Drivers in Killeen and Harker Heights may see the end of construction woes on U.S. Highway 190 before the end of the year.

What began in 2013 as part of a major highway project — adding a third lane in both directions between Fort Hood and Knight’s Way — is now close to completion almost three years later.

Ken Roberts, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation, said the project will give U.S. 190 commuters some extra space to get to their destinations.

“The current project is adding capacity to U.S. 190 from W.S. Young Drive in Killeen to Farm-to-Market Road 2410 in Harker Heights, adding an inside travel lane in both the east and westbound directions of U.S. 190,” Roberts said in an email. “Additionally, culverts and other bridges are being upgraded and widened to accommodate the additional lanes and a concrete traffic barrier will be added between opposing travel lanes.”

Roberts said the $9.5 million project is slated for completion this fall after a setback of some two years.

“The project began in the fall of 2013 and was originally scheduled for completion in late 2014 but was placed on hold pending the completion of the city of Killeen’s Rosewood extension, which was recently completed,” Roberts said. “The project is now back on track and is anticipated to be completed later this year, weather permitting.”

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