My35 Central Texas News

October 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.


October 19: Project Update for Temple City Council

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Temple City Hall
2 N. Main St.
Temple, Texas


November 21: Emergency Response Personnel Meeting

11:00 a.m.
Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
1217 S. 5th St.
Temple, Texas

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TxDOT Works to Provide More Timely, Responsive My35 Updates

As part of its ongoing effort to keep Central Texas travelers better informed, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) implemented real-time incident alerts during its I-35 Expansion Project. The system notifies drivers about lane closures, incidents, and other events that affect their commute. By regularly soliciting input from end-users via surveys, TxDOT has worked hard with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to make its Traveler Information System informative and responsive to user needs over the life of the project. | Read More

TxDOT Preserves History As It Paves the Way to the Future

TxDOT Archeologists James Abbott, Ph.D., and Jon Budd watched and waited for days as construction crews uncovered the old ground surface of the Roberts Cemetery located just outside the community of Troy in Bell County. A portion of the cemetery had been buried over 50 years ago beneath a thick layer of fill dirt during the original construction of I-35. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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Down the Road
  • Complete striping operations.
  • General cleanup throughout the project.
  • Install dynamic message signs.
  • Electrical subcontractor replacing/installing light poles at various ramps and completing lighting for overpass structures.

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

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Down the road
  • Continue replacing/installing light poles at various ramps and illumination at overpasses.
  • Complete striping operations.
  • Install dynamic message signs.
  • Continue general cleanup along project.

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

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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.
  • Continue installing retaining wall on the east side of Adams/Central Interchange.
  • Continue constructing the BNSF Railroad underpass.
  • Continue constructing the second phase of the southbound mainlanes overpass at the BNSF Lampas-Sub Railroad.
  • Continue constructing the northbound frontage road from Ira Young St. through Avenue H.
  • Continue demolishing the existing Main Lane Bridge at BNSF Belco Overpass.
  • Continue constructing the second spans on the Adams & Central Underpass Structures.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Set bridge beams for the new northbound mainlane FM 1237 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 the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on the bridge embankment for northbound mainlane bridges at FM 1237 and FM 935.
  • Continue pouring concrete pavement on the new northbound mainlane between Berger Rd. and FM 1237/Pendleton Rd.
  • Constructing drainage structures across the old northbound mainlane.
  • Continue working on the new northbound Exit 308 to FM 935 and the new northbound entrance ramp just north of FM 935.
  • Continue working on the North Troy intersection.
  • Set bridge beams for the new northbound mainlane FM 935 bridge.
  • Switch the northbound mainlane traffic onto new pavement from Berger to FM 1237.
  • Work on the new northbound frontage road between FM 935 and North Troy.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed the new southbound mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Continue tying in new side streets along the southbound frontage road between UPRR and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the bridge deck for new UPRR bridges.
  • Continue working on the new retaining walls at the 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.
  • Complete new northbound mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlanes bridge at Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue paving the northbound frontage road between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
  • Continue working on and paving the new entrance and exit ramps between Big Elm Rd. and Old Blevins.
  • Continue working on the retaining walls at the new FM 107 underpass.

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

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milestones
  • Completed testing of the new dynamic message boards.

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
  • Completed the retaining walls on all four quadrants of the UPRR crossing.
  • Completed building the roadway embankment between MLK Blvd. and the northbound frontage road bridge.
  • Completed construction of the utility lines along both the southbound and northbound frontage roads.
Down the Road
  • Complete building the roadway pavement along the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Complete installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Continue working on the Peach St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue working on the Cherry St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Complete building the roadway embankment along the north and south frontage roads.
    Continue construction on Spring St.

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