Kell & Fairway Construction

There are some new changes in store for Kell Freeway. TXDOT officials say crews are getting ready to break ground on a new project along the roadway.

Public Information Officer Adele Lewis says the project will create a new exit ramp at Fairway Boulevard. The $600,000 project will kick off next week. It will be about 500 feet east of the current ramp. Lewis said the current ramp causes problems for Wichita Falls drivers.

"It didn't give people enough time to get into the United parking lot and its real close to Fairway and when you have to merge over three lanes it can be tough especially when its busy so we put into the plans to move this exit at Fairway," said Lewis.

Lane closures are possible. The current ramp will remain open during construction. The project is scheduled to finish in July.