Texas Department of Transportation contractor Massana Construction, out of Frisco, will be changing 70 mph speed limit signs over to 75 mph in Grayson, Hunt, Delta, Rains, Fannin, Lamar, Franklin and Red River counties within the Paris District.

Beginning Tuesday, signs are in the process of being changed on highways 289, 82 and 75 in Grayson County, highways 19 and 24 in Lamar, Delta, Rains and Hunt Counties, highway 37 south of Bogata in Red River and Franklin Counties and highway 121 in Fannin County. Speed limits will remain the same in the construction zone of highway 82 in Grayson and Fannin Counties; once the new four-lane divided highway is complete the signs will be changed. Work will be fast and new signs should be up within a couple of days, weather permitting.

Motorists are reminded that the speed limit does not go into effect until the new signs are installed. Observing speed limits means more than driving faster or slower than the posted speed: it means driving to conditions. When it’s raining or foggy, when ice is on the road, when traffic is heavy or when road construction is ahead, adjust your speed accordingly.