TxDOT Selects Preferred Design for U.S. 380 Bypass in Collin County

November 8, 2023

In September, TxDOT released a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the U.S. 380 Bypass Project in Collin County, identifying the Blue Alternative as its preferred route. The 8-lane highway project would wrap around north McKinney, Texas, starting from the west (Coit Road and existing U.S. 380) and connecting to U.S. 380 near FM 1827 to the east.

Map of TxDOT’s Preferred Alignment for Collin County’s U.S. 380 Bypass Project courtesy of TxDOT Dallas District Progress Report

TxDOT considered three other route options but ultimately decided on the Blue Alternative since it required less right-of-way acquisition, floodplain impacts, and impacts of planned and under-construction communities compared to the other three options. However, this alignment still results in the displacement of 38 businesses, 26 residences, and 12 utility sites.

The $3.27 billion project has acquired some funding, but construction is not expected to begin until at least 2026 once the bidding process is finalized. In the meantime, impacted property owners can expect to receive initial offer letters from TxDOT soon.

Upon receiving these letters, property owners should contact an expert eminent domain attorney to receive just compensation. Contact Barron, Adler, Clough & Oddo, PLLC, to learn how to protect your property rights.