Temple, Texas road crews will start work at several locations on Monday, January 24.

I've said this before, but it's worth repeating: the worst part of road construction is not knowing that it was happening.

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There's nothing more frustrating in the morning than running a little late for work, then getting stuck in traffic that could have been avoided if you knew it was happening.

This is That Warning

Kiara Nowlin with the City of Temple reports that starting Monday, January 24th, a section of Wendland Road, south of the intersection at Moores Mill Roads will be closed for about two months. This is part of the multi-phase project that will ultimately connect I-35 in north and south Temple.

Not 1 But 2 Road Closures

If your commute takes you through the Fourth Street and Avenue A intersection, you'll need a three-day detour as crews will shut down that stretch for utility relocation.

Reminder

For those not "in the know," Downtown Temple is going through a remodel with the addition of a parking garage, several new eateries and new living spaces. Nowlin reports that the intersection closure starting on Monday is related to the work being done on the parking garage going up on Fourth Street.

City of Temple

It was reported that the City of Temple is investing $60 million to improve the city's downtown area, including several big projects that would see the addition of two parking garages, living spaces, and new restaurants. Click HERE to find out more.

If you've been in Downtown Temple lately, you've seen the work being done on the Hawn Hotel. You can read more about that HERE.

As frustrating as it is to find new routes around town, these road closures are all part of the bigger plan here in Temple - a plan that will make traveling in and through the city a much better experience.

The Hawn Hotel and Arcadia Theater in Temple, Texas Will Soon Be Beautiful Again

Work has started on turning two of Downtown Temple, Texas' most distinctive (and, honestly, long neglected) landmarks. Here's what's in store for the Hawn Hotel and Arcadia Theater.

Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

A while back, I asked the good people of Temple if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.

This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).

So now Dutch Bros. is open in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.

Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!