Bonham is the northern terminus of the “booming” TX Hwy 121 Corridor. US Hwy 82 has recently been widened to 4-lanes from Sherman to Bonham with a future phase planned to Paris and on to Texarkana. TX Hwy 56 & 78 also provide largely uncluttered access across this region of Texas and into southeast Oklahoma.
TRAFFIC COUNTS FOR KEY ROADWAYS (click to enlarge)
Active conversations are ongoing with G&W to reestablish routine freight rail service to Bonham. Meanwhile, “Trans-load” service is available in nearby Commerce, Texas via Blacklands Railroad.
There are two ports available within 200 miles of Bonham.
The Port of Shreveport-Bossier, an industrial park and inland multi-modal transportation and distribution center on the Red River Waterway in Northwest Louisiana, is just south of the City of Shreveport. The unique location advantages allow the Port to provide businesses here a link to domestic and international markets via the Mississippi River, and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
The Port of Muskogee, strategically located near the confluence of the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand Rivers, at River Mile 393.8 of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, links Oklahoma with inland ports on the Ohio, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, and sea ports around the world, via the Gulf of Mexico.
The Port of Houston, 300 miles south on I-45, is our nearest “deep-water” port.
The Bonham Economic Development Corporation is a Type B corporation that works to foster the creation of a favorable climate for new and improved job opportunities by encouraging the development of business, industry, retail and tourism.
514 Chestnut Street
Bonham, Texas 75418
903-583-7555 ext 106