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Posted on: September 23, 2016

US Highway 80 Ramp Relocation Project to Begin

Kaufman Co. Plan

A project to improve the US 80 frontage road and relocate the ramps at FM 460 (Clements Road) and FM 740 (Pinson Road) has finally begun after almost three months of delays. The project includes eliminating a 90 degree turn on the eastbound frontage road and converting it to one-way operation for improved safety and better traffic flow. The project also includes changing the ramp configuration so that traffic headed to businesses will not have to exit to the residential development on Clements Road. There will be an exit to go northbound on Clements before the bridge and traffic headed to businesses may exit after the Clements Road bridge to avoid residential traffic. The project length is 1.5 miles. The contract was awarded to Ed Bell Construction Company with a bid of $5 million. Work will require various daytime lane closures scheduled during off-peak hours throughout the duration of the project. The project is expected to be substantially complete in Spring 2018. The project was developed and funded in cooperation with the City of Forney and Kaufman County. This project will also coincide with the project aimed at widening U.S. Highway 80, which is currently in the design phase.  We understand that several businesses will be affected by the construction. We ask for patience because this project is designed around the safety and well-being of residents who use these on-ramps on a daily basis. We will provide continuous information about the project throughout the process. Thank you. For more information about the project and all of the other projects associated with the Kaufman County Mobility Plan, please visit http://www.kaufmancountytransportation.com/

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