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December 2019

Volume 9, Number 11


WELL WISHES FOR A NEW YEAR: DRIVE SAFE, BE ALERT ON I-35 AND HELP END THE STREAK!

As you know, I-35 Waco Project 4B is already under way for McLennan County. The project involves widening the mainlanes to four lanes in both directions and improving frontage roads and interchanges along N. Loop 340. For those traveling this stretch of I-35, that means navigating construction work zones. To keep everyone safe, make sure you pay attention to safety messages generated by the new end-of-queue warning system along I-35 from N. Loop 340 to S. Loop 340. | Read More

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

SECTION 2B: TEMPLE (SOUTH LOOP 363 TO NORTH LOOP 363)

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MILESTONES

  • Completed overhead sign installations.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue 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 (NORTH LOOP 363 TO NORTH TROY CITY LIMIT)

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MILESTONES

  • Installed the electric meter at Pegasus Drive.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete supplying power from new meter(s) to illumination in the area. Hook up and testing of dynamic message signs (DMSs) was completed.
  • Complete establishing trees in the project.
  • Complete the final inspection.

SECTION 3A-2: TROY to bruceville-eddy (NORTH TROY CITY LIMIT TO WOODLAWN ROAD)

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MILESTONES

  • Completed erosion control measures and vegetation establishment.
  • Reseeded the northbound frontage road south of UPRR and the southbound frontage road north of Old Blevins.
  • Hooked up and tested the DMSs.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Complete items on the punch list for minor repairs and cleanup.
  • Complete installation of electric meters on the DMSs.

SECTION 4B: WACO (12TH STREET TO NORTH LOOP 340)

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MILESTONES

  • Reset temporary barriers and shifting traffic on northbound mainlanes.
  • Constructed drilled shafts for the 4th and 5th Streets southbound overpass.
  • Completed setting beams for structure widening at the Loop 340 northbound and southbound overpasses.

DOWN THE ROAD

  • Continue lead abatement of the Brazos River Bridges.
  • 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 constructing 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 area between 18th and 11th Streets.
  • 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.
  • Begin paving new southbound access road from University Parks to 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Continue lead abatement of the Brazos River Bridges.
  • Start paving new southbound access road between Behrens Circle and US 84.
  • Start constructing sidewalk for the southbound access road between LP 340 and Behrens Circle.
  • Continue grading for southbound access road between US 84 and BUS 77.
  • Begin constructing overpass columns and caps at 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Begin lime treat of the southbound access road subgrade between 12th and 17th Streets.
  • Begin constructing the bridge deck for the N. Loop 340 overpass widenings.
  • Begin Culvert 5 construction at the east end (outlet end) at the northbound access road.

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

MILESTONES

  • Began temporary shoring at FM 934.
  • Began widening the culverts under I-35.
  • Began building some permanent pavement widening.

DOWN THE ROAD

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

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254-867-2705
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Waco, TX 76704
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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.


TxDOT Waco Office Closed for the Holiday

The Waco District Office will be closed Dec. 24-26 for the Christmas holiday. Drive safely!

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