Ken Paxton’s Capitol Steps: TxDOT accepts input on 380

Regarding the widening of Highway 380:

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a public hearing this week to discuss the proposed widening of U.S. 380 from FM 2478 (Custer Road), to Bois D’ Arc Road, a length of about 4 miles. Anyone interested in the social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements to U.S. 380 are encouraged to submit written comments by December 10, 2010.

The proposed project is needed to accommodate the projected increase in traffic demand in the area. The proposed plans show U.S. 380 widened from a four-lane median divided roadway to a six-lane roadway divided by a 16 foot wide raised median with 10 foot wide outside shoulders. This project’s improvements are designed to reduce congestion and improve mobility without the need for additional right of way. TxDOT planners and engineers are listening carefully so the plans and projects they develop will closely address the needs and reflect the values of the communities and public they serve.

The environmental studies, maps, drawings and project designs are available for viewing and copying at TxDOT’s Dallas District Office, located at 4777 East Highway 80, Mesquite, Texas 75150; at the City of McKinney, 222 North Tennessee Street, McKinney, TX 75069; and at the TxDOT Collin County area office, 2205 S. SH 5, McKinney, TX 75069. The tentative construction schedule can be also be obtained at the TxDOT Dallas District office.

Written comments can be submitted to the following address:

Mr. Robert Hall, P.W.S., CFM
TxDOT Dallas District Environmental Coordinator
P.O. Box 133067
Dallas, Texas 75313-3067

For additional transportation related information please visit the TxDOT Web site http://www.txdot.gov.

Ken Paxton is running for Speaker of the House. The state representative votes for Collin County. To contact Rep. Paxton by phone, call 972.562.4543 or his capitol office at 512.463.0356.

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