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January-February 2018

Volume 8, Number 1


ANOTHER I-35 EXPANSION BENEFIT: FIREFIGHTER TRAINING

I-35’s expansion through Waco has presented a rare opportunity for members of the Waco Fire Department (WFD): the chance to use a commercial building to hone life- and property-saving firefighting skills. | Read More

MCLENNAN COUNTY BECOMING HOME TO A NEW KIND OF FARMING

Located only about one mile from I-35, a $13 million solar farm will soon be constructed on 90-acres of McLennan County farmland near Bruceville-Eddy, off Franklin Road. Construction is expected to begin on the solar energy facility by June, and the farm should be operational by the end of the year. | Read More

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

SECTION 1B: SALADO (FM 2843 TO FM 2484)

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DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue general cleanup throughout project.
  • Install a dynamic message board.

SECTION 1C: SALADO TO BELTON (FM 2484 TO US 190/FM 436)

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DOWN THE ROAD

  • Finalize illumination.
  • Install a dynamic message board.
  • Continue general cleanup along project.

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed traffic switch from the old overpass structure at Adams and Central Ave. to the new Adams and Central Bridges.
  • Completed demolition of the existing northbound mainlane elevated section.
  • Completed demolition of the existing BNSF Lampasas Sub Overpass
  • Completed demolition of the existing BNSF Belco Overpass.

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 the I-35 Nugent Ave. underpass.
  • Continue constructing the northbound frontage road from Ira Young St. through Avenue H.
  • Begin construction of the final phase of the overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub railroad crossing.
  • Begin construction of the northbound mainlanes and northbound frontage road overpasses at the BNSF Belco Yard railroad.
  • Begin constructing northbound mainlane pavement from Adams and Central Ave. Interchange north to BNSF Belco Yard Overpasses.
  • Begin constructing northbound mainlane pavement from BNSF Belco Overpass north through the remainder of project.
  • Begin excavation and installation of retaining wall No. 1 in the depressed section.

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

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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 North Troy intersection.
  • Work on the new northbound frontage road between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Begin working on culverts between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Begin working on new entrance and exit ramps between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Begin working on new Berger/Hart Rd intersection.
  • Begin working on pouring concrete pavement from FM 935 to the north end of project.

SECTION 3A-2: TROY TO BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (N. TROY CITY LIMIT TO WOODLAWN RD.)

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MILESTONES

  • Began constructing the last portion of the new northbound frontage road pavement at FM 107/SH 7.

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 new retaining walls at the UPRR crossing.
  • Continue working on bridge rails for new UPRR bridges.
  • Continue work on the east half of the new southbound frontage road between FM 107 and N. Eddy Dr.
  • Complete the 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 the retaining walls at the new FM 107 underpass.
  • Start working on the new northbound mainlane pavement from Big Elm Creek to Big Elm Rd.

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

  • Started construction of the southbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Completed pouring pavement on the northbound frontage road lanes.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete the new pavement along the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin striping new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin construction of northbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Continue working with the construction I-35 exit to southbound frontage road.
  • Open new 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 working on the Cherry St. connection to the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue construction of northbound and southbound frontage-road sidewalks.
  • Continue construction on the Spring St. southbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction on the Walnut St. southbound frontage road.
  • Begin demolition of old Forrest St. bridge.
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