My35 Central Texas News

APril 2012
My 35 Main Street News
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Jodi Wheatley
I-35 Information Specialist
TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Dr.
Waco, TX 76704
254-867-2836
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Calendar
April 5: Section 3A-1 Groundbreaking

10 a.m. in Troy at southwest corner of Main St./FM 935 & I-35 intersection


April 5: Shippers Advisory Group Meeting

2 p.m. in Temple, TX


April 5: Open-House Public Information Meeting on the Proposed I-35 On- and Off-Ramp Changes between Midway Drive & S. Loop 363

5-7 p.m. at the Railroad & Heritage Museum
315 West Avenue B
Temple, TX


April 19: District-Wide Emergency Responders Meeting

11:30 a.m. in Waco, TX


April 26: TxDOT's Interactive Work Zone Awareness Event

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freightliner Parking Area
(northbound I-35 between N. Loop 340 and Craven Ave., just north of Waco)


May 8: Community Visioning Celebration and Expo

TxDOT Booth & Display
5-7 p.m.
Waco Convention Center
Waco, TX


May 9: Presentation for West Kiwanis Club

11:45 a.m.
West Senior Center
West, TX


May 24: Preconstruction Meeting for Section 3A-2

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Temple, TX

April-June: Upcoming Business Community Meetings

April 25, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Hill / McLennan County
West Community Center
West, TX | Directions

May 23, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
McLennan County
Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
Waco, TX | Directions

June 21, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Bell County
Central Texas Council of Governments
Belton, TX | Directions

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Recent Safety Training Pays Off

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Safety Is Job One: I-35 Construction from the Ground Up

Years from now, safety experts may point to the I-35 Expansion Project as the beginning of a sweeping cultural change in the Texas road-construction industry. Or at least that's the hope of TxDOT Safety Officer Jim Busby. For the first time in Texas — at Busby's suggestion — safety requirements have been built into construction contracts. | Read More

Mile Markers: More Than a Measure

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Construction updates

Section 1B: SALADO (FM 2843 to FM 2484)

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Down the Road
  • Continue ROW acquisition and utility relocation.
  • Start construction in early May.

Section 1C: Salado to belton (FM 2484 to us 190/fm 436)

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Lane Closures
  • East Amity Rd. is closed from the I-35 northbound frontage road to Rose Ln. until the end of April.
  • The I-35 northbound frontage road at Amity Rd. will be closed April 9-24 while the contractor connects the I-35 northbound frontage road intersection approach to the new Amity crossover bridge. Detour signs will be in place.
  • The Connell Street exit ramp from US 190 W (first exit after entering US 190 from southbound I-35) has been permanently closed to allow construction of the new flyover connecting I-35 northbound to US 190 W.
  • The inside lane of the US 190 W access road from I-35 to Connell Street is closed to allow construction of flyover support columns.
Milestones
  • Beams have been set for the I-35 northbound frontage-road bridge over the Lampasas River.
Down the Road
  • Continue work on northbound frontage road from Amity Rd. to Loop 121.
  • Continue work on southbound frontage road from US 190 to Loop 121.
  • Continue work on guard rail on the crossover structures.
  • Continue work on intersection approaches to the crossovers.
  • Pour bridge deck for Phase 1 portion of the Loop 121 crossover.
  • Pour bridge deck for the northbound frontage-road bridge over the Lampasas River.

Section 3A-1: TEMPLE TO TROY (N. LOOP 363 TO N. TROY CITY LIMIT)

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Down the Road
  • Groundbreaking scheduled for April 5 at 10 a.m.

Section 3B: LORENA TO HEWITT (WOODLAWN RD. TO SUN VALLEY BLVD./FM 2063)

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Milestones
  • Groundbreaking held March 14 with Congressman Bill Flores, Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin, State Rep. "Doc" Anderson and a number of city and county officials.
Down the Road
  • Begin work on new crossovers and intersections at S. FM 2837, N. FM 2837 and FM 1695.

BRAZOS RIVER BRIDGES (WACO)

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Down the Road
  • Construction expected to start in late summer 2012.

Section 3C: HEWITT TO WACO (FM 2063/SUN VALLEY BLVD. TO S. LOOP 340)

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Milestones
  • Construction work completed.
Down the Road
  • Continue vegetative establishment and plant maintenance.

Section 5A: WACO TO WEST (N. LOOP 340 TO FM 1858)

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Lane Closures
  • The Wiggins Rd. crossover is closed for demolition and is expected to be closed for 12-18 months. Tours Rd. (next crossing to the south) and Tokio Rd. (next crossing to the north) are open.
  • Main St. in Elm Mott is permanently closed to through traffic at the southbound frontage road.
Milestones
  • Beams have been set on the UPRR overpass.
  • Beams have been set for the new FM 1858 crossover.
  • Opened the new northbound exit ramp to Craven Ave.; closed the old ramp.
  • Opened the new southbound entrance ramp from Craven Ave.; closed the old ramp.
  • Started the new turnarounds at the Meyers crossing.
Down the Road
  • Set retaining wall panels for the FM 1858 crossover.
  • Set retaining wall panels and pour bridge deck for the UPRR overpass.
  • Continue constructing the northbound frontage road between Wiggins Rd. and FM 1858.
  • Switch the southbound mainlane traffic to the new section of the BUS 77 overpass.
  • Remove the old Craven Ave. exit and entrance ramps.
  • Switch the southbound frontage road traffic to new concrete pavement between Craven Ave. and Meyers Ln.
  • Open the new northbound exit ramp to Crest Dr.
  • Begin construction on the Craven intersection.
  • Begin constructing support columns and caps for new southbound overpasses at BUS 77 and FM 308.

Section 5B: WEST TO ABBOTT (FM 1858/TOKIO RD. TO FM 1304)

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Milestones
  • Installed retaining walls at Marable St.
  • Extended existing box culverts.
  • Began placing embankment at County Line Rd.
Down the Road
  • Pour caps for the support columns under Marable St. overpass.
  • Cut ground for the new southbound frontage road and begin placing road base between Marable St. and County Line Rd.
  • Continue utility relocations.
  • Pave northbound and southbound detour lanes from 1/2 mi. south of FM 1242 to FM 1304, shifting traffic onto those lanes to begin work on inside section of mainlanes.
  • Install retaining walls at County Line Rd. and HCR 3102.
  • Continue extending box culverts.

Section 5C: ABBOTT TO SOUTH OF HILLSBORO (FM 1304 TO FM 310)

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Milestones
  • Poured the southbound Cobb Creek mainlane bridge deck.
  • Backfilled pavement edges; began seeding.
Down the Road
  • Complete and open new ramps on the northbound side.
  • Pour rail for mainlane Cobb Creek bridge.
  • Remove the traffic barrier from mainlane shoulders.
  • Resume laying asphalt for both the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin installing permanent pavement markings.

SAFETY REST AREAS (HILL COUNTY)

Milestones
  • The embankment for service roads is over 90 percent completed.
Down the Road
  • Continue preparing to pour slab for the northbound site.
  • Begin work on the southbound-side building.

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