After years of wondering if it would ever be finished, the flyover from northbound I-35 to westbound US 190 opened Tuesday afternoon. 

Jodi Wheatley with the Texas Department of Transportation was kind enough to invite us to be among the first members of the public to drive across the new bridge that will allow northbound I-35 traffic to easily exit to westbound 190 instead of getting off early or looping around as an alternate route to Killeen and Fort Hood.

The flyover officially opened to drivers at 2 PM and has been designated Exit 293 B.

A short procession including Belton firefighters, police, and our very own US 105 Freedom Blazer marked the historic occasion.

Thanks to TxDOT, Belton Fire, and Belton PD for allowing us to participate!

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