ROGERS, TX - The Texas Department of Transportation considers moving Highway 190/36 running through The City of Rogers just north of it.
The portion of highway the officials are referring to is between FM 1670 and The Rogers Relief Route.
Fox 44 spoke with Joe Vargas, a homeowner in Rogers who has lived in his house for almost 30 years.
His house is located right by the highway.
Rogers says he has waited for years for the TxDOT to move part of the highway away from his house.
"There's a lot of traffic coming on highway 36 and every time I turn into my driveway it's kinda of scary cause vehicles behind me sometimes scoot over sometimes they don't."
Vargas has cats and says some of them got run over and killed.
He says he is also tired of picking up trash that drivers toss into this front yard.
Anibella Gonzalez, the owner of Los Dos Laredos Mexican Restaurant in Rogers says, "It will get all that traffic from here and I don't think it will affect us at all. All the business is from local people, the schools that's been all these years. "
The mother of four children says the move is necessary for their safety.
TxDOT plans a public meeting to get input from people and below are the details:
Bell County Expo Center Assembly Hall
301 W. Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of the Open House is to gather public input on the proposed improvements to US 190 in Bell County. The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.
TxDOT and the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization (KTMPO) are conducting a feasibility study to explore options for upgrading, and possibly relocating, US 190 between FM 1670 and the Rogers Relief Route north of the City of Rogers in Bell County.
Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English. If you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (254) 867‐2739 at least five working days prior to the meeting. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Comments must be received on or before Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, to be a part of the official open house record.
Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization
2180 N. Main St.
Belton, TX 76513
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