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August 2019

Volume 9, Number 7


TRAVELING THROUGH WACO ON I-35? "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO" WITH THE WACO REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

When the My35 project was first conceived in 2008, it put Texans in the driver's seat by soliciting public input on what they thought needed improving along the 96-mile stretch of I-35 from Hillsboro to Salado. One of the project's primary goals has been to return that favor by providing timely information to make travelers' trips safer and more predictable, despite the Herculean nature of the construction effort. | Read More

TEMPLE RIBBON-CUTTING RECOGNIZES I-35 WORK IMPROVING TRAFFIC, EASING COMMUTES

Temple's Aug. 15 ribbon-cutting ceremony announced the 57th Street Bridge opening to traffic as part of TxDOT's My35 Reconstruction Project. The ceremony celebrated the improvements made to I-35 facilitating safety, mobility and travel-time reliability. | Read More

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed signal installation and connections at 57th St. and Adams/Central Ave.
  • Began landscape paver installations.
  • Began overhead and small sign installations.
  • Ribbon-cutting held for the opening of the final new bridge (57th St.) and turnarounds.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue construction of the BNSF underpass.
  • Continue installation of the project power grid and roadway lighting.
  • Continue signal work at Avenue H.
  • Continue final striping operations.
  • Open all frontage road lanes.
  • Continue landscape paver installations.
  • Continue overhead and small sign installations.
  • Begin construction on the City of Temple landscape welcome monument at Loop 363.

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed applying the anti-graffiti treatment on bridges and retaining walls.
  • Began establishing trees in the project.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete installing mailboxes.
  • Complete repair of the driveway at Love's.
  • Install the electric meter at Pegasus Dr. (Oncor task).
  • Complete supplying power from new meter(s) to illumination in the area.
  • Complete establishing trees in the project.
  • Complete punch list items.
  • Complete the final inspection.

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

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MILESTONES

  • Began installing the decorative storefront rail at FM 107.
  • Completed installing added areas of concrete and stone riprap for culverts.
  • Completed installing mailbox posts at the northbound frontage road.
  • Completed shaping the ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road and for the southbound frontage road.
  • Began constructing dynamic message sign (DMS) foundations and the cabinet at the southbound frontage road.
  • Completed applying the anti-graffiti treatment on bridges and retaining walls.
  • Began pulling electrical wires for illumination throughout the project.
  • Began mounting large ground signs L1, L2, and L3.
  • Began installing delineators throughout the project.
  • Began final yard removal and trailer removal.
  • Began erosion control measures and vegetation establishment for remainder areas to cover them at least 70 percent with grass.
  • Completed illumination at FM 107 after railroad agreement received.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete the decorative storefront rail at FM 107.
  • Complete installing permanent signs throughout the project.
  • Complete items on the punch list for minor repairs and cleanup.
  • Install permanent Troy city limit signs, permanent FM107 stop signs and add signs north of the Bruceville-Eddy project to tie in with the north project.
  • Complete DMS foundations and the cabinet at the southbound frontage road.
  • Complete pulling electrical wires for illumination throughout the project.
  • Install DMS services.
  • Complete mounting of remaining large ground signs.
  • Complete installing delineators throughout the project.
  • Complete final yard removal and trailer removal.
  • Continue with erosion control measures and vegetation establishment for remainder areas to cover them at least with 70 percent of grass.
  • Complete the punch list deficiencies for electrical services, striping, etc.

SECTION 4B: WACO 12TH STREET TO N. LOOP 360

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MILESTONES

  • Completed demolition of 11th/12th St. main structures underpass demolition.
  • Completed filling median north of N. Loop 340.
  • Began work on sewer and water lines on the northbound access road.
  • Began drilling shafts for outside widening and construction of abutments of N. Loop 340 overpasses.
  • Completed installing temporary traffic signals.
  • Began work on driveway access points on the northbound access roads.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue building up the northbound mainlane and shoulder to serve as temporary mainlanes later.
  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the southbound access road.
  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the northbound access road.
  • Continue work on driveway access points on the southbound access roads from N. Loop 340 southward.
  • Continue work on driveway access points on the northbound access roads from N. Loop 340 southward.
  • Complete activation of temporary traffic signals at BUS 77.
  • Continue constructing frontage road detours to shift traffic to reconstruct frontage roads.
  • Continue reconstructing/armoring northbound mainlanes inside shoulder.
  • Begin full-width reconstructing/armoring of northbound mainlanes.
  • Continue resetting temporary barriers and shifting traffic on northbound mainlanes.
  • Continue demolition of BUS 77 approaches.
  • Complete demolition of 11th/12th St. approaches.
  • Continue installing the median barrier north of N. Loop 340.
  • Continue drilling shafts for inside widening of N. Loop 340 overpasses.
  • Continue drilling shafts for outside widening of N. Loop 340 overpasses and construction of abutments.
  • Continue replacement of Culvert 7 (Bellmead ditch) west of I-35 at US 84.
  • Construct shoring columns at BUS 77 to support remaining large structures under the northbound mainlanes when demo work starts at BUS 77.
  • Complete the current phased replacement of Culvert 5 (Waco Creek).
  • Switch northbound and southbound mainlane traffic to the northbound side (similar to how traffic was switched to its current configuration in the 11th/12th St. area).
  • Construct major storm drainage trunk lines along the southbound access road between 17th/18th St. to University Parks Blvd.
  • Construct cul-de-sacs to replace side street intersections along the southbound access road in the 17th/18th St. to 11th/12th St. area.
  • Begin demolition of the 4th/5th St. southbound mainlane structures.

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