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Washington Street closure at FM 1417 slated in Grayson County
By Texas Department of Transportation
Mar 30, 2021
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Paris, Texas -- Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced the temporary closure of eastbound Washington Street at FM 1417 in Sherman, Texas, on March 31 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This closure will allow work crews to install a new water line across the intersection as part of the widening and reconstruction of FM 1417, officials said.

Traffic will be detoured in this manner: eastbound travelers on Washington Street approaching FM 1417 will detour north on Little Lane to Taylor Street, where they can resume eastbound on FM 1417. Southbound motorists on FM 1417 who wish to access Washington Street west of the intersection should use Taylor Street westbound to southbound Little Lane. Detour signs will mark these routes.

Approximately seven days later, work crews will close this intersection again to replace the paving removed to install the water line. That closure is expected to be in effect for six hours, beginning at 7 a.m., officials said.

Officials advised motorists to watch for road crews, expect some delays and plan their commutes in advance while this work is underway. This construction and any necessary temporary lane closures it creates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Motorists who travel frequently in this area are asked to pay special attention to all barricades, traffic controls and signs, and to reduce their speed as they approach and travel through work zones. They should also be prepared for rough pavement and brief traffic delays, and 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.