City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 City of Copperas Cove Annual Report 2013 : Page 27

The 2010-2014 Capital Improvement Plan New Capital Improvements planned in fiscal year 2013 totaled $5.5 million. In addition to the new projects, the City of Copperas Cove completed and continued several projects. In total, these projects have a value of $89.4 million. Last leg of the Southeast and Northeast Bypass Projects – The Southeast and Northeast Bypass Projects began in 2011 and positive progress continued in 2013. The proj-ects are a joint effort by the City of Copperas Cove, TxDOT, Fort Hood, and the Copperas Cove Economic De-velopment Corporation. The Northeast Bypass Project – diverting traffic flow from US 190 to FM 116 – will relieve congestion in downtown Cop-peras Cove. TxDOT funded the largest portion of this proj-ect and the City of Copperas Cove acquired the right of way through a land swap with Fort Hood. The 3.2 mile stretch, also known as State Highway 9 and includes a railroad over-pass, is planned for completion in the spring of 2014. The Southeast Bypass Project is the largest project the City of Copperas Cove has ever been a partner of in its history. The 6.2 mile roadway will allow traffic to flow from the far east end of Copperas Cove at US 190 to the intersection of US 190 and FM 2657 on the west end of Copperas Cove. The City financed the entire $51 million project. The financing is supported through $43 million in transportation funds from the State of Texas. The State is also reconstructing FM 2657 at the intersection of US 190 to improve traffic flow. Another road project completed in 2013 was the reconstruction of West Avenue F to replace the failing subgrade. City of Copperas Cove 2013 Annual Report Page 27

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