Wheat Road opened to traffic on Friday meeting a goal of having it open before the first day of classes at the newly constructed Chisholm Trail Elementary. Parts of the road had been closed for several months due to construction to expand the roadway, improve drainage, and add sidewalks.
The project cost $1,128,440, with $800,000 in funding coming from 2013 certificates of obligation. In 2013, a Capital Improvements Plan Committee recommended funding the project. Belton ISD also contributed funding.