Notice of Public Meeting for US 380 from FM 1827 to CR 560 in Collin County
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing a new location freeway for US 380 from FM 1827 to CR 560 in the cities of McKinney, Princeton and Farmersville in Collin County, Texas. This notice advises the public that TxDOT will be conducting an online virtual public meeting on the proposed project with an in-person option.
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Princeton High School Cafeteria
1000 East Princeton Drive Princeton, Texas 75407
Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. through Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US380Princeton
In-person attendees will be able to view the same presentation delivered for the online public meeting which will be playing on a screen, review hard copies of project materials, ask questions of TxDOT staff and/or consultants, and leave written comments.
The approximately 11.8-mile US 380 proposed project includes a new location freeway north of the city of Princeton from west of CR 337 to east of CR 458, and a reconstruction and widening of the existing US 380 roadway from FM 1827 to west of CR 337 and east of CR 458 to CR 560. The proposed project crossing Lavon Lake includes the reconstruction of the existing US 380 and the addition of frontage roads. The existing US 380 roadway includes four to six mainlanes with turn lanes, limited sidewalks and no bicycle accommodations.
The proposed facility would be constructed mostly on new location within a proposed 344 to 400-foot right of way as an eight to 10-lane divided freeway with 12-foot main lanes, auxiliary lanes, and ramps, and 10-foot outside and 15-foot inside shoulders. The proposed project would also include continuous, one-way frontage roads with two, 12-foot lanes with raised curbs and continuous 10-foot shared-use paths on both sides of the facility.
The proposed project would, subject to final design considerations, require additional right of way and potential displacement of residences and commercial structures. Relocation assistance is available for displaced persons and businesses. Information about the TxDOT Relocation Assistance Program and services and benefits for those displaced and other affected property owners, as well as information about the tentative schedule for right of way acquisition and construction, can be obtained from the TxDOT district office by calling (214) 320-6675 or online at the project website.
The proposed project is anticipated to impact properties protected under Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 such as Twin Groves Park and Caddo Park. As preliminary schematic design continues to evolve, all efforts will be made to minimize impacts to these properties. In addition, the proposed project would potentially involve construction in wetlands and action in a floodplain, as well as potential traffic noise impacts.
Preliminary environmental constraints maps showing the project location as well as design, tentative construction schedules, and other information regarding the proposed project are on file and available for public inspection Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the TxDOT Dallas District Office located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150. These materials will also be available for review online at the virtual public meeting at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US380Princeton and in hard copy form at the in-person meeting.
The virtual public meeting and in-person option will be conducted in English. If you need an interpreter or document translator because English is not your primary language or you have difficulty communicating effectively in English, one will be provided to you. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs. If you need interpretation or translation services or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate in the virtual public meeting or in-person option, please contact Madison Schein, TxDOT Dallas District Public Information Officer, at (214) 320-4483 no later than 4 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2022. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for the TxDOT to arrange.
Written comments from the public regarding the proposed project are requested and may be submitted by mail to the TxDOT Dallas District Office, 4777 East US Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150 or by email to Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov. Members of the public may call 800-588-8017 to provide verbal testimony. All comments must be received on or before Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Responses to comments received will be available online at www.keepitmovingdallas.com/US380Princeton once they have been prepared.
If you have any general questions or concerns regarding the proposed project or virtual meeting or in-person option, please contact Stephen Endres, P.E., TxDOT Project Manager, by phone at (214) 320-4469, or by email at Stephen.Endres@txdot.gov.