TxDOT is currently reconstructing US 175 from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway from FM 804 east of Athens to Frankston. The estimated construction cost is $105 million. Expected completion is summer 2019. The project is being built in phases:
Once complete, US 175 will be a four-lane divided highway with a depressed grass median from the Kaufman County line to Frankston. The completion of US 175 continues to be a high priority for this region as this is a primary route for thousands of students who travel to Stephen F. Austin State University every day, as well as a popular alternate route for I-20 to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
An open house was held on March 3, 2016, to provide the public with additional information.
Athens Area Office