FM897 Road/Bridge and County Roads
NTMWD has invested more than $50 million to construct and improve approximately 11 miles of state and county roads and bridges in Fannin County.
The largest road project was the construction of FM 897 from Highway 82 to FM 1396. More than six miles of new road including a 1.3-mile-long bridge were built to provide access across the future Bois d’Arc Lake.
More than a dozen county roads and bridges were constructed, improved or re-routed to ensure ease of navigation around the lake.
Status of New Roads and Bridge
All roads are open to traffic. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) inspected the FM 897 road and bridge and it opened to the public in August 2020.
NTMWD will pay Fannin County more than $1.8 million over 10 years due to the impact that increased traffic from development and recreation could have on county roads. Additionally, the District will pay for and construct a Fannin County-owned-and-operated road maintenance facility.