Motorists traveling along U.S. Highway 190 will see a shift in the traffic pattern today as traffic is diverted to the new Rosewood overpass.
George Lueck, the city of Killeen’s transportation director, said shifting the main lanes of traffic to the Rosewood overpass will facilitate the construction of the westbound overpass.
He said the work entails constructing bridge deck columns, bridge beams and concrete bridge decks.
Today, commuters traveling west on U.S. 190 will be shifted to the Rosewood overpass between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., one lane of U.S. 190 westbound and one lane of U.S. 190 eastbound will be closed. Eastbound traffic will remain on the detour route, while westbound traffic will use the Rosewood overpass.
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, motorists traveling eastbound on U.S. 190 will be shifted to the Rosewood overpass.
According to a news release from the city of Killeen, following the construction going on throughout the week, all main-lane traffic will use the Rosewood overpass for the duration of the project.
Construction is estimated to be completed in August 2015.
Once construction is complete, Rosewood Drive, which previously ran from south of Stagecoach Road to a dead-end near Fawn Drive, will become a major north-south artery through Killeen. The thoroughfare is being extended to run under a U.S. 190 overpass being constructed to meet Farm-to-Market 2410, just west of the Killeen-Harker Heights boundary.
Once the U.S. 190 portion of the project is complete, the highway will be six lanes from the Fort Hood main gate to W.S. Young Drive.