McKinney, Collin County, TxDOT recommend different alignments for improvements to US 380

After many discussions about US 380, the Texas Department of Transportation, the city of McKinney and Collin County officials have not been able to agree on a solution to congestion.

TxDOT recommended a bypass alignment for US 380 on May 6. But Collin County commissioners and the city of McKinney have since proposed other alternatives.

McKinney Mayor George Fuller said he does not think everyone is capable of getting on the same page.

“[TxDOT needs] to look at the real metrics … and make the decision that is best for the region [as] a whole,” he said.

Commissioners passed a resolution May 7 supporting the development of US 380 as a limited-access roadway, or highway, along the existing roadway.

Fuller presented three other modified options—teal, pink and yellow alignments—during a town hall meeting May 14. Theses alignments are  conversation starters, he said.

The most recent option from Fuller and McKinney released May 22 would relieve congestion along US 380 without building any limited-access roadway. This plan calls for expanding Bloomdale and Wilmeth roads and Laud Howell Parkway to eight lanes each and adding one lane in each direction of US 380.

Because US 380 is a state highway, TxDOT officials will make the final decision. Doing nothing to relieve congestion is still an option, officials said.

All viable options for US 380 will be considered during the environmental study, which is the next step, TxDOT officials said.

Fuller said everyone has to look regionally at how to minimize the impact and make an alignment workable.
SHARE THIS STORY


MOST RECENT

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced north- and southbound lane closures on US 75 on Nov. 14-15. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Lane closures on US 75 to take place Nov. 14-15 in Collin County

Driver's can expect US 75 lane closures Nov. 14-15, according to The Texas Department of Transportation. 

TxDOT presented its preferred US 380 alignment in May. (courtesy city of McKinney)
City sets guiding principles for development of US 380 alignment in McKinney

McKinney City Council approved a resolution setting guiding principles for the development of a US 380 alignment during an Oct. 15 City Council meeting.

Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow expect to open a new corporate headquarters at 299 E. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney in spring 2020. (Rendering courtesy Craig Anderson)
Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow to open new corporate headquarters in McKinney

Infinity Realty Partners and Brahma Title & Escrow expect to open a new corporate headquarters at 299 E. Eldorado Parkway, McKinney in spring 2020.

The McKinney Urban Transit District has allocated $270,000 for funding of a new pilot program that will allow people facing certain hardships free transportation service. (courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney Urban Transit District allocates $270,000 toward pilot program allowing free transportation for eligible riders

The McKinney Urban Transit District set aside $270,000 for the implementation of a “hardship” pilot program, during a Nov. 13 board meeting.

The city of McKinney has been selected to host one of the Drum Corps International tour stops at its McKinney ISD stadium next summer. (courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney ISD stadium selected to host Drum Corps International competition next summer

The city of McKinney announced Nov. 13 that it has yet again landed a major event at its new $70 million stadium.

Graphite Pencil   Paper is now open in downtown McKinney offering a variety or pencils and stationary. (courtesy Graphite Pencil   Paper)
Graphite Pencil + Paper now open in downtown McKinney

Graphite will offer a wide variety of pencils from international and national brands, as well as sharpeners, erasers, stationary, stickers, cards, books, socks, t-shirts and more.

The city of McKinney has hired a new Assistant City Manager, named Kim Flom. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney hires Kim Flom as new assistant city manager

Kim Flom, who is packing 15 years of municipal government experience, has been hired as the new Assistant City Manager for the city of McKinney, according to a city news release.

family walking in the park at sunset
Collin County community leaders campaign for complete count during 2020 Census

Collin County community leaders want to raise awareness of the importance of having a complete count of the area's population.

Cryo N More is now open in McKinney and offering services such as extreme cold treatment. (courtesy Cryo N More)
Cryo N More now open in McKinney, offering extreme cold treatment, tanning

The store offers cryotherapy, which activates the body’s natural healing system by exposing it to extreme cold, according to the website. Cryo also offers normatec compression and tanning.

CBD: What is it and is it legal in Texas?

Is CBD legal? CBD, or Cannabidiol is

Sprout Dentistry for Kids is now open in McKinney. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Sprout Dentistry for Kids now open in McKinney

The dentist offers pediatric dental practices and offers pain-free and needle-free treatment.

At this year's State of the City, the speakers were McKinney Mayor George Fuller, city manager Paul Grimes, McKinney ISD Superintendent Rick McDaniel and Collin College District President Neil Matkin (right to left). (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
State of the City highlights McKinney’s progress and plans for upcoming year

At this year’s State of the City event on Nov. 7, guests learned of different successes and challenges for McKinney ISD, Collin College and the city.

Back to top