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My35 Central Texas Newsletter: September 2020

Volume 10, Number 3


TxDOT Teams Up with Emergency Responders to Help Navigate Routes and Improve Response Times

With safety as TxDOT’s top priority, we are especially grateful for emergency responders and the work they do every day. We also know that real-time information about travel conditions can greatly impact emergency responders’ ability to deliver crucial services as quickly as possible. That’s why the TxDOT Waco District’s I-35 Waco Project 4B team is collaborating with McClennan County Emergency Services to share information and resources that will help emergency responders navigate faster routes to emergency incidents. | Read More

ITE Journal Recognizes Waco District’s BE SAFE BE SEEN Campaign

The publication ITE Journal: A Community of Transportation Professionals has recognized TxDOT’s Waco District and its BE SAFE BE SEEN pedestrian safety campaign. | Read More

Construction Updates

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

Access this section's project map (schematic).

Milestones

  • Completed southbound demolition work at BUS 77.
  • Completed paving of the southbound access road between 5th and 12th Streets.
  • Finished setting new beams at 4th and 5th Streets.
  • Completed southbound main lane drilled shafts.
  • Completed the demolition of the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Continued sidewalk and driveway construction for the southbound access road from Behrens Circle to 12th St.
  • Continued setting retaining wall panels throughout the project.
  • Began placing the new deck for the new 11th and 12th Streets southbound overpass.

Down the Road

  • Continue work on sewer and water lines throughout the project on the north- and southbound access roads.
  • Continue the east- and 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 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.
  • Continue setting southbound mainlane beams at MLK Jr. 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 Phase 1 and switched FM 2959 and FM 934 traffic into the new phase.
  • Demolished the existing FM 2959 and FM 934 overpasses.
  • Completed Phase 2 (median) portion of cross-drainage culverts.
  • Completed permanent concrete paving and temporary pavement to move traffic into the Phase 2 northbound mainlane near the split.

Down the Road

  • Continue building the Phase 2 portion of substructures for the new bridges at White Rock Creek.
  • Continue building the Phase 2 portion of substructures for the new bridges at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Continue building retaining walls at FM 2959 and FM 934.
  • Erect prestressed beams along I-35E over White Rock Creek.
  • Erect prestressed beams over I-35E at FM 2959 and FM 934
  • Construct Phase 2 pavement along I-35E.

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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.

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