-land divided highway with a depressed median, from one-half mile west of SH 121 in Bonham eastward to approximately six-tenths of a mile east of State Highway 56 in Honey Grove, Texas.

Motorists who regularly travel in this area may at times encounter temporary lane and shoulder 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.