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Public hearing, road closure discussed

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Latest

The final Murphy City Council meeting of 2022 began with a year-end update on the sidewalk rehabilitation project by Public Services Director Tim Rogers.

Also held at the meeting was a public hearing regarding adding retail uses to an existing planned development at 701 W. FM 544. The hearing prompted several nearby property owners and residents to speak out against the issue.

A proposed three-day closure of FM 544 by Kansas City Southern sometime soon received an emphatic ‘no’ by the mayor. The plan includes the construction of new sidewalks and the reconstruction of the railroad crossing.

Council said it will seek outside opinions on the matter, in addition to getting in touch with their state representative.

For the complete council story by Kyle G. Horst, see the Dec. 15 edition of the Murphy Monitor.

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