TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options, 3 focus areas for US 380 in Collin County

This map shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Collin County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
This map shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Collin County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

This map shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Collin County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The Texas Department of Transportation released a virtual public scoping meeting Jan. 21 to discuss and receive public comments on its proposed US 380 project through Collin County from Coit Road to FM 1827.

In early 2020, TxDOT concluded the Collin County Feasibility Study, which decided on a recommended alignment of a freeway along US 380 from the Dallas North Tollway to the Hunt County line. At the Jan. 21 public hearing, TxDOT presented five conceptual alignments for the project in the area shown in orange, which runs through McKinney, Frisco, Prosper and New Hope.

Option 1 was presented in green and is the only option to follow the existing US 380 alignment.

Option 2 was presented in purple and would require new construction along its 15.8 miles. This alignment would begin at the intersection of Coit and US 380 in Prosper and travel around the north side of McKinney to eventually connect back to US 380 and FM 1827.

Option 3 was presented in blue and would span 15.6 miles. The difference between this option and the second option is where the road follows Segment C along and east of the East Fork of the Trinity River. This alternative would connect back to US 380 near FM 1827.

Option 4 was presented in gold and would span 16.3 miles. It would turn south along the west side of the east fork of the Trinity River to connect to US 380 near Airport Drive and then follow US 380 east to FM 1827.

Option 5 was presented in brown and spans 14.8 miles. This alignment would turn north and east to travel along the north side of McKinney and connect to US 75 and Hwy. 5. It would then follow the alternative east of and parallel to the east fork of the Trinity River to connect to US 380 near FM 1827. This option differs from Option 3 in its Segment B.

Modifications may continue to be made to these options as the project progresses, the presentation stated.

TxDOT must choose the best option for the project areas. To help compare these options, it has divided the project area into three focus areas for the public to review. The first is two new location segments on the west side of the project area in Prosper, Frisco and the west side of McKinney. The second is a common segment in the central portion of the project area, and the third includes two location segments on the east side of the project area in east McKinney. Each of the options is composed of different combinations of these focus areas linked end to end, the presentation stated.

Each of these focus areas has an option of not building a freeway in Segment F, shown here. Segment B is a newly developed alternative that requires additional study. The city of McKinney recommended Segment B as its preferred alternative to segments A or F. The challenges associated with this focus area include large neighborhoods, existing and proposed developments from McKinney and Prosper, major utilities and a special-use facility, the presentation stated.

After coordinating with the city of McKinney and other stakeholders, TxDOT has shifted Segment E in the second focus area about 80 feet to the north to accommodate construction of a new major water delivery pipeline, the presentation stated. The shift will also create a wider buffer between the freeway and the Heatherwood neighborhood.

TxDOT is also proposing a shift in the proposed freeway connecting US 75 and Hwy. 5 in McKinney. The shift will move this freeway to the south slightly to help pave the way for an economic hub at Laud Howell Parkway, per the city of McKinney’s request.

The presentation emphasized a final alignment has not been chosen and that each concept is being shown with 340 to 400 feet of right of way width.

Input on these options and the three focus areas is being accepted through Feb. 5 to be considered as part of the study documentation. Comments can be submitted here, emailed to stephen.endres@txdot.gov or submitted via phone at 833-933-0439. A mailing address is also available.

To see the full presentation and to learn more about the project, click here.

Editor's note: This article has been edited to include the correct spelling of Endres.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


The McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission supported a rezoning request that could allow cottage homes to be constructed on the Storybook Ranch property located at 3701 Custer Road, McKinney. (Rendering courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney's Storybrook Ranch given initial green light to redevelop into cottage homes

The project includes about 240 units in one-, two- or three-bedroom options available for rent with oversized bedroom windows, privacy fences and yards.

The current McKinney Public Safety Building will become the new headquarters for the police department after the fire department headquarters are built. (Community Impact file photo)
Architect named to design new McKinney Fire Department HQ

The layout of the building will be determined by the Martinez Architects team as it moves through its process.

The Playful Studios building in downtown McKinney
Common Desk to open downtown McKinney location in Playful Studios building

The coworking space is expected to open in late May.

Chipotle Mexican Grill opened a new Plano location Feb. 20 at the corner of Independence Parkway and Legacy Drive. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Plano Chipotle opens with drive-thru; Tailgaters sports bar opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

woman getting her hair washed
209 Salon relocates in McKinney

The salon established in 2008 has a new spot.

Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu said all vaccine hubs were forced to halt operations due to the recent flurry of ice and snow. But he said operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin County vaccine hubs resume work after winter storm shutdown

Operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22, officials said.

Assorted women's health products.
BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Center now open in McKinney

The third north Dallas location is fully open after the winter storms.

cars on snowy road
Texas Disaster Declaration opens door to federal aid for losses sustained during winter storms

Individuals and businesses who sustained losses during the February 2021 winter storms are eligible for federal assistance, according to a Texas Disaster Declaration approved

Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference Feb. 19 updating residents on the state's response to recent winter storms. (Courtesy Office of the Governor)
Gov. Abbott: Texas is working with federal, local agencies to offer financial relief, resources to residents impacted by winter storms

Gov. Greg Abbott said the state continues to prioritize four main areas of concern: power, water, supplies and fuel production.

People using the hampr service.
App-based laundry service hampr now available throughout much of northern metroplex

The app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, provides laundry washing and drying services.

ERCOT president and chief executive Bill Magness (left) was joined by the electric grid manager's senior director of system operations Dan Woodfin on Feb. 19 for a briefing on the company's emergency operations. (Screenshot via ERCOT livestream)
ERCOT chief: 'We are completely back to normal operations' as of Feb. 19

Officials with the Texas electric grid manager also said they are preparing for state and federal reviews of this week's power outages.

The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. (Courtesy U-Haul)
U-Haul offering Texans 30 free days of storage

The 30-day offer also applies to U-Box portable storage containers, which have 257 cubic feet of space and a 1 ton capacity.