TxDOT Announces Widening of Highway Project in Killeen to Improve Traffic Safety
As reported in the Killeen Daily Herald, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) broke ground recently for a construction project that will widen a stretch of highway between W.S. Young Drive and Fort Hood’s Main gate.
According to Kevin Dickey, who is the director of transportation planning for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), this is part of the $47 million U.S. 190 Copperas Cove Bypass project that began in 2011 and is now close to completion. Dickey said that TxDOT expects traffic congestion on 190 to be relieved thereby making all motorists and motorcyclists safer.
Killeen’s part of the highway construction project will add one lane in each direction. Also between the main gate at Fort Hood and W.S. Young Drive, bridges will be upgraded as will frontage roads.
Spokesman for TxDOT, Ken Roberts, said that the construction will improve traffic safety as well as increase the flow of traffic. The recent growth in the Fort Hood area has placed a greater demand on existing transportation infrastructure and necessitating the improvements. Roberts added that on some sections of U.S. 190 near Fort Hood there is just as much traffic as on Interstate 35.
This project coincides with Killeen’s Rosewood Overpass project, which was funded by what is called “Pass through Financing,” a program in which Killeen pays for the work. TxDOT then refunds most of the money.
Ray King, “The Motorcycle Attorney,” at the Ray King Law Firm in Austin, applauds efforts on the part of the city of Killeen and the Texas Department of Transportation to improve the safety of military men and women, their families, and the entire community while they are driving on Texas highways. If you are hurt in a Killeen motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another, contact “The Motorcycle Attorney,” Ray King at the Ray King Law Firm. Call (512) 375-4455 to discuss the details of your case free of charge.