TEMPLE, Texas — The construction project on Central and Adams at I-35 and the 57th Street bridge are close to completion.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the $240 million project is expected to be done in late August or September.

Kenneth Roberts, public information officer for the TxDOT Waco District, said the plan for this project was to increase capacity in each direction. The road went from three to four lanes, replaced bridges and overpasses, adjusted ramps, and widened frontage roads.

"With the work that is currently underway and what we're projecting, we're very pleased with the project," Roberts said. "We're very pleased with the progress and we expect to be out of there as quickly as we can."

Roberts said they will continue to use temporary signals. Then signals will be turned on when the project is complete.

Central Texas continues to grow and Roberts said TxDOT is just trying to keep up.

"With the growth and the demands for additional capacity on our roadways, it's certainly going to make a difference as far as how traffic flows through the city as well as within the city itself," Roberts said.

TxDOT originally hoped for the project to be completed sooner. TxDOT will have a ribbon-cutting event for the 57th Street Bridge.

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