My35 Central Texas News

JuLY 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.


July 20: Public Meeting to Receive Comments on the 2018 Unified Transportation Program (UTP)

4 p.m.
100 S. Loop Dr.
Waco, TX
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Construction updates

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

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milestones
  • New electrical subcontractor began replacing/installing light poles at various ramps.
Down the Road
  • Continue replacing/ installing light poles at various ramps.
  • 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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milestones
  • New electrical subcontractor began replacing/ installing light poles at various ramps.
Down the road
  • Continue replacing/installing light poles at various ramps.
  • 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
  • Completed demolition of the existing southbound mainlanes Elevated Bridge.
  • Re-opened the Nugent Underpass to local traffic (one lane each direction).
  • Switched the northbound frontage road to new pavement from Ira Young to Avenue H.
  • BNSF temporary (shoo-fly) bridge completed, rail road personnel will be installing new switches and track to move service to the new structure.
  • Switched southbound frontage road traffic to new pavement at Commerce Street, closed shopping center entrance for construction.
Down the Road
  • 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.
  • Installing Retaining Wall 10 on the East side of Adams/Central Interchange.
  • 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 Lampas-Sub Railroad.
  • Continue constructing the Nugent Ave. underpass (turnaround structures and permanent rail).
  • Continue constructing the right lanes and new shopping center entrance at Commerce Street.
  • Continue constructing the NBFR from S. Loop 363 through Avenue H.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed embankment for northbound mainlane bridge at N. Troy.
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 and FM 935.
  • Continue pouring concrete paving on the new northbound mainlane between Berger Rd. and FM 935/Pendleton Rd.
  • Switch traffic onto new concrete paving just north of FM 1237 to just north of North Troy.
  • Set bridge beams for new northbound mainlane FM 1237 bridge.
  • Open S. Troy bridge to traffic.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Began working on the new retaining walls at UPRR crossing.
  • Began completion of south half of new FM 107/southbound frontage road intersection.
  • Completed pouring bridge deck on new southbound mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Opened up portion of northbound frontage road at Old Blevins intersection.
Down the Road
  • Continue 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.
  • Continue 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
  • Completed performance-testing lighting on and underneath the new bridges.
  • Completed lighting installation on the N. FM 2837 bridge and Lorena bridge monuments.
Down the Road
  • Complete installation of the dynamic message sign system.
  • TxDOT maintenance section has taken over repairs of concrete pavement in eight section areas previously damaged by fire.
  • Completion of 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
  • Began building the roadway pavement concrete between Forrest St. and northbound frontage road.
Down the Road
  • Continue building the roadway pavement concrete between Forrest St. and northbound frontage 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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