Monday 3 October was tour day on the construction. New information was given that you will find interesting. Please see the pictures below:
(Picture taken from Municipal Building) The white road to the right of the red and white truck. Is the new I-35 Northbound toward Waco. It will open for traffic on or about 17 October. The black road to the left of the barrels is the exit road from I-35 north. It will receive concrete this week as it nears completion.
Underneath Salado Plaza Bridge. Work continues. The work includes brick-work layed in the section between the pillars and cars. There is extensive landscaping to under the bridge which will make a beautiful entrance into Main Street.
New railings on the west side of Salado Plaza Road to keep walkers from falling into the drainage.
The main intersection of Salado Plaza road. On the other side of Salado Plaza and the orange barrels is a large section of ground is ready for top soil, grass, and Cypress and live oak trees. On east and west side of the bridge entrance from Salado Plaza road will be crepe myrtle trees.
The new frontage road where the machines and tractor are is nearing completion and will soon be opened. The old frontage road in the picture will be gone and grass planted in its place.
The road in front of the men is the new frontage road. The section where the port-a-pottle is where the design brick will be placed.
2. Sanctuary Permit.
"Good news this morning! TCEQ is ready to declare the WWTP Permit Renewal with Major Amendment to beadministratively complete." Jake Blair, KPA, engineers.
The granting of this permit allows the Village to go forward with the building of the Waste Water Treatment Plant. To build the plant takes approximately 10 months. The plant and sewer lines are on schedule for November 2017 completion.
3. This weekend is huge. Christmas in October, Keep Salado Beautiful Garden Tour, and Designation of the Village of Salado as Cultural Arts District.
Visit with you later,
Skip Blancett, Mayor