Frisco City Council temporarily lowers speed limit along US 380 during widening project

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Frisco City Council on Jan. 18 approved a temporary speed limit reduction along US 380. The speed limit was lowered from 60 mph to 50 mph from the city’s western limits to the Denton County and Collin County line. (Map courtesy city of Frisco)

Frisco City Council on Jan. 18 approved a temporary speed limit reduction along US 380. The speed limit was lowered from 60 mph to 50 mph from the city’s western limits to the Denton County and Collin County line. (Map courtesy city of Frisco)

Drivers passing through north Frisco will have to tap the brakes for about three years.

Frisco City Council on Jan. 18 approved a temporary speed limit reduction along US 380. The speed limit was lowered from 60 mph to 50 mph from the city’s western limits to the line between Denton and Collin counties.

The Texas Department of Transportation this year is working to widen the highway, according to city documents.

The highway is being expanded from four to six lanes of traffic from the town of Crossroads to the Denton County and Collin County line, the documents stated. In addition, grade separations will be placed at FM 423, Championship Drive and Legacy Drive.

TxDOT has requested all cities within the project limits reduce the speed limit on US 380 to 50 mph, according to the city.


At the end of construction, TxDOT will perform speed studies and make recommendations for a new permanent speed limit, city documents stated. The project is expected to last three years.

Those who exceed the speed limit could face a misdemeanor charge and a maximum fine of $500, according to the city’s updated ordinance.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.