Project 4A is adding two-lane, one-way access roads alongside I-35, both northbound and southbound, over the UPRR railroad crossing for approximately 1.1 miles, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Business 77 (BU 77), along with a new wider bridge across the highway at Forrest Street, and adding new U-turn bridges in each direction.
Increased truck traffic along the I-35 corridor coupled with regional population growth in Texas has created travel demand that exceeds its current capacity. The existing I-35 facility through Central Texas is an essential element of the local and regional transportation system.
The purpose of the project is to meet local and regional travel demands by increasing capacity; upgrading the transportation infrastructure to meet current FHWA and TxDOT design standards for interstates, bridges, and frontage roads; thereby improving the safety of travelers along I-35.
This project will address congestion while improving safety at this I-35 location by: