Collin County transportation to be focus in 2018

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What we reported

Although officials from Collin County and its cities agree that there are major transportation issues that need to be addressed, no firm plans or funding are in place to address some areas of concern, including the potential expansion of US 380. Without a consensus from Collin County Commissioners Court, the court in June took no action on calling for a potential $500 million- $600 million transportation bond election in 2017.

The latest

County commissioners in December approved a final route for the proposed Collin County Outer Loop project. Some right of way acquisitions have already taken place for the outer loop that will run between the Denton County and Rockwall County lines.

What’s next

Two public open house meetings about the Texas Department of Transportation’s US 380 study will be held in the spring and late summer. By next fall TxDOT hopes to have the implementation plan finalized, including the recommended alignment.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 8 stories to follow in 2018 here.

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Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper’s Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.

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