Grayson County Highway Construction Projects

Grayson County is growing big. The entire U.S. saw a significant outflow of people with earning potential from major cities between 2020 and 2121. In April 2022, the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) published its 2022-2027 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

TCOG covers Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. It reported that Cooke County grew in population by 2,785 (7.2%), Grayson by 15,335 (12.7%), and Fannin by 19,719 (4.7%) between the 2010 and 2020 censuses.

The Texas State Water Development Board predicted that by 2030, the population growth will increase by 9.4% in Cooke, 8.7% in Grayson, and 22.7% in Fannin Counties. Residents of and people who travel through Sherman/Denison have been mired in highway construction nightmares going on for its fourth year around the US 75/82 junction.

Almost every major and minor thoroughfare crisscrossing Grayson County has construction underway or beginning soon, beginning in four years, or beginning in five to ten years, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

These highways and their improvement projects connect Bells, Collinsville, Denison, Dorchester, Gordonville, Gunter, Howe, Knollwood, Luella, Pottsboro, Preston, Sadler, Sherman, Southmayd, Tioga, Tom Bean, Van Alstyne, and Whitesboro. The Sherman/Denison area is witnessing major business and housing developments moving in.

Grayson County is experiencing and will experience continued growing pains in the way of traffic management for quite some time. In March 2023, Governor Greg Abbott announced an $85 billion project spread across a decade to construct roads across the state.

*There are two sections of FM 1417, one east and one west of US 75 in Sherman.

* There are SH 121 and FM 121 in Grayson County.

Grayson County Construction Underway or Begins Soon

  • FM 56: From FM 1417 east to Bells
  • FM 56: From Southmayd west to just past Whitesboro
  • FM 691: From Loy Lake Road west to FM 1417 (west)
  • FM 84: From US 75 north in Denison to Harbor Road 
  • FM 120: From Cardinal Lane to FM 996 in Pottsboro
  • FM 120: From Carpenter’s Bluff Road west to South Crockett in Denison
  • FM 120: From SH 289 in Pottsboro west then north to Cooks Corner Road
  • FM 121: From US 377 east in Tioga to the Bonham County border
  • FM 131/Travis Street: From Vernon Holland Memorial Drive north to FM 691
  • FM 131: From Davy Lane north to FM 120
  • FM 131: From FM 691 north to Seymour Bradley Road
  • FM 406: From FM 84 west to SH 289
  • FM 697: From just north of Judge Carr Road to just past Merriman Street
  • FM 902: From Howe west to Mountain Springs in Cooke County
  • FM 1417 (west): From FM 996/Oil Well Road north to FM 120
  • FM 1417 (west): From SH 56 north to FM 691
  • FM 1897: From Bells north to US 82
  • SH 5: From Collin County border north to FM 902
  • SH 11: From Tom Bean north to FM 697
  • SH 91: From US 75 in Sherman north to SH Spur 503
  • SH 121/Dallas Pkwy: From CR 60 southwest of Gunter north to FM 121
  • SH 289: The entire length, north to south, of SH 289 through Grayson County
  • SH Spur 503: From SH 91 west to US 75 in Sherman
  • US 69: From Bells to US 82
  • US 69: From Martin Luther King north to US 75
  • US 75: From SH 56 north to FM 691
  • US 82: From Baker Road in Sherman west to FM 1417

Grayson County Construction Begins Within Four Years

  • FM 697: From US 69 north to just past Judge Carr Road
  • FM 922: From US 377 in Tioga east to CR 289 in Cooke County
  • FM 1417 (east): From SH 56 north to US 82
  • FM 1417 (west): From FM 691 north to FM 996/Hagerman Road
  • SH 56: From FM 1417 (west) to North Colbert Street
  • SH 91: From Martin Luther King in Denison north to the Oklahoma border
  • SH 91: From SH 503 north to Main Street in Denison
  • US 69: From Whitewright north to SH 56 in Bells
  • US 75: From SH 91/Texoma Parkway north to US 82
  • US 75: From the Collin County border to FM 902
  • US 75: Loy Lake Road to the Oklahoma border
  • US 82: From Bonham County border to Baker Road in Sherman
  • US 82: From FM 1417 (west) to Sadler
  • US 377: From SH 56 north to US 82 in Whitesboro



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