Impact on Homes, Business of Possible U.S. 380 Relief Routes Unclear as Collin County Keeps Growing, TxDOT Says

McKINNEY — City leaders know something has to be done to improve traffic gridlock on U.S. Highway 380 as more and more people pour into Collin County.“The problem is that y’all are way behind. This should have been done 10 years ago,” Mayor Pro Tem Rainey Rogers said during a Monday night work session after the Texas Department of Transportation presented a draft list of possible freeway corridors. “We’re creating more traffic than your roads can handle.”What remains unknown is exactly how a freeway meant to relieve traffic congestion could affect businesses and people’s homes and land, particularly in rural areas just outside McKinney’s city limits.TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine has said the potential impact is still being studied. Getting answers is difficult, he said, because Collin County is growing so rapidly.And that's a critical missing piece that city leaders have said is needed for an opinion on the different scenarios. So far, Mayor George Fuller said, residents have seen only alignments "with no context."  Continue reading...

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