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McLennan County looks to improve roads

POSTED: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:49pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- There was a meeting in Waco Tuesday to discuss plans for improving our roads. This after legislators gave millions for transportation improvements.

$6 million is headed to McLennan County and $51 million to Waco's Department of Transportation.

Their main goal is to fix Loop 340 at Old Robinson Rd. and China Spring Rd.

They say the intersections are dangerous with people traveling at interstate speed only to run into a stop light.

They also want to figure out which portions of the I-35 construction from Hill County to Salado will be funded.

"Before this legislation I would not have been able to say that. So there's at least some recognition on the part of our elected leaders that, yes, transportation infrastructure is important that it is important to our economy. We need to continue investing in that infrastructure," said Chris Evilia with the City of Waco.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization says they will have meetings to hear*which projects the public wants finished first.

They'll announce the dates of the meetings next week.

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