TxDOT Schedules Public Meeting on FM 1417 Widening Project

PARIS – Texas Department of Transportation officials today announced that a public meeting is set for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 12 at Sherman City Hall (220 W. Mulberry Street) in Sherman, Texas, to share preliminary plans for the FM 1417 widening project with the public and other interested stakeholders.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend the public meeting to view preliminary project plans and to provide their input in the planning process. No formal presentation will be given; the come-and-go public meeting format will provide interested citizens and others a chance to review project details and preliminary construction plans and schedules with TxDOT staff, City of Sherman officials and consultants who are developing the project.

The proposed work includes widening the existing two-lane roadway to six lanes with a raised median, from US 82 to OB Groner Road. FM 1417 is also known as North Heritage Parkway. The project will require the purchase of new right-of-way from adjacent property owners, officials said.

Persons with special communication or accommodation needs, including language interpreters, should call (903) 892-7206 at least two working days prior to the meeting.  Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate those needs.