380 Info & Updates

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Update August 31, 2021: 

TxDOT has completed the bidding process, and the widening project is scheduled to begin in late January 2022 after the remaining utilities have been relocated. This date could move up if the utility relocations are completed sooner than expected. Expected completion of the project is January 2025. The project includes several phases of traffic control that will involve shifting travel lanes north and south to provide the required construction work areas. Town representatives will attend the owner/contractor progress meetings to ensure we understand how traffic control measures will be managed, as well as communicate any issues/feedback we receive from residents.

See the Strategic Plan Updates for US 380 here.

The Town’s Strategic Plan outlines the objective of providing an equitable level of service to stakeholders along U.S. 380. Since the original Strategic Plan was adopted in 2013, the Town has made significant progress toward this goal. Fire services have increased with the opening of Fire Station 3 and regional partnerships with Prosper and Aubrey Fire Departments. Police services have also improved with the addition of police beats and substations along the U.S. 380 corridor, as well as police services for the Paloma Creek HOA. The Town also plays an active role with regional agencies such as TxDOT to ensure traffic improvement projects along U.S. 380 are moving forward. For further information, please see our Comprehensive Strategic Plan Update.

The Town of Little Elm is committed to increasing public safety along the stretch of the U.S. 380 Corridor in Little Elm for residents, stakeholders and commuters. The strides taken to increasing safety for those who live and travel through the region include: 
  • Worked with TxDOT to add a traffic signal at Magnolia Boulevard and U.S. 380
  • Added additional traffic control devices, such as right-turn-only signs when turning out of retail developments and no U-turn signs
  • Increased the number of officers in the Northern beat of the Town
  • Strengthened relationships with surrounding departments that share in U.S. 380 traffic enforcement
  • Continued the Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) inspection enforcement to ensure commercial motor vehicles are in compliance with State and Federal laws regarding the operation of CMVs
  • Participated in TxDOT DWI enforcement program (STEP)

Feasibility Study & Construction Updates

U.S. 380 Feasibility Study – Updated Virtual Public Meeting Information


FM 2931 and FM 1385 Expansion

·       The FM 2931 Expansion project has been put on hold according to TxDOT due to budget changes. The acquisition of right-of-way is scheduled to continue until the project can be restarted.

·       TxDOT has scheduled the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of FM 1385 and Fishtrap Road. The signal is planned to be operational by Summer 2021. See FM 1385 proposed realignment plans here and schematic here


U.S. 380 Construction Update

·       The project to expand US 380 to a six-lane divided roadway with grade separations at specific intersections is currently at the 95% design phase.

·       TxDOT anticipates letting the project and starting construction in late Summer 2021.

·       Important Update: TxDOT has committed to installing continuous illumination along the corridor. This will greatly improve the safety along US 380.

Construction and Improvement Updates:

See below for updates from TxDot regarding requested safety improvements. 

Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison Expresses Concerns to TxDOT in letter below. Read the response from TxDOT here

Upcoming Meetings:


Little Elm Is Hands-Free:


Who is responsible for 380?

US 380 is a state highway and is under the control of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).  Although controlled by the state, the portion of the road that is between FM 720/Oak Grove Parkway and Doe Creek is within the Little Elm Town limits. TxDOT controls the speed limit, signal light placement and timing, and construction projects; however, the Town of Little Elm provides law enforcement and traffic control along with the Denton County Sherriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety.

Who sets the speed limit along 380?

TxDOT sets the speed limit for 380; however, the speed limit is enforced by the Town of Little Elm in conjunction with the Denton County Sherriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety.

Who controls the traffic signals and signal placement along 380?

TxDOT also manages the timing of signals and placement of traffic signal along 380.

Who is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the roadway?

TxDOT manages the design, development, construction, and maintenance of 380.

Is 380 hands free?

The portion of 380 that runs through Little Elm, as well as the entire Town of Little Elm, is hands-free. Remember, when in Town, put it down! Click here to watch our Hands Free When Driving video.

Will the Town annex the unincorporated areas along 380 of Paloma Creek? 

Currently, there is no plan for the Town of Little Elm to annex unincorporated parts of Paloma Creek. 

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