North Texas

Proposed Road Would Slice Murphy Neighborhood in Half

There is major pushback in a Collin County neighborhood that could be split in half because of a new road.

The idea is to extend Renner Road where it dead ends in Murphy.

An extension there would mean wiping out dozens of homes.

Nearly 200 people showed up at a town hall meeting Tuesday to hear about the proposal from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

It's part of a comprehensive plan to handle explosive growth in Collin County over the next 20 years.

Extending Renner Road would impact dozens of homes in the Timbers neighborhood, and force at least 25 houses to be removed.

"We feel like we are really up against the giant here trying to maintain our peaceful quiet neighborhoods. It's why we moved here in the first place," said homeowner Robert Cain.

Murphy Mayor Scott Bradley says he plans to pass on the proposal at a city council meeting in January.

"We don't see from the city of Murphy's perspective that it makes a lot of sense," Bradley said.

He says there are other viable options.

The NCTCOG says plans are in the early stages, and that without community support, it will go back to the drawing board.

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