My35 Central Texas News

June 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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Calendar
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.


June 15: I-35 Presentation for Temple Rotary

12:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
Temple, Texas


June 29: I-35 Project Discussion Hosted by City of Waco

6:00 p.m.
With Waco Walks, Waco Bike Club, and other
key alternative transportation stakeholders
Presentation by TxDOT with Q&A
South Waco Community Center (2815 Speight Ave.)
Waco, Texas


July 4: TxDOT Offices Closed

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TxDOT Needs Your Input to Improve the My35 Traveler Information System

Once again, TxDOT would like your input on how we can improve the My35 Traveler Information System, which has kept travelers in the Waco District informed with alerts delivered via various media. Knowing more about road conditions and potential alternative routes can help drivers travel more safely and reliably to their destinations while construction is ongoing. | Read More

TxDOT Creates Safe Phone Zones—Take a Break Before You Text

Texting while driving will be illegal statewide beginning Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. To help drivers make the adjustment to not texting while driving, we want to remind Texas drivers that TxDOT has created Safe Phone Zones at each of its 55 Safety Rest Areas and 12 Travel Information Centers throughout the state. We welcome drivers to begin using these locations for safe cellphone use to form good habits now, before the law goes into effect. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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milestones
  • Celebrated a ribbon-cutting on May 11 with Congressman John Carter, Mayor Skip Blancett, the Salado High School Band and other guests for the opening of mainlanes and dedication of the murals.
Down the Road
  • Complete striping operations.
  • General clean-up throughout the project.
  • Install illumination and dynamic message signs along construction projects.

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

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

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

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Milestones
  • Began demolition of the southbound mainlane elevated section.
  • Began to move northbound mainlane traffic onto the depressed section at the Nugent underpass.
  • Completed installing the concrete rail on the southbound frontage road structures at BNSF, Belco and Lampasas-Sub Overpasses.
  • Completed the southbound mainlane pavement south of BNSF Belco Yard Overpass, and traffic has been moved to the new pavement.
Down the Road
  • Continue demolition of the southbound mainlane elevated section.
  • Continue shifting northbound mainlane traffic into the depressed section at the Nugent Ave. underpass.
  • Continue installing the concrete rail along the southbound frontage road at the 57th St. underpass and turnarounds.
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the east side of I-35 Nugent Ave. underpass.
  • Continue constructing the northbound mainlanes pavement at the Adams/Central intersection.
  • Continue reconstructing the permanent northbound frontage road from S. Loop 363 through the Ira Young St. interchange.
  • Continue constructing the BNSF Railroad underpass.
  • Continue constructing the southbound mainlanes pavement from the north end of the project to the BNSF railroad underpass.
  • Continue constructing the second phase of the southbound mainlanes overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub Railroad.
  • Continue constructing the Nugent Ave. underpass.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed placing bridge beams for new northbound mainlanes bridge at the new N. Troy crossing.
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 the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on the bridge embankment for northbound mainlane bridge at FM 1237, FM 935, and the N. Troy Bridge.
  • Continue pouring concrete paving on the 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
  • Began construction of the new FM 107/southbound frontage road intersection.
  • Opened the northbound frontage road between Big Elm Rd. and FM 107.
  • Opened the new N. Eddy crossing.
  • Opened a portion of the new southbound frontage road at the FM 107 intersection.
  • Began construction of the northbound mainlanes bridge at Big Elm Creek.
Down the Road
  • Set up detour at FM 107/SH 7 to allow completion of the new intersection on the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue 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.
  • Begin working on the new retaining walls at UPRR crossing.
  • Continue work on the new northbound mainlanes 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 mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlanes bridge at Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue paving the northbound frontage road between Big Elm Rd. and FM 107.
  • Continue working on new entrance and exit ramps between Big Elm Rd. and Old Blevins.

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

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milestones
  • Began performance-testing lighting on and underneath the new bridges.
Down the Road
  • Continue lighting installation on the N. 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. Bridge is closed.
milestones
  • Installed silt fencing along the bridge embankments.
Down the Road
  • Complete installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Complete the 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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