Multiple hearings are planned early next month, to provide area residents the latest proposals for the future alignment of one of the busiest highways in North Texas, and how it will connect to Hunt County.
The Texas Department of Transportation announced Friday it has scheduled three public meetings on the feasibility of the proposed U.S. Highway 380 project, that begins at the Hunt County line and continue through Collin County to the Denton County line.
The hearings are set Monday, May 6, in the Russell A. Steindam Courts Building in McKinney; on Tuesday, May 7, at Princeton High School and on Thursday, May 9, at Lorene Rogers Middle School in Prosper. Each of the meetings begins at 6 p.m. and each will have TxDOT representatives on hand present information in an open house format with a formal presentation.
The TxDOT announcement indicated the purpose of the study is to analyze potential roadway options for Highway 380, including improving the existing alignment or utilizing a new alignment. A recommended alignment will be presented at the meetings.
Written or electronic comments from the public will be accepted for a period of 15 calendar days following the meetings.
Written comments may be submitted either in person at the public meeting, online, or by mail to: Stephen Endres, P.E., TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, TX 75150-6643, or by email addressed to Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov.
Written comments must be postmarked on or before Friday, May 24, 2019, to be included in the documentation of the public meeting.
Public hearings were conducted at locations along the proposed route in Collin and Denton counties in the spring and fall of 2018, with the results of an online survey submitted by late October of last year.
Additional information concerning the study is available online at Drive380.com
The purpose of the TxDOT study has been to analyze and consider potential roadway options for the highway, and whether it would be better to improve the current alignment or proceed with alternative alignments that could require additional right of way, according to a TxDOT release.
TxDOT completed an expansion project of U.S. Highway 380 in Hunt County during the summer of 2013.
The job of widening the highway from two to four lanes through Hunt County began in the fall of 2007. Business Highway 380, where it passed through Floyd, was abandoned in favor of a new path for the highway around the city.