By unanimous vote at a recent Prosper Town Council meeting in which all council members were present, the Town expressed strong support for the eventual conversion of US 380 into a limited access roadway.
The council issued a resolution to that effect, citing the need to plan effectively for the expected increase in the general area’s population and the accompanying rise in traffic.
A limited access roadway (LAR) is often referred to as a freeway with main lanes, frontage roads, entrance and exit ramps, and grade-separated interchanges. Separately, the
Council also emphasized their support of a US 380 bypass that terminates east of the intersection with Custer Road.
“It’s clear to anyone who looks at the trends and models that have been developed,” says Harlan Jefferson, Prosper Town Manager. “In its present form, US 380 will not meet the needs of the area. Converting it to a limited access roadway seems to be the only way that it can accommodate the demands that will be placed on it.”
Recognizing the critically important necessity of efficient movement of traffic, the Collin County Commissioners Court passed a resolution prioritizing US 380 for conversion to a limited access roadway. Over half of the town of Prosper is in Collin County.