By Sean Wardwell

Killeen Daily Herald

The recently announced expansion of U.S. Highway 190 from four to six lanes is slated for discussion at today's Killeen's City Council workshop.

Last Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation announced the $58 million project at a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission in Austin, where Killeen Mayor Pro Tem Scott Cosper was in attendance.

Expected to begin sometime in the summer of 2012, the expansion will take place between Fort Hood's main gate and W.S. Young Drive. From there, the work will proceed in increments until it meets Interstate 35.

Funding for the project comes from Proposition 12, passed by Texas voters in 2007, which authorized $5 billion in general obligation funds.

The council also will resume discussions on forming outside groups to develop plans to bring a children's museum and dog park to Killeen. The council had planned to start these discussions on Sept. 27, but tabled the proposal for a week because of time constraints.

Also listed for discussion today are a legislative update and term limits for city boards and committees.

The workshop will begin at 5 p.m. in the large conference room of the utilities collection building, located at 210 W. Avenue C.

Contact Sean Wardwell at seanw@kdhnews.com or at (254) 501-7552.

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