TxDOT to Make Frontage Road Repairs

TxDOT has advised, they will be working to backfill and smooth out the edges of the pavement along US 75 frontage roads.  Traffic control will be setup in order to do this work after 8:00am and wrapping up prior to 3:00pm beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 7, 2023.


From TxDOT:

TxDOT has been able to schedule some time to work on backfilling and smoothing out the edges of the pavement along the US 75 frontage roads where you installed the No Parking Signs.  We will have to set up traffic control in order to do this work.  We will wait until after 8:00 am to allow commuters and school traffic to get through the intersections and should be off the road by 3:00 pm each day.

We plan to work on the west side frontage road starting tomorrow, Thursday, September 7th.  We will place a flagger at the McDonalds driveway and a flagger at the County Line Road intersection and handle this work by temporarily making this a southbound only roadway so we can keep traffic moving.  We will not allow any traffic to head northbound during this operation, and will move southbound traffic temporarily into the northbound lane.  We estimate that this side will take us one day to complete the work.

We will move to the east side frontage road on Friday and will perform that work using flaggers.  The first day we will work between the Jack In Box driveway back towards the exit ramp and will have a flagger on each end to control traffic along with flaggers at all of the driveways in between.  We expect this section to take 1 day to complete.  Next week we will work between the FM 121 intersection and the Jack in the Box driveway and backfill this section and do some other miscellaneous work while we are there.  During this work we will have the signal turned onto flash mode and have flaggers on each side directing traffic.  We expect this portion to only take 1 day as well.

We will try to get the area backfilled and cleaned up as quickly as we can.


Volunteer Opportunity: Planning & Zoning Commission

The Planning and Zoning Commission has two openings, each being a three-year term.  The places may be filled by a resident of the city limits, a resident of the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Van Alstyne or possibly a resident of the Van Alstyne ISD boundary.

The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.

Applications will be accepted until October 3, 2023.  Apply Today!

Treasure Island Wastewater Permit Public Meeting Set

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss an application for a new Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) to authorize the discharge of treated domestic wastewater at an annual flow not to exceed 1,400,000 gallons per day.  The facility will be located approximately 0.81 miles northwest of the intersection of Farmington Road and Hodgins Road, in Grayson County, Texas 75495.

The Public Meeting is to be held:

Monday, October 9, 2023 at 7:00pm
Days Inn by Wyndham Sherman
“Dallas” Meeting Room
3605 South US Highway 75
Sherman, Texas 75090

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TXDOT to Rehab FM 121 East

TxDOT is doing a rehabilitation project for FM 121 that goes from the railroad tracks in Van Alstyne all the way to SH 160.  From the railroad tracks to Lincoln Park Road TxDOT will be milling off 2” of the surface and repaving it at the same elevation.  From Lincoln Park Road to SH 160 TxDOT will reclaim the roadway, add 8” of additional flexible base and add a two course surface treatment.  Because TxDOT will have traffic running on flexible base while the project in under construction, TxDOT plans to reduce the speed limit at the construction area where they are working and move it through the project.  TxDOT will post the area under construction to be 45 mph instead of the usual 55 mph.  The contractor will rehab the project in 2 mile segments to limit how much of the roadway is under raw base at a time. TxDOT will also replace cross drainage structures under the roadway and replace the signage along the road.  The project is already underway and is expected to be completed in January 2026.

TxDOT Press Release

Voluntary Reduction in Outdoor Watering Requested

The City of Van Alstyne is experiencing very high demands in our water system. The predominance of water use is outdoor watering. Steps are being taken to add to our supply very soon. During the weekend of August 19-20, we are asking our citizens to voluntarily reduce their outdoor watering to preserve our limited supply for essential uses. We will send another notice when we feel comfortable based on an increase in our ability to meet demands. This is estimated to be within 7-14 days.

– Bob Johnson, P.E. Interim Public Works Director