TxDOT officials select a bypass alignment for US 380 in Collin County

Collin County residents finally have an answer about solutions to relieve congestion on US 380.

Texas Department of Transportation officials are recommending a bypass for US 380 from the Denton County line to Hunt County line, according to details released at a meeting May 6 in McKinney. TxDOT’s preferred alignment is a combination of its previous options, which were labeled in earlier plans as Red A, Red D and Green B.

This preferred alignment will start in Prosper along US 380’s current alignment then run north between Ridge Road and Stonebridge Drive in McKinney, avoiding the Tucker Hill neighborhood. The alignment then continues east along Bloomdale Road. It reconnects with US 380 at Airport Drive. The alignment also connects US 380 to SH 121 west of the McKinney National Airport. The alignment also runs south of New Hope, north of Princeton and south of Farmersville.

Talk about ways to alleviate traffic congestion on US 380 began in April 2018 when TxDOT presented five proposed alignments for the roadway. Those were narrowed to two in October. In March, residents learned about two new proposed bypass segments being considered for US 380 in Collin County.

Construction on the nearly 33-mile roadway will not begin for another six to 10 years. The project could take 20 years to complete, according to TxDOT officials.

Prior to dirt turning, TxDOT will divide the road into independent projects and prioritize them. Then, an environmental study and design schematics will be done.

The environmental study looks at historic places, cemeteries and wetlands that might be affected by the alignment, TxDOT Public Information Officer Ryan LaFontaine said.

During the environmental study residents will be invited to several open houses and public meetings. The alignment presented May 6 may also slightly shift during the study, LaFontaine said.

The environmental study is expected to take two to four years to complete, LaFontaine said in an email.

Right-of-way acquisitions will take place during the environmental study, according to LaFontaine. He said right-of-way acquisitions and funding will take three to five years to complete.

Once the study is complete, a final design, construction plans and cost estimates will be determined.

TxDOT will host additional meetings from 6-8 p.m. May 7 at Princeton High School, 1000 E. Princeton Drive, Princeton, and from 6-8 p.m. May 9 at Lorene Rogers Middle School, 1001 Coit Road, Prosper. All meetings will be held in an open house format, with a presentation starting at 6 p.m., according to a news release. The same information will be given at all three meetings.

More information about the roadway can be found in Community Impact Newspaper’s previous coverage here.

Editor's note: The Texas Department of Transportation has also clarified its information and will still consider other alignment options.


MOST RECENT

ExxonMobil has held office space at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: ExxonMobil to bring Hughes Landing employees back to Spring location; Dave's Hot Chicken to open in Plano and more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 27.

Food.
NoRa Asian Fresh now serving fusion dishes in Richardson

The fast-casual restaurant offers a variety of Asian fusion dishes, such as egg rolls, rice bowls, sushi, ramen and more.

The Silver Line will include 10 stations along its planned route, including two in Plano and two in Richardson. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
DART offers two virtual meetings for public to review long-term mobility plans

The meetings will be streamed Oct. 27 from noon-1 p.m. and Oct. 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., according to DART.

City health officials decided to spray a portion of Richardson after a mosquito trap tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to a city release. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Richardson to spray Oct. 26-27 after mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile virus

The Richardson Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in the southwest section of the city after a trap in the area tested positive for West Nile virus.

"The Dude" is the signature burger at Lebowski's Grill. (Olivia Aldridge/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Lebowski's Grill upends expectations in Austin; first Houston-area Costco Business Center opens in Stafford and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 26.

Food.
New Jason’s Deli location under construction on South Plano Road in Richardson

Work on the nearly 4,700-square-foot building is slated to be completed during the first quarter of 2022, according to a filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

Building.
Plano ISD considering sale of Shiloh Center located along planned Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line route

Plano ISD has received a number of inquiries from real estate professionals about clients interested in purchasing the property, Chief Financial Officer Randy McDowell said.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Early voting continues Oct. 25-29 for the Nov. 2 election in Dallas and Collin counties. (Courtesy steheap/Adobe Stock)
Richardson polling location logs just over 900 ballots in first week of early voting

Nearly 10,580 ballots were cast at Dallas County polling locations between Oct. 18-24. This represents less than 1% of the 1.4 million registered voters in the county.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.