FM 121 closure starts Tuesday for road widening project

GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas (KXII) -- For the next two days, drivers who take a segment of FM 121 in Grayson County will have to find another way to go.

For weeks now, signs have been in place, warning drivers about the upcoming closure. Starting Tuesday morning, about 7,000 drivers that use the road will have to find a new route to get between US 75 and State Highway 289.

"I commute everyday, I work in this area and so I'm gonna have to find another way, GPS it, to go around it," Carl Sendejas said.

A mile stretch from Farmington Road to Lovers Leap Lane will be closed for two days while contractors replace some of the culverts as part of the widening and improvement project along FM 121.

Sendejas drives this stretch of the road every day. He said it's time for some improvements.

"If they get it done in a reasonable amount of time, we reap the benefits of less traffic, less clogging," Sendejas said.

As far as these next two days, traffic will detour north to FM 902.

"You should slow down and pay special attention and obey all traffic controls when you approach and travel through a work zone," Tim McAlavy with the Texas Department of Transportation said.

Now drivers like Sendejas need to plan ahead for the extra commute.

"I'm gonna have to go around, but if it's for the greater good, if you shut it down for construction for better roads, then I'm all for it."

The road is set to re-open Thursday.