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COPPERAS COVE — After years of construction and millions of dollars, the U.S. Highway 190 bypass and Farm-to-Market 2657 projects will be complete early next month.

City officials announced a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of the projects will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 13 on the bypass, which is southwest of Old Copperas Cove Road. The new highway will open to traffic later that day.

The event is open to the public. Representatives from the city and the Texas Department of Transportation are expected to attend.

The 5.2-mile, $64 million bypass will take traffic around the city from east of the Five Hills shopping center to west of Farm-to-Market 2657.

The ribbon-cutting for the bypass follows the opening of State Highway 9 earlier this year.

That project, which takes traffic from east of the city’s Five Hills center on U.S. Highway 190 to North Farm-to-Market 116 near Courtney Lane, cost $34.7 million and opened in February.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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