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My35 Central Texas Newsletter: June 2020

Volume 10, Number 2


TxDOT Waco District Welcomes Jake Smith as PIO

On March 9, 2020, TxDOT’s Waco District welcomed Jake Smith as its new public information officer. | Read More

BE SAFE BE SEEN Campaign Aims to Improve Pedestrian, Bicyclist Safety near I-35 Waco Construction Areas

You might have noticed more people out walking or riding bicycles these days. | Read More

Construction Updates

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

Access this section's project map (schematic).

Milestones

  • Completed constructing shoring columns at BUS 77 to support remaining large structures under the northbound mainlanes when demo work starts at BUS 77.
  • Completed demolition of all southbound mainlane bridges at each intersection.
  • Completed setting new beams for the new 11th and 12th Streets’ southbound overpass.
  • Constructed sidewalk and driveways for the southbound access road at Behrens Circle and University Parks Dr.
  • Constructed southbound access road between US 84 and BUS 77.
  • Completed paving of the southbound access road between 12th and 17th Streets.
  • Completed constructing the bridge deck for the N. Loop 340 overpass widening.
  • Began setting retaining wall panels throughout the project.
  • Began setting new beams at 4th and 5th Streets.

Down the Road

  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the southbound access road.
  • Continue work on drilled shafts at BUS 77.
  • Continue the west end replacement of Culvert 5 (Waco Creek).
  • Begin the east 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 demolition of the bridge over the UPRR.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over MLK Jr. Blvd.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over University Parks.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over the Brazos River.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over Behrens Circle.
  • Continue construction of the southbound bridge over US 84 / Waco Dr.
  • Continue construction of US 84 / Waco Dr. on the east side of I-35.
  • Complete southbound frontage paving, drainage, and sidewalks.
  • Continue setting southbound mainlane beams at 4th and 5th Street, MLK Blvd., Behrens Circle, and US 84.
  • Continue northbound frontage road paving and driveways throughout the project.
  • Complete utilities.
  • Begin southbound mainlane paving south of US 77.

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

Milestones

  • Completed bridge decks for half of the new underpasses at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Completed retaining walls at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Completely closed median with concrete traffic barrier for Phase 2 work.

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 the Phase 2 portion of the cross drainage culverts along I-35E.
  • Construct Phase 2 pavement along I-35E.
  • Continue paving FM 2959 and driveways at Petro in Carl’s Corner.

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Jake Smith
I-35 Public Information Officer
254-867-2705
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TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Drive
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.

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