Building Waco Projects

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In Progress

18 St. Water Line

This project involves replacing an existing 1944, oversized, cast-iron, 15-inch water line in 18th Street, between Waco Drive and Bosque Boulevard.  This water line replacement project is being done in coordination with an upcoming street overlay project.  The line was previously identified for replacement due to numerous documented line breaks and the difficulty in obtaining repair parts.  The project will also replace any connecting water lines to a point just outside of the upcoming street pavement project.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in Summer 2022 and is estimated to be complete in Winter 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1.7 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Traffic on 18th St. will be impacted, by shifting lane closures, between Waco Dr. and Bosque Blvd. as work proceeds.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

54" West Bank Interceptor Reroute

City staff in Water Utility Services Department has been working with engineers and contractors on constructing the water and sewer utilities for the private/public Riverfront Development Project.  In conjunction with the riverfront development, this project involves the construction of a new 54-inch sanitary sewer line that will reroute sewage flows along University Parks to an existing 54-inch sanitary sewer, which crosses Interstate Highway 35 near the Brazos River.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in July 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $3.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Impact

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Highway 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements – Phase 3B

The project includes the installation of wastewater gravity main near the intersection of Old Lorena Road and Church Road, extending west-southwest to a manhole in Harris Creek Road, just south of Leafy Hollow Lane.  Additionally, the project includes installation of manholes, erosion controls, pavement repair, concrete trail removal and replacement, and connections to the existing wastewater system.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began March 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $4.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Temporary, partial closures of Cotton Belt Trail are anticipated, as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

5th St. Improvements

This project includes street, water, wastewater, and storm improvements to 5th Street from Bosque Blvd. to Interstate 35. Improvements will lessen future bridge maintenance, extend the life of pavement, and increase the reliability of water and wastewater service, limiting disruptions to traffic flow in this extremely busy and heavily traveled area.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in June 2020 and is estimated to be complete in Winter of 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $3 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There will be significant impacts to traffic flow, with shifting lane closures as work proceeds.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

72" Parallel Raw Water Line

Lake Waco is the main water source for more than 150,000 people in McLennan County. This project will provide an important backup water line from Lake Waco to Waco’s water treatment plants.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

$1.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Redundancy

Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI)

The City of Waco will be updating its metering systems with new software and hardware to provide meter usage monitoring and offer customers improved tools to manage their accounts.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project began in October 2018 and is currently anticipated to be complete by Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

$12 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

This project will impact all customers.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Brazos River Embankment Repair

Over years, the flow of the river has eroded the bank near and around the outfall area of the WMARSS Central Treatment Plant, endangering the outfall structure and operations at the plant. This project involves, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reestablish the bank by placement of riprap, protecting the bank from erosion.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in Fall 2021 and anticipated to be complete in Summer 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $9 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Bull Hide Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

To accommodate new development and additional flows from the Highway 84 corridor, this project includes improvements necessary to increase the plant capacity by 50% (from 1.5 MGD to 2.25 MGD) New construction for this amount of capacity in this type of facility could currently be as high as $7.5 to $11.25 million. These improvements represent a realized theoretical savings of $3.5 to $7.25 million over new construction.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is contingent upon final permit, but is anticipated to begin in Winter 2022 and is estimated be complete in Summer 2024.

Projected Cost

Approximately $4 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Crestwood Sewer

This project involves the relocation and replacement of wastewater mains in the area of Crestwood Drive, Lake Oaks Drive, and Lockwood Drive. Many of the existing wastewater mains are located in ravines. Rain events and poor soil conditions have caused hill slides in the past several years. These erosive conditions have exposed sewer piping and joints, and compromised aerial crossings of the ravine drainage ways, causing many leaks and repairs in this area.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in November 2020 and is estimated to be complete in February 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $3.2 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Heavy machinery parking overnight and noise are potential impacts of this project to residents.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Elm Ave. Water and Wastewater Lines, Phase 2

This project involves improvements to the water and sewer lines, in conjunction with improvements to storm drain and street pavement of Elm Avenue from Hood Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. These improvements are a part of the overall Historic Elm Avenue Bike/Ped Infrastructure Improvements project, which includes improvements to sidewalk, streetscape, curb and gutter.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in February 2021 and is estimated to be complete in Spring 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Shifting lane closures will impact traffic flows as work proceeds on this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water/Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Emergency Generators

As a result of the unprecedented 2021 Winter storm, the need for additional emergency generators was identified. This project involves the purchase, procurement, installation, and necessary electrical work to connect multiple large-capacity generators at both the WMARSS Central Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the Riverside Water Treatment Plant.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in Fall 2021 and, due to manufacture lead times for generator production, is estimated to be complete in Fall 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $2 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

Flat Rock Interceptor

The northwest portion of the City of Waco is experiencing growth and the existing wastewater infrastructure needs improvement to accommodate even more anticipated development in the FM 1637 area.  Existing capacity in the area is already inadequate at times and, based on predicted 2050 flows, downstream infrastructure is predicted to surcharge and/or generate sanitary sewer overflows. This project involves improvements to address these capacity issues, including the installation of approximately 6,500 linear feet (LF) of 27-inch wastewater interceptor along Flat Rock Road, from Skeet Eason Road to FM 1637/China Spring Highway, approximately 3,850 LF of 24-inch wastewater interceptor, approximately 2,500 LF of 12-inch force main, and a new lift station to replace the existing Village Lake Lift Station.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in October 2022 and is estimated to be complete in Winter 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Gurley Lane Wastewater Improvements

4,530 ft of 48” wastewater line from the new Transfer Lift Station, across University Parks Dr., along Gurley Lane, southwest to 4th St.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in Fall 2020 and is estimated to be complete in Summer 2023.

Projected Cost

Estimated approximately $5.7 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Traffic will be impacted along Gurley Lane between University Parks Dr. and S. 4th St.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Highway 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements: Phase 2A

The existing infrastructure does not have adequate capacity for the growing residential population of the area. Phase 2A improvements will increase the hydraulic capacity of both the lift stations, and force mains, reducing the risk of sewage overflows and force main line breaks in and along the Cottonbelt Trail.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in October 2020 and estimated to be complete in January 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $8.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Use of Cotton Belt Trail could be temporarily impacted because of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Highway 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements: Phase 2B

This project involves the installation of approximately 4,080 linear feet of gravity wastewater line and 11,600 linear feet of wastewater force main in the Highway 84 corridor. Completion of this force main/gravity line project will allow the Phase 2A lift station project to operate at capacity. This project also allows the Phase 2A project to divert a portion of the Highway 84 wastewater flows to the Bull Hide Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in May 2021 and is estimated to be complete by Summer 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $4.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Use of Cotton Belt Trail could be temporarily impacted because of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal


Highway 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements: Phase 3B

The project includes the installation of wastewater gravity main near the intersection of Old Lorena Road and Church Road, extending west-southwest to a manhole in Harris Creek Road, just south of Leafy Hollow Lane. Additionally, the project includes installation of manholes, erosion controls, pavement repair, concrete trail removal and replacement, and connections to the existing wastewater system.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began March 2021 and is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $4.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Temporary, partial closures of Cotton Belt Trail are anticipated, as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Hwy 6 - Loop 340 Water and Sewer Relocations B

Water and wastewater lines on the north and south side of Hwy 6/Loop 340 must be relocated due to TXDOT road projects.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in March 2021 and is estimated to be completed in February 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $9 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water/Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal


Lake Brazos Dam Maintenance

Over time, the flow of the river has begun to erode some of the riverbank that provides a foundation to a portion of the dam. This project involves the repair of the embankment and stabilization of the corresponding portion of the dam. Additionally, the existing outlet works inlet gate will be replaced and disguised with an architectural building that matches other City of Waco public riverfront buildings.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is scheduled to begin in Spring 2022 and is estimated to be completed in Spring 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $5.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal


Miscellaneous Water and Sewer

This overall project is a combination of smaller projects which will improve water system pressure along a portion of S. Valley Mills Drive and six smaller sewer projects in areas containing aged infrastructure. The wastewater lines in these areas are made of vitrified clay pipe and most are located behind homes with no alley to access the lines. Poor line condition has allowed inflow and infiltration issues to develop, which contributes to overloading the sewerage system in wet weather events.

Areas of the smaller sewer projects include: N. 32nd Street and MacArthur Drive; Alexander Ave. and N. 32nd St; Huaco Lane at North New Road; Canyon Dr. near W. Lake Shore Dr.; alley between Lyle Ave. and Herring Ave; and the alleys between N. 15th A St. and N. 18th St.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in Fall 2021 and estimated to be complete in Summer 2023

Projected Cost

Approximately $2.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Residents in the identified areas may be impacted by equipment and work behind their homes, as well as necessary access to the locations.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water/Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal


Mt. Carmel Water Treatment Plant Improvements

This project involves multiple improvements and repairs needed at the plant, including the replacement of water treatment valves, repair of concrete basin walkways, installation of new safety handrails, removal of unused flocculation equipment and antiquated chemical feed equipment, installation of automatic valve actuators, and upgrades to the chemical feed system.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in Fall 2018 and is expected to be completed in Winter 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $5.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal


North Interceptor Phase 1

Wastewater improvements in the Northern portions of the Greater Waco area were first identified in 2013 as part of the WMARSS Large Diameter Interceptor Report. This Phase 1 project involves the installation of a new 30-inch wastewater line, with cost to be shared by the cities of Bellmead, Lacy Lakeview, and Waco.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in Summer 2022 and is estimated to be complete by Summer 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal


Riverside Water Treatment Plant Disinfection Improvements

This project involves the construction of a new chlorine facility at the Riverside Water Treatment. The new facility will enhance safety and improve disinfection capabilities at the treatment plant.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in January 2022 and is estimated to be complete in Summer 2023.

Projected Cost

Approximately $2 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal


Webster Ave. Water Line Improvments

This project involves waterline improvements, on Webster Ave. between 7th St. and 11th St. The water line improvements are being done in conjunction with the Webster Ave. Corridor Sidewalk Improvements project, which is being undertaken to accommodate increased foot traffic in the Silo District, and includes accessibility ramps at intersections, better bus loading and parking areas, street lighting and tree installation.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in March 2021 and is estimated to be complete in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Shifting lane closures will significantly impact automobile and foot traffic flows as work proceeds on this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal


West Bank

This project involves a thorough investigation, inspection, and analysis of infrastructure needs along the river. This project will provide necessary information for long term maintenance and planning for future developments.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is anticipated to be complete in Summer of 2019.

Projected Cost

$80,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Regulatory compliance

Westview Ground Storage Improvements

The existing Westview Ground Storage Tank is, roughly, 65 years old. This project involves removing the 6-million-gallon Westview Ground Storage Tank (GST) from service, repairing the structure, replacing piping, pumps and motors, as well as upgrading the electrical system.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

$3 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal



Completed

26th St. Water and Wastewater Lines

This project replaces aged infrastructure along 26th St., near I-35. As the street is resurfaced, the water and wastewater utilities underneath will also be replaced.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in July 2019 and was completed in April 2020.

Projected Cost

Approximately $3.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There are intermittent closures of intersections along 26th St., near I-35. Closures have alternately included the intersection of 26th St. at Bagby Ave. and 26th St. at Speight Ave.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

Airport Pump Station Improvements

This project upgrades an existing pump station, improving the system’s ability to move water into the growing China Spring area.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

$2.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions or street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Brentwood and Cougar Ridge Wastewater Improvements

The Brentwood and Cougar Ridge Sanitary Sewer Improvements project will result in improved flow and increased capacity for an existing residential neighborhood and an expanding residential area. The project includes the replacement of approximately 2,128 feet of 12” wastewater line with 16” line and the replacement of approximately 395 feet of 8” wastewater line.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in December 2019 and was completed in October 2020.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1.7 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There will likely be some temporary detours as work requires them.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Chimney Hill

Storm drain improvements will be made, increasing drainage flow capacity to prevent the flooding of local homes.  Due to their proximity, water and wastewater lines will also be replaced at the same time.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in August 2018 and was complete in August 2020.

Projected Cost

Water and wastewater lines –  $2 million

Storm drain improvements – $1.39 million

Total – $3.39 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Some street closures are expected.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Critical Capacity Upgrades

Downtown Water Lines

This project replaces aged infrastructure in the downtown area. Several water lines in the downtown area are more than 60 years old and will be completely replaced, along with smaller sections of wastewater lines.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in October 2019 and was completed in December 2020.

Projected Cost

Approximately $2 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Intitally, there will be lane closures on S. 6th St., between Wahington Ave. and Franklin Ave. As the project proceeds, there will be lane closures on S. 7th St. and S. 8th St., between Washington Ave. and Franklin Ave. Intermittently, these areas may be temporarily closed to through-traffic.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

Dutton Ave. Improvements

This project includes improvements to water and sewer lines, and pavement on Dutton Avenue from 11th Street to 26th Street. The water and sewer lines are being improved in conjunction with the pavement work for efficiency and in order to decrease inconveniences to the neighborhood.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in January 2021 and is estimated to be complete in Spring 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $3.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Shifting lane closure will impact traffic flow as work on the project proceeds.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water/Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

FM 1637 Water and Wastewater Line Relocations: Phase 1

TXDOT is currently working to widen FM 1637 to accommodate for increased traffic. As improvements are made to the roadway on FM 1637, water and sewer lines are being relocated and upgraded in size.

Projected Start/End Dates

Phase 1 of this project is complete.

Projected Cost

$9.2 million for Phase 1

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There may be some street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water and Wastewater Master Plan: Rerouting of Flows

FM 1637 Water and Wastewater Line Relocations: Phase 2

TXDOT is currently working to widen FM 1637 to accommodate for increased traffic. As improvements are made to the roadway on FM 1637, water and sewer lines are being relocated and upgraded in size.

Projected Start/End Dates

Phase 2 is underway and should be completed Summer 2018.

Projected Cost

$12.2 million for Phase 2

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There may be some street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water and Wastewater Master Plan: Rerouting of Flow

Hwy 6 - Loop 340 Water and Sewer Relocations A

Water and wastewater lines on the north and south side of Hwy 6/Loop 340 must be relocated due to TXDOT road projects.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in March 2021 and is estimated to be completed in February 2022.

Projected Cost

Approximately $9 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

At this time, no disruptions or street closures are anticipated as a result of this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water/Wastewater Master Plan: Asset renewal

Highway 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements: Phase 3A

This portion of the Hwy 84 Corridor Wastewater System Improvements project includes constructing 8, 200 linear feet of new 24-inch wastewater line on Val Verde Rd., Hwy 84, and Harris Creek Rd. This new 24-inch wastewater line replaces older wastewater lines and increases the system capacity for the area.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in March 2020 and was completed in June 2021.

Projected Cost

$5.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Beginning at the end of August 2020, varying portions of Harris Creek Rd. will be closed to through-traffic, with detour routes set-up. The work (and so also, the area of closure) will start at the southernmost section, prior to Hidden Creek Rd., of Harris Creek Rd. and move north, towards Hwy 84.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Highway 84 Wastewater Line

New wastewater lines will be installed alongside the growing Highway 84 corridor. This project will extend wastewater service to industrial customers within Waco’s service area and also provide wastewater service to a portion of McGregor through a new contract.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Minimal street closures are anticipated during this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Critical capacity upgrades


Highway 84 Water Line

TXDOT is widening Highway 84 to accommodate increased traffic and this necessitates relocating water and sewer lines. This will also allow improved service to existing customers by providing a redundant feed of water to the area, as well as providing new connections for the City of Waco’s wholesale customers.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project was completed in September 2017.

Projected Cost

$1.3 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate that Bosque Lane will be closed and traffic will be detoured some over the next few weeks.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Transmission

Hillcrest Ground Storage and Pump Station Improvements

For nearly 100 years, water has been pumped into Hillcrest Ground Storage from the Riverside Water Treatment Plant to be used by residents and businesses in the area. This project will replace the nearly 100-year-old facility with 2 new, smaller tanks, providing better system control and efficiency, as well as improving water quality in the area.

Projected Start/End Dates

Construction began in June 2017 and was complete in October 2019.

Projected Cost

Approximately $11 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

none

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Storage


Inverness Dr. Force Main Wastewater Line Improvements

This project consists of replacing approximately 3,000 linear feet of 4-inch force main (pressurized wastewater line).

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

$450,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some temporary traffic detours due to this project during the daytime, with all streets being re-open each evening.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Lake Brazos Dam

Built in 2005, the Lake Brazos dam has now accumulated silt and debris on the up-stream side, reducing its functional capacity and, potentially, weakening its structure if not removed. This project will remove the silt and debris, enabling continued safe function of the Lake Brazos Dam and a stable water level through the downtown river corridor. A second phase will provide a permanent solution to help prevent the build-up of debris.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

Approximately $10.1 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Lake Shore Dr. And Mt. Carmel Dr. Intersection Improvements

This project will reconfigure the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Mt. Carmel Drive, improving the sight distance and provide for channelization of turning movements.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

$263,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate traffic detours due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal


Lake Shore Dr. Superelevation Improvements

This project will remove and replace the south-bound lanes for approximately 1,000 linear feet between Mt. Carmel Drive and Hidden Cove Drive. The new lanes will be superelevated to improve the safety of drivers. Additionally, both main lanes will include a permeable friction course through this section, further improving safety. This project is being completed through a contract with TxDOT.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is complete.

Projected Cost

$325,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate traffic detours due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal


Life Care Water Line

A new water line will be constructed and connected to an existing water line to establish a new water line loop for this area of the city. This will improve the efficiency of the water distribution system and improve water quality.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is currently in progress.

Projected Cost

Approximately $250,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Transmission

MLK Sinkhole

After the flooding of the Brazos River, a large diameter pipe, owned by Waco Metropolitan Regional Sewerage System, failed at a joint, causing a sinkhole to form. This project will reroute the watsewater line and a water line in the same area.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work began in August 2018 and was completed in September 2019.

Projected Cost

Approximately $1.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Street closures are anticipated due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Owen Lane Tower

The current Owen Lane Tower is a 1.5 million-gallon tank that was built almost 50 years ago. It has several structural issues that drive up the cost to repair it, making a new tower more feasible. The current tower will be demolished and a new composite, 2 million-gallon tower will be constructed in its place.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project began in October 2017 and was completed in September 2019.

Projected Cost

$3,300,000 for demolition and construction of new tower

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some loud noise and possible temporary traffic detours due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Storage

Peach St. Water Line Improvements

This project will install new 16-inch water line along Peach Street from Elm Avenue to IH-35, along Peach Street and Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard from IH-35 to 4th Street and 12-inch water line along Taylor Street from Peach Street to just north of future hotel sites.

The new water lines will provide adequate water to the proposed development within the area of Taylor Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in November 2019 and was completed in September 2020.

Projected Cost

Approximately $2.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

There will likely be intermittent lane closures along Peach St. and Taylor St.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal

Ritchie Road Tower

The Richie Road Tower is approximately 33 years old. Tank inspections of the tower have shown that it is in need of structural repairs as well as new interior and exterior coating. Rehabilitation of the current tower was considered, along with demolition and construction of a new tower. The construction and demolition option was determined to be in the best interest of the entire community. A new 2.0 MG composite water tower (similar to the new Owen Ln. tower, completed in 2019) will be constructed at a site adjacent to the existing tower. Following completion of the new water tower, the existing Ritchie Road water tower will be demolished.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in April 2020 and was completed in November 2021.

Projected Cost

$4.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

Since the new tank will be constructed before the old tank is removed from service, no disruptions to service are expected.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Storage

Riverside Smokestack

The smokestack at the Riverside Water Treatment Plant is more than 100 years old. In the last decade, the smokestack has shown the need for serious improvements and has damaged several nearby structures. Repairing the smokestack will help preserve an integral part of a state historical landmark.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is currently underway and is expected to be complete by Summer 2017.

Projected Cost

$350,000-400,000

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Regulatory compliance

Riverside Transmission Water Line

This project provides a new water line, connecting the Riverside Water Treatment plant to the Gholson Pump Station and Ground Storage Tank. These improvements will ensure the continuation of safe and reliable water service to customers in north Waco and northern McLennan County.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project was completed in Summer 2019.

Projected Cost

$10.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some street closures and traffic detours due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Transmission

Riverside WTP High Service Pump Station Improvements

This pump station improvement project will replace the existing Riverside WTP high service pumps, electrical systems, and controls. Replacement of the pump station is expected to increase the Riverside WTP pumping capacity to 50 million gallons per day (from 40 million gallons per day). In addition to providing for system growth and redundancy, this new pump station will serve the new Riverside-to-Gholson 30-inch water line (completed in 2019), will provide better service to the new Airport Pump Station (completed in 2018), and will feed the new Hillcrest Pump Station (completed in 2019).

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in April 2020 and was complete in September 2021.

Projected Cost

$10.8 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions or street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Timbercrest Area Wastewater Line Improvements

This project consists of replacing approximately 13,000 linear feet wastewater lines. Most of these lines are located in home owner’s backyards with no alley ways. The lines are in need of rehabilitation and will now be relocated to the street, providing easier access in the future.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project is currently under construction and is expected to be complete Summer 2018.

Projected Cost

$2 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some street closures and traffic detours due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset Renewal

Water System Improvements: Ritchie Road/Spring Valley Road

The City of Waco is now providing service to the area west of Hewitt. Based on 2040 model results, the infrastructure is not adequately sized to serve growth. New water lines will supply surface water to this area and allow the City of Waco to return control of a well owned by the City of Hewitt.

This project consists of installing new water lines along portions of Richie Rd., Spring Valley Rd. and Old Lorena Rd. This project is one of several projects aimed at replacing undersized water lines and installing new water lines along portions of Warren Rd., Spring Valley Rd., Old Lorena Rd., Chapel Rd. and Ritchie Rd.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in February 2018 and was complete in October 2020.

Projected Cost

$2.4 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Transmission

Water System Improvements: Warren Rd.

This project consists of installing a new water line along Warren Rd. The project is part of a series of projects replacing old, vastly undersized water lines, that were inherited by the City of Waco, significantly improving water service in the Spring Valley Rd. / Old Lorena Rd. / Chapel Rd. area.

Projected Start/End Dates

This project has been completed.

Projected Cost

$1.6 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some road repaving due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Asset renewal


WMARSS Transfer Lift Station

Sewer transmissions serving the north side of Waco will see major upgrades and improvements, including the rerouting of wastewater for multiple communities. These improvements are necessary as the current facility has inadequate capacity. The project will rebuild the facility, bypass and remove the La Salle Ave. lift station facility, improve odor control, and install a new forcemain to the central wastewater treatment plant.

Projected Start/End Dates

Work on this project began in August 2018 and was completed in September 2020.

Projected Cost

$42 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We do not anticipate any disruptions or street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Wastewater Master Plan: Asset Renewal


Planned

Water System Improvements: Chapel Road/Old Lorena Road

The City of Waco is now providing service to the area west of Hewitt. Based on 2040 model results, the infrastructure is not adequately sized to serve growth. New water lines will supply surface water to this area and allow the City of Waco to return control of a well owned by the City of Hewitt.

This project consists of installing new water lines along portions of Chapel Rd. and Old Lorena Rd. This project is one of several projects aimed at replacing undersized water lines and installing new water lines along portions of Warren Rd., Spring Valley Rd., Old Lorena Rd., Chapel Rd. and Ritchie Rd.

Projected Start/End Dates

An anticipated start date for this project has not be determined.

Projected Cost

$2.5 million

Anticipated Impact to Residents

We anticipate some street closures due to this project.

Primary Core Issue Addressed

Water Master Plan: Transmission