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The Metropolitan Planning Organization invite the public to be a part of future plans

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 13:36:51-05

MCLENNAN COUNTY — The Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking ahead and working on transportation projects to maintain and improve McLennan County.

Chris Evilia, Director of the of the Waco MPO, says it's a project that will allow people to get around a lot easier and safer.

"It's a comprehensive look at the next 25 years trying to identify what our transportation needs are going to be then, and what projects can we afford that will do the best job of addressing those needs," Evilia said.

Some of those projects include making sure Loop 340 has 4 lanes the entire way.

"There are a lot of needs that we think we can get after, number one our mobility project is the mall to mall projects and other suburban type projects," Evilia said.

Two meetings will take place this week inviting the community to take a look a the transportation plans and voice their opinion or concern.

"Give folks the opportunity to give us some feedback. Did we get it right, did we miss the mark, things that they think are a problem," Evilia said.

The MPO will be conducting 2 public informational meetings next week to share the draft MTP and High Speed Transportation Study and to solicit comments regarding proposed recommendations. These meetings are scheduled as follows:

Monday, January 6, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
Waco Transit Systems, Inc., Administration Building, 301 S 8th Street, Waco, TX 76701. Doors open 11:30 AM. Presentation at 12:00 Noon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Waco Transit Systems, Inc., Administration Building, 301 S 8th Street, Waco, TX 76701 Doors open 5:30 PM. Presentation at 6:00 PM.

The MPO is accepting comments regarding the draft MTP and High Speed Transportation Study through January 7, 2020. Comments may be sent by e-mail to mpo@wacotx.gov, or by mail to Waco MPO, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX, 76702-2570. Verbal comments will also be accepted at (254) 750-5650 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Comments should be directed to Christopher Evilia and may be submitted via the following methods:
Email: mpo@wacotx.gov Phone: (254) 750-5650 Mail: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization P.O. Box 2570 Waco, Texas 76702-2570.