380 Info & Updates

Update: TxDOT will be updating the traffic lights located at Hwy. 380 and FM 720 on Thursday, January 17, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Traffic delays are expected.

This purpose of this page is to provide updates regarding U.S. 380; construction, safety, meetings, and statistics. The information on this page is updated regularly, so check back often. 

Additional Safety Measures

On Jan. 3, 2019, the Town of Little Elm requested additional measures from TxDOT to increase safety along the U.S. 380 corridor between FM 720 and FM 423 in Little Elm. The requests are outlined below: 

Construction and Improvement Updates:

See below for updates from TxDot regarding requested safety improvements. 

Upcoming Meetings:

Proposed Improvements to US 380 I-35 In Denton County To West of CR 26 (Collin County Line)- Public Meeting, Tuesday, January 22, 2019.    

Open House - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.     Public Meeting Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

Denton Civic Center
321 E. McKinney Street
Denton, TX 76201

Little Elm Is Hands-Free:

U.S. 380 Traffic Statistics (YTD):

  • Number of traffic stops as of 12/31/18: 2697
  • Number of citations issued as of 12/31/18: 1071
  • Number of warnings issues as of 12/31/18: 1626
  • Fourteen percent of traffic citations written by the Little Elm PD are on U.S. 380
  • Red light camera citations as of 11/27/2018 total 51,214
  • U.S. 380 account for 29 percent of accidents in the Town of Little Elm
  • There were three fatality accidents YTD in 2018


Who is responsible for US 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. To view the current map of Town of Little Elm incorporated areas along 380, click here.

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