May 8, 2023 Posted in Industry News Share
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently wrapped up public commentary on potential designs for its proposed U.S. 380 Bypass Project in Collin County. The designs were released as part of the project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in January.
The project would create a new 8-lane freeway with frontage roads that would wrap around north McKinney starting from the west (Coit Road and existing U.S. 380) and connecting back to U.S. 380 near FM 1827 to the east. The portion of U.S. 380 that runs through McKinney would not be redeveloped in order to avoid disrupting urban areas.
The proposed bypass includes five segments (A, B, C, D, and E) as shown in the map below. Each of these segments make up four different paths outlined in the EIS.
Courtesy of TxDOT Dallas District Progress Report
TxDOT favors the Blue alternative, estimated to cost $2.87 billion, which would likely impact 35 businesses and 22 residential properties by displacement or condemnation.
Nearby residents prefer the Purple alternative. Segment D runs through floodplain areas while segment C cuts through 10 residences and 19 businesses, including a therapeutic horseback riding facility. The Purple alternative would impact a slightly lesser amount of landowners than the Blue alternative.
Meanwhile, city officials in McKinney and Prosper support opposing routes that would each circumvent their towns and pass through the other. McKinney supports segment B (goes through Prosper) while Prosper supports segment A (passes through the western edge of McKinney).
Final Alignment Will Determine Total Properties Impacted
Once TxDOT assesses feedback on the U.S. 380 Bypass project, it will determine the final alignment and disclose the amount of impacted properties by the end of 2023. Construction would begin in 2027, pending funding, but potentially affected property owners are encouraged to get in touch with an experienced eminent domain and condemnation attorney sooner rather than later to avoid surprises and stay ahead of the process. The team at Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC is ready to put their experience to work for you.
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