Collin County Homeowners Say Plan to Expand Highway 380 Is ‘just a Punch in the Gut'

MCKINNEY -- On a clear morning, Stephanie and Matthew Weyenberg can see rows of straight-lined suburban rooftops from their five-acre property. Those creeping subdivisions are a sign of the future. The Weyenbergs moved here to unincorporated Collin County just outside McKinney's city limits nearly five years ago to live the country life. A gravel road leads to their red brick one-story home and the atmosphere is quiet enough to hear chirping birds and ribbiting frogs. On the other side of their fence, neighbors have horses and chickens. Others have cows grazing in a pasture.The couple knew the city planned to convert the two-lane county road near their home into a six-lane thoroughfare. But they never anticipated a freeway."It's all going to be an endless sea of rooftops, houses and concrete," Matthew Weyenberg said.  Continue reading...

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