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U.S. 190 expansion will begin on March 1st


TxDot will begin construction to expand U.S. 190 in the Killeen-Fort Hood area on March 1st.

The project will expand U.S. 190 to six lanes and a concrete traffic barrier will be added between opposing travel lanes.

Currently the U.S. 190 capacity holds 89,400 vehicles per day, and that number is expected to double over the next twenty years. The existing roadway does not hold enough cars to meet the current or future traffic demands.

Ken Roberts of TxDot spoke to News Channel 25's Markeya Thomas about the expansion.

"That lack of roadway capacity requires us to respond to the need to work and resolve the traffic congestion issue and increase the safety," explains Roberts.

The six mile construction will add capacity from W. S. Young Drive to the Fort Hood Main Gate near Spur 172, and will cost $55.3 million dollars.

TxDot advises the traveling public to expect delays and to drive with caution. The expansion is expected to be completed Fall 2015.

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