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Discussion: State Highway 9

The Texas Department of Transportation State Highway 9 project was designed and constructed to relieve traffic congestion on the Highway 190 corridor. The highway was officially completed on February 20, 2014, and has since opened for public travel. We are looking for feedback on your thoughts of this completed project.

Topic: Benefits

How has this new highway benefited you in your daily travels?

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marcie lowery over 6 years ago

Unfortunately, we don't get to use the new highway, but it was a great improvement _for the area. Looking forward to seeing business development towards Gatesville.

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Heather Chandler over 6 years ago

I would have loved to see the highway drop off or have an exit on Main Street/Tank Destroyer.

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Lucy Hutcheson over 6 years ago

It's been a great shortcut from Halstead Elementary to the highway, saving us like 10 minutes of traffic. The only time it hasn't saved us is when drivers drive 35-40mph on that highway. :(

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J Frew over 6 years ago

I think it's great for when I'm going from Killeen to Gatesville and don't want to mess with red lights on the way. I just wish they would have put in a few more on/off ramps. It seems set up for one function and one function only, and bypasses a lot of opportunities to help other travelers. Maybe this was due to a tight budget? I also noticed that both over passes on the east end of town are different. The supports look different on both. Every other town I've been to with different overpasses all together always have them match each other. That's how Cove does things, I guess.

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Rob Maine over 6 years ago

It is unfortunate that an off-ramp did not go to the 5 Hills Shopping Center. The residents that live off of Lutheran Church Road (Summers Place?) would have appreciated access, but still have to drive through town to shop. Unless they turn around at Clark Road, but I would doubt that.

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J Frew over 6 years ago

This is the very first thing I noticed was off with it. On the plus side-it seems like the hwy still being worked on has all the on/off ramps in all the right places with easy access to it from as may spots as possible. :D

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City Admin over 6 years ago

The SH9 project was designed, and primarily funded by TxDOT, with the intention of bypassing and relieving traffic on the Highway 190 corridor.

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Daniel Burroughs over 6 years ago

This bypass does not seem to have reduced the traffic congestion or my transit time along Highway 190. I travel 190 daily. Eastbound at 0630 and westbound at 1630. I believe the southern bypass will provide more relief when it is finally completed.

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J Frew over 6 years ago

Well, I guess it's TXDOT I'm a little annoyed by then. I'm still overall happy with the highway and think it's better than what we were dealing with before.

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