US 380 Feasibility Studies
US 380 Collin County Feasibility Study
TXDOT presented the first of 3 public meetings to get opinions of possibly solutions to the problem of HWY 380 from Hunt to Denton county line.
As we all know, HWY 380 is already over capacity at certain times of day. It will only get worse as our county continues to grow.
Below are the proposed routes, TXDOT wants your opinion. You will find a link on how to let TXDOT hear your thoughts toward the bottom of this page.
New Hope has been involved with the creation of the routes presented. Both P&Z member Andy Reitinger and Mayor Jess Herbst have been attending workshops over the last several months to express the concerns of the Town.
We favor the Yellow Alignment because it is the only one that would relieve traffic on FM1827. By providing a route to the north of New Hope, residents in the growing neighborhoods in north east Collin county would no longer need to drive through New Hope to get to a major thoroughfare.
Please look these over and send let TXDOT know what you think.
Green Alignment Route Maps
Pink Alignment Route Maps
Blue Alignment Route Maps
Yellow Alignment Route Maps
Red Alignment Route Maps
- Sheet 1 - Denton County Line to Custer Rd.
- Sheet 2 - Custer Rd. to McDonald St./Highway 5
- Sheet 3 - McDonald St./Highway 5 to Monte Carlo Blvd.
- Sheet 4 - Spur 399 Extension/McKinney National Airport Area
- Sheet 5 - Monte Carlo Blvd. to Lake Lavon
- Sheet 6 - Lake Lavon to Hunt County Line
What is the purpose of the study?
Analyze potential roadway alternatives, including the existing alignment and new alignments, for US 380 through Collin County from the Denton County line to the Hunt County line.
What is a feasibility study?
A feasibility study is one planning tool that TxDOT uses when a project is in the very early stages of development. It helps determine if the project should move on to more advanced phases of project development such as more in-depth environmental analysis, public involvement, schematic design and right-of-way mapping.
The reason this type of study is done is to identify high level or critical elements of engineering, impacts to stakeholders and the public, and the economic feasibility of potential new roadways or improvements to existing roadways.
Feasibility studies are not intended to result in detailed design, environmental analysis, or cost estimates.
What will be evaluated in this feasibility study?
The study team will consider projected regional traffic, existing and planned developments, stakeholder input and the impact on the economy and environment.
What are expected project milestones?
Summer 2017 – Study begins
Spring 2018 and Late Summer 2018 – Public open house meetings will be held to discuss the project and gather feedback from the public
Fall 2018 – Project implementation plan finalized that would include a recommended alignment(s)
*Please note that the project schedule is subject to change.
Why is the study being conducted?
The County is growing…
The population of Collin County is projected to grow from just under 800,000 people (2010 Census) to over 3.8 million people in 2050, according to the Texas Demographic Center.*
*Assume the 2000-2010 Migration scenario for 2014 Texas Population Projections
More and more land in the County is being preserved for developments.
The study team is working with Collin County and cities in the study area to identify land which has been purchased and right of way that is preserved for existing or future planned residential or commercial development. As the County’s population grows, the options to build a new roadway or expand the existing US 380 become more limited and potential impacts to residential and commercial developments increase. The feasibility study will identify a roadway alignment or alignments to serve as a blueprint for City staff to begin preserving land now.
When will construction begin?
There are many steps that must be completed after this project before construction could begin such as a more in-depth environmental analysis and public involvement, schematic design, right-of-way mapping and detailed roadway design.
Your input is important in shaping the future of US 380 and Collin County. Click here to receive project updates and notifications of public meetings/hearings.
US 380 Presentation Slides
US 380 Presentation Boards
US 380 Constraints Map
US 380 Travel Time Estimator Tool
US 380 How to Provide Input