Highway 289 bids announced

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. -- Bids for the Highway 289 extension project were announced Thursday morning at the Grayson County Courthouse. Over 40 contractors received the engineers’ specifications for the highway project over the past month.

On Thursday, five bids were read turned in and read aloud.

County officials say they are pleased with the results of the bidding and are anxious to get construction started next month. Workers are scheduled to break ground on March 25.

"I think the challenge is going to be the timeline to try and get it done in 18 months, but the project is doable," TX-DOT area engineer Kevin Harris says.

The winning bid and contractor will be announced on Monday at commissioners’ court.


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  • by Butch "Dubya" Hickson Location: The Stix on Feb 28, 2008 at 04:21 PM
    Way to go Grayson County leaders (especially Gene Short) and TxDOT! Working together to improve our quality of life with a better transportation system right here in Grayson County Texas! Thankeeee!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2008 at 03:26 PM
    Can we ship some of our Oklahoma DOT people down to watch and learn? First lesson: don't always take the lowest bid. You need Dramamine on our roads up here!
  • by Resident Location: Texoma on Feb 28, 2008 at 02:56 PM
    Regarding 289 thru Grayson and into Pottsboro. What kind of zoning exists in that area of the county regarding business/housing construction and an attempt to control quality and while preserving the natural beauty of the area? It would be a shame if rampant speculation and construction wasted the land resources of western Grayson county.
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