My35 Central Texas News

May 2017
My 35 Main Street News
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Jodi Wheatley
I-35 Information Specialist
TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Dr.
Waco, TX 76704
254-867-2836
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Future Events Being Planned

We're now scheduling evening project-update meetings for the communities along I-35. If you'd like to have one in your area, call us and we'd be glad to get it set up for you.


May 23: I-35 Emergency Responders Personnel Meeting

11:00 a.m.
Clem Mikeska BBQ
Temple, Texas

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Salado Celebrates the Local Completion of the I-35 Expansion Project

With more than 50 people looking on and an entire town waiting in anticipation, the small town of Salado celebrated the end of a long road with the I-35 expansion ribbon-cutting Thursday, May 11, 2017. With perfect 75-degree weather, and the Salado High School band playing in the background, Salado and TxDOT officials shared the triumphant moment with the crowd. | Read More

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Construction updates

Section 1B: SALADO (FM 2843 to FM 2484)

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milestones
  • Completed construction of the gateway monument and landscape amenity at northbound mainlane/FM 2268.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction of the gateway monument at southbound mainlane/FM 2484 and the gateway monument and landscape amenity at northbound mainlane/FM 2268.
  • General clean-up throughout the project.
  • Install illumination along construction projects.

Section 1C: Salado to belton (FM 2484 to us 190/fm 436)

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Down the road
  • Continue striping and signing operations.
  • Install illumination along construction projects.
  • Begin general cleanup along project.

Section 2B: TEMPLE (S. LOOP 363 TO N. LOOP 363)

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LANE CLOSURES
  • Southbound exit ramp #302 (Nugent Ave.) is closed indefinitely as work on mainlanes and access road continues in this area. To access the businesses near Exit #302, travelers should use Exit #301.
Milestones
  • Completed southbound mainlane traffic switch to new pavement from the temporary BNSF Shoo-Fly/Underpass to the south end of project.
  • Completed roadway and drainage work at Avenue H.
  • Completed constructing the retaining wall on the west side of I-35 mainlanes in the Nugent area.
  • Completed the concrete rail on the west side of I-35 for the Spur 290 roadway.
  • Completed demolition of Central Avenue bridge.
Down the Road
  • Begin demolition of the southbound mainlane elevated section.
  • Begin to move northbound mainlane traffic into the depressed section at Nugent Underpass.
  • Continue installing the concrete rail on the southbound frontage road structures at BNSF, Belco, and Lampasas-Sub Overpasses.
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the east side of I-35 Nugent underpass.
  • Continue constructing northbound mainlane pavement at Adams/Central intersection.
  • Continue constructing southbound mainlane pavement south of BNSF Belco Yard Overpass.
  • Continue reconstructing permanent northbound frontage road from S. Loop 363 through the Ira Young Street interchange.
  • Continue constructing the BNSF Railroad underpass.
  • Begin constructing the southbound mainlane pavement from the north end of the project to the BNSF railroad underpass.
  • Begin constructing the second phase of the southbound mainlane overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub Railroad.
  • Continue constructing Nugent Avenue Underpass.

Section 3A-1: TEMPLE TO TROY (N. LOOP 363 TO N. TROY CITY LIMIT)

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mILESTONES
  • Completed bridge embankment for the northbound mainlane bridge at Berger/Hart Rd.
  • Completed drainage culverts crossing northbound frontage road between FM 935 and North Troy Overpass.  
  • Completed drainage culverts for new northbound mainlanes from Berger/Hart Rd. to North Troy Overpass.
  • Completed pouring the deck for the South Troy Bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road just north of N. Loop 363.
  • Install signs for new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on bridge embankment for northbound mainlane bridge at FM 1237, FM 935, and the North Troy Bridge.
  • Place bridge beams for new northbound mainlane bridge at new the North Troy crossing.
  • Pour concrete paving on new northbound mainlane between Berger Rd. and FM 935/Pendleton Rd.

Section 3A-2: TROY to bruceville-eddy (N. TROY CITY LIMIT to woodlawn rd.)

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mILESTONES
  • Completed demolition of Big Elm Rd. crossing bridge.
Down the Road
  • Begin construction on the new FM 107/southbound frontage road.
  • Continue tying in new side streets along the southbound frontage road between UPRR and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the new UPRR bridges.
  • Continue work on the new northbound mainlane overpass at Old Blevins.
  • Continue work on the east half of the new southbound frontage road between FM 107 and N. Eddy Dr.
  • Continue work on the new southbound mainlane overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Begin construction of the northbound mainlane bridge at Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue paving the northbound frontage road between Big Elm Rd. and FM 107.

Section 3B: LORENA TO HEWITT (WOODLAWN RD. TO SUN VALLEY BLVD./FM 2063)

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milestones
  • Completed lighting on Woodlawn Rd., Callan Ranch Rd., and South FM 2837 bridges.
Down the Road
  • Continue lighting installation on North FM 2837 bridge and Lorena bridge monuments.
  • Complete installation of the dynamic message sign system.
  • Repair concrete pavement in eight section areas previously damaged by fire (negotiations with contractor under way).
  • Complete Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations inspection repairs.

SECTION 4A: WACO ACCESS ROADS (MLK TO TAYLOR)

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LANE CLOSURES
  • North-to-south access roads and the turnaround from MLK Blvd. under I-35 at the UPRR crossing have been permanently closed. New access roads and railroad crossing bridges will be constructed to replace them.
  • The southbound frontage road turnaround between Forrest St. and UPRR has been closed permanently at Cherry St.
  • Forrest St. across I-35 to Earle Ave. on the west side of the highway will be closed for several months.
Down the Road
  • Complete installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Complete retaining walls on all four quadrants of the UPRR crossing.
  • Continue working on the Peach St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the bridge rail.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue construction of the remaining retaining walls.
  • Begin building the roadway embankment between MLK Blvd. and the northbound frontage road bridge.
  • Continue construction of utility lines along both the southbound and northbound frontage roads.

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