Commissioners acquire Dallas North Tollway east to Preston Road for Collin County Outer Loop

Commissioners are moving forward with the implementation of the Collin County Outer Loop as more land is acquired.

At the Jan. 28 meeting, Collin County Commissioners Court approved an acquisition for the property from the Dallas North Tollway east to Preston Road as part of the Outer Loop.

The Outer Loop is proposed to extend east from the Denton County and Collin County line south to Rockwall County. It is expected to help relieve traffic on US 380 and SH 78. A final alignment for the roadway was approved in December 2017.

The proposed loop already has a two-lane service road that runs between US 75 and SH 121 in Melissa. Construction is projected to eventually begin on another service road from the Dallas North Tollway to SH 121 and eventually run east of SH 78 and south to I-30.

The road would be the “next I-635” in terms of moving people across the county, former County Judge Keith Self said in a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper.