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FM 544 to remain open

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Latest

The Murphy City Council has refused to close FM 544 for at least three days to allow Kansas City Southern to improve its railroad crossing. Following a work session, council rejected the plan at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17. The project, which would have forced the detour of 30,000 vehicles a day, also would have included the construction of east-west sidewalks across the tracks.
In other business, council agreed with a Planning & Zoning Commission recommendation allowing swimming pool decking and pool equipment to be located three feet from a property line. Pool structures will continue to have a 5-foot setback.

To read the full story by reporter Bob Wieland, see the Jan. 26 edition of the Murphy Monitor.

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