Princeton’s infrastructure is primed for economic and residential growth. New roadways are under construction and in the planning phases, and the city looks to the future with proposed transportation facilities that consider all needs by accommodating automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians with the goal to promote positive community character and identity.
In May of 2021, $110.6 Million in bond funds for Collin County road improvements were approved for work on freeways, thoroughfares, and open spaces and parks to improve mobility and prevent congestion.
$10 million of these funds were approved to buy land for the future US 380 freeway in Princeton and Farmersville.
TxDOT plans to widen US 380 (W Princeton Dr) to three lanes in each direction, with a tentative construction start date of 2024. TxDot is also planning a grade-separated freeway bypass north of Princeton, with the route to be determined.
Two major four-lane thoroughfare streets (N Beauchamp Blvd and Myrick Ln) are also under construction to improve traffic flow and accessibility.
Road expansions in the downtown area serve as a significant attraction and are geared toward producing a metropolitan downtown square layout that promotes growth. The city has also prepared a vision plan for downtown revitalization, funded by the Princeton EDC.
Other improvements have recently been completed and are underway, including water/server, storm drainage, earthwork.
Princeton continuously works to improve connectivity, reduce unnecessary congestion, and provide continuous routes for all modes of transportation, including pedestrian and bicycle, through the proposed additions of sidewalks, bike lanes, hike and bike trails, and inviting, walkable places.