Beginning this spring, Collin County will start talks with landowners to acquire land along US 380 between the Denton County line and Coit Road for a future freeway that could see work begin around 2030.
In December, Collin County commissioners directed staff to acquire land on the future US 380 corridor in two segments: one in Princeton into Farmersville and the other in Frisco.
In 2016, commissioners determined a lack of freeways was the main transportation deficit in the county, Collin County Director of Engineering Clarence Daugherty said. Nearly four miles of land in Frisco will be used for the freeway.
“They identified the US 380 corridor from Denton County to Hunt County all the way across our county as the first priority,” Daugherty said.
The Texas Department of Transportation has conducted a feasibility study, and the county is now working to pin down exactly where this freeway will go, Daugherty said. Next steps typically include an environmental analysis by TxDOT and then land acquisition.
By Elizabeth Ucles, Community Impact Newspaper