Denton County officials commemorated the groundbreaking of the US 380 improvement project on April 19, according to a news release.
The project, dubbed the “super street concept,” will aim to fix issues caused by major growth in the area over the past decade by increasing capacity and improving mobility as well as reducing road congestion, the release stated. In addition, the project will improve pedestrian access to schools and businesses as well as bring the roadway up to the current industry standards.
Some of the items for the project include construction of raised medians with left and right lanes from Loop 288 to the US 377 and US 380 intersection, and road widening from four to six lanes with grade separations at five major intersections along the road east of US 377 to west of Country Road 26/Collin County Line. These intersections include FM 720/Oak Grove Lane; Navo Road/Union Park Boulevard; FM 423/Gee Road; Teel Parkway/Championship Drive; and Legacy Drive.
Attendance at the ceremony included Denton County Commissioner Precinct 1 Ryan Williams, Denton County Judge Andy Eads, Precinct 3 Commissioner Bobbie J. Mitchell, and Precinct 4 Commissioner Dianne Edmondson.
“I began my term arguing for improvements to US 380 and I will continue to fight for those improvements for the duration of my service to the residents of Denton County,” said Commissioner Williams in the release. “That effort indicates that US 380 throughout Denton County needs to be a freeway. The best location for that freeway is along the existing alignment.”
The Commissioners were joined by Sen. Drew Springer, Rep. Tan Parker, Rep.-elect Richard Hayes, Denton ISD Superintendent Dr. Jamie Wilson, Cross Roads Mayor T. Lynn Tompkins, Prosper Mayor Pro-Tem Meigs Miller and the Make 380 Safe group of residents led by Jessica Dunn.