Significant work on the City of Temple’s Transportation Capital Improvement Program (TCIP) continues to be underway with on-going construction activities on Kegley Road Phase 1, Outer Loop Phase 3B, Prairie View Phase 2, and Westfield Blvd Phase 2. Installation of new traffic signals at the intersections of Kegley and Airport and W. Adams and Kegley are also in progress. The City’s 10-year, $142 million multi-modal Transportation Program addresses improved roadway capacity, connectivity, public safety, and pavement preservation across the City to focus on improving vehicular travel and enhancing trails, sidewalks, landscaping and bike lanes where most appropriate to create a connected and integrated transportation system.
“In addition to connecting and expanding key corridors around the City, existing roadways have also received increased attention through the TCIP,” states Public Works Director, Nicole Torralva. “Funding associated with roadway improvements is vital to support, encourage, and promote continued growth. Investments in new infrastructure balanced with effective preventative maintenance efforts significantly contribute to the long term economic viability of the community.”
Additional projects that remain in the development and design phase include Hogan Road, Poison Oak Road, N. Pea Ridge Road, and S. Pea Ridge Road. Future Phases of Kegley Road (south to Charter Oak) and Outer Loop connections to IH-35 to both the north and south are major transportation corridor projects, revitalizing and paving the way for continued growth in Temple.
Details of the overall Transportation Capital Improvement Program and individual transportation projects may be found on the City’s website: www.templetx.gov/TCIP