Now that a portion of US Highway 190 has been designated Interstate 14, it's time for expansion. Naturally, citizens are concerned about the impact construction will have on their commute, their businesses, their property values, and their health and safety.

If you have questions or concerns about the expansion of I-14/US 190 between FM 2410 and I-35 in Belton, or if you're just curious about the proposed project, you're encouraged to attend a public open house meeting at the Harris Community Center (401 N. Alexander St, Belton) on Thursday, June 22.

The meeting is scheduled for 5 PM to 7 PM. There will be no formal presentation, but TxDOT officials will be on hand to discuss the currently unfunded project, and they'll be sharing exhibits of aerial photography and schematics.