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October 2019

Volume 9, Number 9


THIS CRITTER DON'T LITTER! TXDOT AND BUC-EE'S® HELP TEXAS DRIVERS KEEP ROADWAYS, RESTROOMS CLEAN

What's better than the clean restrooms at Buc-ee's? Clean roadways, on the way to Buc-ee's. TxDOT's Don't mess with Texas® anti-litter campaign and Buc-ee's joined together recently to reduce trash being tossed along Texas roadsides. You may have noticed Buc-ee the Beaver and Darrel the Barrel waving at you on billboards along your travel route as they remind you to hold onto your trash until you make a stop at the next Buc-ee's. Get ready to see more of these messages as you drive on I-35. | Read More

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed final striping operations.
  • Began landscaping on US 290/Industrial Blvd.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue overhead and small sign installations.
  • Continue construction on the City of Temple landscape welcome monument at N. Loop 363.
  • Continue landscaping on US 290/Industrial Blvd.
  • Continue work on punch list items.

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed punch list items.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • 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 the final inspection.

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed installation of added permanent FM107 stop signs.
  • Completed the punch list deficiencies for electrical services, etc.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete items on the punch list for minor repairs and cleanup.
  • Continue with erosion control measures and vegetation establishment for remainder areas to cover them at least with 70 percent of grass. Reseeding Temp Cool with Bermuda on NBFR south of UPRR and the SBFR north of Old Blevins.
  • Complete Installation of meters on DMS Service #11, 12 and 13; service 4A; and service 8 (Pending from Oncor).

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

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MILESTONES

  • Completed building up the northbound mainlane and shoulder to serve as temporary mainlanes later.
  • Completed drilling shafts for inside widening of N. Loop 340 overpasses.
  • Completed drilling shafts for outside widening of N. Loop 340 overpasses and construction of abutments.
  • Completed replacement of Culvert 7 (Bellmead ditch) west of I-35 at US 84 and southbound access road.
  • Switched northbound and southbound mainlane traffic to the northbound side.
  • Began paving new southbound access road from LP 340 to Behrens Circle.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the southbound access road.
  • Continue work on driveway access points on the southbound access roads from N. Loop 340 southward.
  • 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 installing the median barrier north of N. Loop 340.
  • 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 west end replacement of Culvert 5 (Waco Creek).
  • Construct major storm drainage trunk lines along the southbound access road between 17th and 18th Streets to University Parks Blvd.
  • Construct cul-de-sacs to replace side street intersections along the southbound access road in the 17th and 18th Streets to 11th and 12th Streets area.
  • Continue removing existing southbound pavement from 4th and 5th Streets to the south end of the project.
  • Continue constructing drilled shafts for the new 11th and 12th Streets southbound overpass.
  • Continue building the approaches for the new 11th and 12th Streets southbound overpass.
  • Complete paving new southbound access road from LP 340 to Behrens Circle.
  • Begin paving new southbound access road from University Parks to 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Finish installing the median barrier north of N. Loop 340.
  • Complete the west end replacement of Culvert 5 (Waco Creek)
  • Complete southbound access road paving from LP 340 to Behrens Circle.
  • Begin lead abatement of the Brazos River Bridges.

SECTION I-35E EXPANSION (I-35 EAST/WEST SPLIT TO ELLIS COUNTY LINE)

MILESTONES

  • Completed clearing median for new lane construction.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue setting portable concrete traffic barrier along the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue building temporary pavement widening to handle traffic in the next phases of the project.
  • Begin widening the culverts under I-35.
  • Begin some concrete pavement widening of the northbound mainlanes.
  • Begin the drilled shaft foundations for new bridges at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Begin temporary shoring and retaining wall construction at FM 2959 and FM 934.

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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.


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