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My35 Central Texas Newsletter: March 2020

Volume 10, Number 1


My35 Central Texas News Goes Quarterly!

Beginning with this (the March) issue, the My35 Central Texas News newsletter is reducing the number of issues distributed annually from monthly to quarterly | Read More

Waco PIO Ken Roberts' Legacy of Public Service: Communication. Community. Caring about People.

After more than two decades serving the citizens of Texas through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Ken Roberts is retiring this month. "Ken Roberts faithfully served TxDOT for over 20 years as the Waco District's Public Information Officer (PIO)," notes the district's deputy engineer, Michael Bolin. | Read More

Construction Updates

Section 4B: Waco (12th Street to North Loop 340)

Access this section's project map (schematic).

Milestones

  • Completed lead abatement of the Brazos River Bridges.
  • Completed removing existing southbound pavement from 4th and 5th Streets to the south end of the project.
  • Completed constructing drilled shafts for the new 11th and 12th Streets southbound overpass.
  • Completed paving new southbound access road from University Parks to 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Constructed sidewalk for the southbound access road between LP 340 and Behrens Circle.
  • Graded southbound access road between US 84 and BUS 77.
  • Constructed overpass columns and caps at 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Completed lime treatment of the southbound access road subgrade between 12th and 17th Streets.
  • Demolished the southbound I-35 bridge over Behrens Circle.

Down the road

  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the southbound access road.
  • Continue constructing shoring columns at BUS 77 to support remaining large structures under the northbound mainlanes when demo work starts at BUS 77.
  • Continue the west end replacement of Culvert 5 (Waco Creek).
  • Continue constructing major storm drainage trunk lines along the southbound access road between 17th and 18th Streets to University Parks Blvd.
  • Continue constructing cul-de-sacs to replace side street intersections along the southbound access road in the area between 18th and 11th Streets.
  • Continue building the approaches for the new 11th and 12th Streets southbound overpass.
  • Continue paving new southbound access road between Behrens Circle and US 84.
  • Continue constructing the bridge deck for the N. Loop 340 overpass widenings.
  • Continue Culvert 5 construction at the east end (outlet end) at the northbound access road.
  • Continue demolition work on the southbound I-35 over US 84 bridge.
  • Begin work on the southbound UPRR.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over University Parks.
  • Begin construction of the southbound bridge over the Brazos River.
  • Begin construction of the southbound bridge over Behrens Circle.
  • Begin construction of the southbound bridge over US 84 / Waco Dr.

I-35E Expansion (I-35 East/West split to Ellis County line)

Milestones

  • Switched FM 2959 and FM 934 traffic into the new phase.
  • Switched I-35E northbound mainlane traffic into the new phase at the Ellis County Line.
  • Began Phase 2 work in the median.

Down the road

  • Continue building temporary pavement widening to handle traffic in the next phases of the project.
  • Continue permanent concrete pavement widening of the northbound mainlanes.
  • Continue building substructures for the new bridges at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Continue building retaining walls at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Continue Phase 2 portion of the cross drainage culverts along I-35E.
  • Construct Phase 2 pavement along I-35E.
  • Erect prestressed beams over I-35E at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Pave FM 2959 and driveways at Petro in Carl’s Corner.

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