UPDATED: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 5:51pm
Killeen, TX — Just over $3.2 million has been awarded to the Killeen-Temple area by the federal government for various transportation projects.
And now, it’s time for residents to have their say where it goes.
The Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization, or KTMPO, recently became eligible to receive federal funds.
On Monday, they held a public hearing to inform residents of the six proposed projects along the 190 corridor.
The city of Harker Heights is requesting the most money in the group for the widening of FM 2410.
The most-expensive proposed project is the widening of Trimmier Road in Killeen.
Looking into future transportation needs for the area is essential since it has seen a nearly 20% population increase in the past decade.
“What is required with federal money is that the public gets to see what every proposed project is,” said Annette Shepherd, Director of KTMPO. “So, that is why we are here today: to provide an opportunity to the public to provide comment on the six proposals.”
Public input will be taken until July 23.
If you couldn’t make it out to Monday's meeting, and want to see the proposed projects, visit ktmpo.org.