A motion to consider purchasing land along the U.S. 380 Bypass was withdrawn Monday during a Collin County Commissioner's Court meeting and will be brought up again later this month.
The discussion about the land comes as the Texas Department of Transportation is in the midst of the months-long process of evaluating potential routes for a future freeway to ease highway congestion.
According to TxDOT, it will be more than a year, and possibly two years, before TxDOT adopts a final route for the future U.S. 380 highway.
The work would spread from Coit Road West in the Prosper-Frisco area to FM 1827, just east of McKinney, and could include an eight-lane freeway with frontage roads, TxDOT said.
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TxDOT said county staff are seeking the court's approval to immediately begin acquiring land along the proposed bypass, or "red" route, rather than waiting for TxDOT's official recommendation.
The proposed resolution stated that future development in the region could ultimately exclude the particular corridor from consideration unless the land is acquired now, TxDOT said.
TxDOT will lay out its proposed improvement plan during a virtual meeting on Jan. 21.
The meeting will be posted online through Feb. 5.