Commissioners acquire more land for Collin County Outer Loop

Collin County Commissioners Court acquired more land to be part of the Collin County Outer Loop.

Collin County Commissioners Court acquired more land to be part of the Collin County Outer Loop.

Editor's note: This story has been updated for clarification about the alignment approved in December 2017. The headline has also been updated.

Commissioners are moving forward with the implementation of the Collin County Outer Loop as more land is acquired.

At the Jan. 28 meeting, Collin County Commissioners Court approved an acquisition for the property from the Dallas North Tollway east to Preston Road as part of the Outer Loop.

The Outer Loop is proposed to extend east from the Denton County and Collin County line south to Rockwall County. It is expected to help relieve traffic on US 380 and SH 78.

A final alignment for the roadway between Preston Road and US 75 was approved in December 2017.

The proposed loop already has a two-lane service road that runs between US 75 and SH 121 in Melissa. Construction is projected to eventually begin on another service road from the Dallas North Tollway to SH 121 and eventually run east of SH 78 and south to I-30.

The road would be the “next I-635” in terms of moving people across the county, former County Judge Keith Self said in a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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