I-45 Corridor


I-45 wreck yields no injuries

A two-vehicle accident was responsible for closing the interstate last Thursday, June 14, in Freestone County. The roadway was closed for hours, with traffic being rerouted to Texas 75 and Fairfield Police Department busy directing the flow through Fairfield.

No injuries were reported and both accident victims refused treatment. Howard Lee, 43, was traveling northbound on I-45 in an 18-wheeler when he reportedly changed lanes and struck a 2003 Toyota Camry, driven by Dallas resident Jordyn Johnson.

According to reports, when Lee switched lanes



Lyle Lovett stops by Rotary

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Country singer songwriter Lyle Lovett stopped by Sam's Restaurant for lunch Tuesday, May 1, and popped in to say hello to the Fairfield Rotary Club during their meeting. Pictured are Landis Bayless, Ron Hunt, Dave Huffman, Lovette, Donna Tyus, Jason Hullum, Lynn Simpson, and Gene Chavers.

Photo submitted by Jason Hullum


TxDOT open house planned

FREESTONE COUNTY – The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is developing plans to improve the traffic flow of I-45 frontage roads and ramps within the Fairfield area. An informal open house is scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Fairfield Elementary School. A proposed project layout will be available for viewing and TxDOT staff will be available to discuss the project. Since this meeting will be conducted as an open house, no formal presentation is planned. Attendees may come and go at their convenience.



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