Public feedback will now be accepted through April 20 following a second extension of the public hearing period for the US 380 bypass project in McKinney.

The public comment period, which was originally scheduled to end March 21, was first extended through April 5. The public comment period will now end April 20, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation.

The public hearing is in response to the release of the draft environmental impact study on the project in February. Two in-person public hearings were held in February, where attendees could view project materials, route maps and other documents related to the project and study results.

TxDOT began the environmental impact study for the proposed bypass in 2020. The environmental study looked at historic places, cemeteries and wetlands that might be affected by the various alignment options, according to TxDOT.

TxDOT has identified the Blue Alternative, consisting of segments A, E and C, as its preferred alignment. Under this configuration, the freeway would be constructed on about 15 miles on a new location on Coit Road and US 380 and extend east around the northern portion of McKinney, connecting back to the existing US 380 near FM 1827, east of McKinney city limits.

Community members looking to submit feedback can:For more information on the project, visit