If you didn't think there was enough road construction in central Texas, just wait! TxDot is entertaining a proposal to expand U.S. 190 to six lanes from Simmons road in Belton to Knights Way in Harker Heights.

If the proposal does go through this stretch of U.S. 190 would go from four lanes up to six, with the new lanes being build over the median currently in place to reduce interruptions to the flow of existing traffic.

What's making central Texas residents nervous about this proposal is that it would up the amount of major road construction projects in the area. Right now Bell County residents are getting used to the lane reduction over Belton Dam on FM 2271 for the next few months, I-35 construction, and the,n the lane expansion on 317 between Belton and Temple.

TxDot spokesman Ken Roberts told the Temple Daily Telegram, "We certainly don’t intend to put all of our roadways under construction at one time, but on the same token when money becomes available for us to do this and make these upgrades, it’s prudent from our standpoint to go ahead and do that and temporarily inconvenience the public for a greater good.”

Belton and Harker Heights residents will be able to share their opinions on Tuesday at a public meeting from 5p to 7p at the Harker Heights Library, located at 400 Indian Trail Drive in Harker Heights.


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