The Bell County Road and Bridge Department temporarily closed Old Howard Road to through traffic from Moores Mill Road to Highway 1237 for road construction.
Temple drivers might be more able to make “light” of the traffic situation affecting crossing Interstate 35 after Tuesday, when striping of all the lanes on Adams and Central avenues in that area is expected to be completed.
The driver of a Toyota SUV was taken Friday morning to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple with life-threatening injuries after an early morning crash, Temple Police Department spokesman Cody Weems said. The Toyota Rav4 was on the shoulder of State Highway 317 facing northbound. It is believed that driver tried to make a U-turn, but the 18-wheeler — traveling northbound — struck it on the driver’s side, Weems said.