Local group discusses highway funding

POSTED: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 4:23pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization met today to discuss future highway projects and how to fund them.

The MPO has received enough funds from legislators through bonds to cover three out of seven highway projects.

 And of those three projects, I-35 is the top priority.

Officials say they're surprised to see any kind of funding at all.

But even with the $4 million going toward I-35 it's still not enough.

"It's well fully short of what we need, but the fact that the legislature recognized some need, even though it's not adequate for the total need, I'm at least happy to hear that we are at least going to move a couple of these priorities forward," said Christopher Evilia, Director of the MPO.

Other important projects they discussed include building an overpass at Old Robinson road to extend frontage roads and widening Hewitt Dr. to four lanes.

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