The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will construct a three-mile relief route west of the city of Cresson. The relief route will be a new four-lane divided highway on US 377 beginning one mile south of the intersection of US 377 and SH 171 and ending one mile north of the same intersection. This project is a partnership between TxDOT, Hood County and the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
The contract to build the US 377 Relief Route was awarded to Zachry Construction Corporation of San Antonio for $61 million. Construction began in November 2019 and is estimated for completion in 2022.