Population Growing Faster than Expansion - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Population Growing Faster than Expansion

Posted: Updated:

 (KCEN) -- Bruceville Eddy is usually a small quiet town. At least when there's no accidents on I-35.... Bringing traffic into town.

"I don't like it, don't like it one bit," said resident James Roach.  "Not one bit."

Roach has lived in Eddy since 1971 working at the Eddy central station close to 35.

While the town has stayed relatively small...everything else seems to keep getting bigger and busier.

"Since the construction started we haven't had nothing but chaos," said Roach.

 Ken Roberts with TX-Dot says the problem is funding and population growth. Each day 1,000 people are moving to Texas... And more than half of the states population lives within 50 miles of I-35.

"Now we have to play catch-up," said Ken Roberts with Tx-DOT.  "We just ask everyone's patience as we move forward with this project and when they encounter a situation like we had this morning."

And as far as concrete barriers, Roberts says they're there for a reason: Protecting construction workers and stopping head on collisions.

But when it comes to accidents... He says unfortunately there's no getting around the delays.

"There's really nothing we can do," said Roberts. 

And for James - he just steers clear of 35 like many in town.

"You got to watch where you're going, watch what you're doing and stay with the flow."


  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Fort Hood Soldier Found Guilty of Murder of Retired Army Sergeant

    Fort Hood Soldier Found Guilty of Murder of Retired Army Sergeant

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:07:24 GMT
    A Fort Hood solider pled guilty to murdering a retired Army Sergeant.More >>
    A Fort Hood solider pled guilty to murdering a retired Army Sergeant.More >>
  • Madisonville PD K-9 Officer Found Dead in Back of Patrol Vehicle Friday

    Madisonville PD K-9 Officer Found Dead in Back of Patrol Vehicle Friday

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:08 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KAGSPhoto Courtesy KAGS
    It's a difficult time for the Madisonville Police Department as they've lost one of their K-9 officers.According to the Madisonville Meteor, K-9 Baron was found dead in the back of a K-9 patrol vehicle Friday afternoon.Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May said the department is devastated by Baron's death and that an independent investigation into his death has been launched.May added that policies and procedures are under review to prevent something like this from happening again.Bar...More >>
    It's a difficult time for the Madisonville Police Department as they've lost one of their K-9 officers.According to the Madisonville Meteor, K-9 Baron was found dead in the back of a K-9 patrol vehicle Friday afternoon.Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May said the department is devastated by Baron's death and that an independent investigation into his death has been launched.May added that policies and procedures are under review to prevent something like this from happening again.Bar...More >>
  • Ft. Hood Starts Sexual Assault Program to Offer Help Locally to Victims

    Ft. Hood Starts Sexual Assault Program to Offer Help Locally to Victims

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:16:17 GMT
    (KCEN) – Fort Hood's new sexual assault program started Monday at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, with the hopes of helping victims get the treatment they need faster and closer to home. “Most patients do not report. To get the courage to come into the emergency department to seek care is a big deal,” Sheilah Priori said. “Anytime you put a barrier between that care, they question whether they should go forward.” Before now, Tricare patients who became sexual assault victims would have to t...More >>
    (KCEN) – Fort Hood's new sexual assault program started Monday at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, with the hopes of helping victims get the treatment they need faster and closer to home. “Most patients do not report. To get the courage to come into the emergency department to seek care is a big deal,” Sheilah Priori said. “Anytime you put a barrier between that care, they question whether they should go forward.” Before now, Tricare patients who became sexual assault victims would have to t...More >>
Click for Local Doppler Radar
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.