Copperas Cove: Council gets update on US 190 project

The project would retain three lanes on each side of the roadway while building a raised median that will limit where drivers can turn left along the 1.3-mile project area. (City of Copperas Cove)
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COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) The City of Copperas Cove held a special council workshop Tuesday evening for an update on the progress of a Texas Department of Transportation project to construct medians along U.S. Business 190 from Constitution Drive to Avenue D.

The project would retain three lanes on each side of the roadway while building a raised median that will limit where drivers can turn left along the 1.3-mile project area.

City Manager Ryan Haverlah, said the project is extremely important because of safety concerns.

“We’ve had a number of accidents on this roadway,” he said.

“The city and the regional partners felt that this was a project that needed to be funded for safety components.”

A total of just more than $11 million has been raised in grant money and government funds.

Work on the project is expected to begin this summer.

No official start date was given but the expected time frame for the project is 14 to 16 months.