190 bypass

TxDOT will work on pavement repairs on Highway 190 south of Copperas Cove.

Motorists coming into Copperas Cove from Interstate 14 can expect delays beginning Monday.

The Texas Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the exit to get on westbound Highway 190 around Copperas Cove will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for approximately two weeks.

The closure of the exit will be in correlation to pavement repairs along U.S. Highway 190 south of Copperas Cove during the same time frame of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., TxDOT spokesman Jacob Smith said via news release.

“This routine maintenance work will repair pavement sections along I-14 from the Business 190 split, east of Copperas Cove, to the intersection of US 190 bypass and FM 116, southwest of the city,” the release said.

Motorists can expect various lane closures throughout the duration of the project, TxDOT said.

Schedules are dependent on weather, field conditions and work progress.

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Wayne Jefferson

They could open it at 4pm to allow rush hour to ease through. Instead we have traffic backed up to clear creek and through cove. At a time as gas goes up now we need more to get home..thanks Joe Biden for the added expense. let's go brandon


The way this story is written makes it about as confusing as anything I've ever tried to read. First it's just the exit to get onto the loop that's going to be closed. Then it's various lane closures on a roadway that only consists of two lanes. Then we're going to repair pavement all the way to FM 116. No wonder it's going to take so long. They may be taking direction on what to do from this article!

Of course they're not going to do anything to the ski jump at the bridge crossing FM 3046 but then that would probably require this joke of a roadway to be closed for 4 weeks instead of only 2!

They've closed this roadway about 4 times in the past 10 months and haven't accomplished a cotton picking thing in the way of improvements.


Closing this highway during the peak travel times for such an extended length of time is inexcusable! Why can't the road work be done at night like virtually every other major project in high traffic areas?

This, so called, by-pass has been a joke since it opened. Bottle necking a 6 lane interstate highway down to a 2 lane country road that's closed every time TXDOT decides they want to some spray paint some more pavement down.

It's a disgrace we can't build roads in this country any more. Especially when they don't hold up any better than this one has!!!

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