My35 Central Texas News

April 2014
My35 Central Texas 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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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.


April 20: Temple Community I-35 Update

Mayborn Convention Center
3303 N. 3rd St
Temple, Texas

Public isinvited to attend for a six-month look-ahead at upcoming construction on I-35 in the Temple project. Doors open 6-8 p.m. Presentation at 6:30 p.m.


May 6: I-35 Construction Update

Meeting starts: 6:00 p.m.
West City Council Meeting
West Community Center
205 Tokio Rd.
West, Texas

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Construction updates

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

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Milestones
  • Finished construction of the retaining walls at FM 2268.
  • Finished construction of the northbound mainlanes from the south end of the project to Salado Creek.
  • Finished construction of the northbound mainlane bridge over Salado Creek.
  • Finished construction of the South Main Street ramp.
  • Began construction of the retaining walls between Salado Creek and Thomas Arnold along mainlanes.
  • Began construction of the Thomas Arnold bridge over I-35.
  • Began constructing mainlane detours between Salado Plaza and Salado Creek.
Down the road
  • Continue construction of the retaining walls at FM 2484.
  • Continue construction of the FM 2484 bridge rail.
  • Continue construction of the retaining walls between Salado Creek and Thomas Arnold along mainlanes.
  • Continue construction of the Thomas Arnold bridge over I-35.
  • Continue construction of the southbound frontage road south of FM 2268.
  • Continue constructing mainlane detours between Salado Plaza and Salado Creek.

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

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Down the Road
  • Continue the retaining wall construction at various locations.
  • Continue constructing the ramp from the north bound mainlane to US 190 Direct Connect.
  • Continue the US 190 Direct Connect/flyover.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlanes and ramp between Loop 121 and US 190.
  • Continue the intersection construction at Loop 121 and frontage roads.

Section 2B: TEMPLE (S. LOOP 363 TO N. LOOP 363)

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Milestones
  • Began bridge abutments at Spur 290
  • Began bridge abutments at Adams Ave.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the storm sewer on the southbound and northbound frontage roads.
  • Continue constructing the northbound on-ramp between Midway Dr. and Loop 363.
  • Continue relocating utilities and storm sewers north of Nugent.
  • Begin constructing the new southbound ramp reconfiguration between Loop 363 and Midway Dr.
  • Continue building bridge abutments at Spur 290.
  • Continue building bridge abutments at Adams Ave.

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

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Down the Road
  • Continue work on the culvert at the south end of the project near Loop 363.
  • Continue installing riprap along the southbound frontage road ditches.
  • Continue work on the Little Elm Creek southbound frontage-road bridge rail.
  • Continue constructing the southbound frontage road between Loop 363 and Berger Rd.
  • Continue working on the southbound frontage road to the north end of the project.
  • Continue working on the culverts near the new South Troy overpass.
  • Continue working on the box culvert on the southbound frontage road north of Little Elm Creek.
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Continue working on the east end of the culvert near Bottoms East Rd.
  • Continue working on the culverts along the southbound frontage road at Berger/Hart Rd.
  • Continue installation of retaining walls for the South Troy underpass along the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue work on the pavement on Pegasus Rd.

section 3A-2: TROY to bruceville-eddy (N. TROY CITY LIMIT to woodlawn rd.)

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lane closures
  • Until further notice, the southbound frontage road will be closed from Roberts Cemetery to Big Elm Rd. This will allow the demolition and rebuilding of the new frontage road and bridge over Big Elm Creek. Frontage-road traffic traveling south from Big Elm Rd. will have to enter the freeway, except for local traffic only, south of Big Elm Creek. A temporary turnaround has been constructed near Roberts Cemetery.
Milestones
  • Cleared utilities at the new Union Pacific Railroad bridges.
  • Began constructing retaining wall at the new turnaround north of railroad tracks in Bruceville-Eddy.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the southbound frontage road from Big Elm Creek to Big Elm Rd. and from Old Blevins Rd. to FM 107.
  • Switch southbound frontage-road traffic from Old Blevins to FM 107 late this month or early next month.
  • Continue utility relocations.
  • Continue the excavation and embankment for the new northbound frontage road from FM 107 to the railroad crossing in Bruceville-Eddy.
  • Continue building the road base on the northbound frontage road from FM 107 to the railroad crossing.
  • Continue constructing the new southbound mainlane from Big Elm Rd. to Old Blevins Rd.
  • Continue construction of the new I-35 overpass at Old Blevins Rd.
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road near Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue working at Old Moody and Grider St.
  • Begin working on the new Union Pacific Railroad bridges.
  • Continue constructing retaining wall at new turnaround north of railroad tracks in Bruceville-Eddy.

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

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Milestones
  • Finished the columns and caps for the new bridge at FM 1695.
  • Completed the first phase of traffic pattern changes at FM 1695 and W. FM 2837 (both northbound and southbound).
  • Finished pouring the bridge deck at E. FM 2837.
Down the Road
  • Continue excavating for the northbound mainlanes at the Callan Ranch Rd. (formerly Telephone Rd.) overpass.
  • Finish work on the FM 1695/Moonlight Rd. intersection.
  • Continue the new northbound mainlanes from S. Old Bruceville Rd. to E. FM 2837/Rosenthal Rd.
  • Begin switching traffic to the new northbound frontage road in Lorena.
  • Continue work on the intersection at the west end of the W. FM 2837/Old Lorena Rd. bridge and the southbound frontage road.
  • Complete the retaining wall at Callan Ranch Rd. (formerly Telephone Rd.).
  • Switch southbound mainlane traffic to the new pavement from FM 2063/Sun Valley Blvd. to FM 1695/Moonlight Dr.
  • Make new traffic pattern changes at FM 1695/Moonlight Dr. and W. FM 2837 (northbound and southbound).
  • Pour the bridge rail at N. FM 2837.
  • Open full-width pavement at FM 1695.
  • Open full-width pavement at W. FM 2837/Old Lorena Rd.

brazos RIVER BRIDGES (WACO)

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lane closures
  • Access roads and turnarounds under I-35 on both sides of the river are closed.
  • The sidewalk crossing under I-35 on the south side of the Brazos River is closed as construction in the river continues.
Milestones
  • Finished building the bridge approaches in the northeast and southwest quadrants.
  • Finished pouring the bridge deck (concrete pavement) on the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridges.
  • Finished installing caps on the bridge pylons.
  • Opened one lane of the northbound frontage-road bridge.
  • Closed the northbound on- and off-ramps.
  • Closed the southbound on-ramp.
  • Opened one lane of the southbound frontage-road bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue installing the lighting systems.
  • Continue extending drainage structures.
  • Pour traffic rail and sidewalk on the northbound frontage-road bridge.
  • Construct the northbound frontage road and driveway at the Ranger Museum.

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

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Lane Closures
  • Main St. in Elm Mott is permanently closed to through traffic at the southbound frontage road.
  • The Ross Rd. crossing is closed until late 2015.
  • The Tours Rd. crossing is closed until late 2015.
Milestones
  • Opened the northbound exit ramp to Hilltop Rd.
  • Finished drilling shafts for the northbound mainlane overpass at Ross Rd.
  • Began the columns and retaining walls at the approaches of the mainlane overpass at Ross Rd.
  • Began drilling shafts for the columns on the northbound mainlanes and frontage road at Tours Rd.
Down the Road
  • Continue installing permanent signs from BUS 77 to Loop 340. (Once permanent signs are in place at the BUS 77, Craven Ave., and Meyers Ln. intersections, these intersections will change from four-way to two-way stops. The frontage-road traffic will not stop.)
  • Continue work on the retaining walls at FM 1858/Tokio Rd.
  • Erect an overhead bridge and install dynamic message signs just south of Crest Ave.
  • Complete paving at the FM 1858/Tokio Rd. intersection.
  • Complete construction of the bridge rail on the northbound overpass at FM 308.
  • Continue extending culverts to the west of I-35 at various locations between FM 1858/Tokio Rd. and Tours Rd.
  • Construct the northbound mainlane pavement between Ross Rd. and FM 3149/Tours Rd.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlane overpass at Ross Rd.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlanes overpasses at Tours Rd.

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

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Lane closures
  • The southbound exit 354 (the Marable St. exit) will remain closed during the construction of this portion of the southbound frontage road until a new exit is built. A message sign will notify the traveling public of the closure.
Milestones
  • Finished the embankment on the west side of the southbound frontage road at the Marable St. intersection.
  • Installed soil nails for the retaining walls at the FM 21/Oak St. northbound overpass.
  • Finished concrete pavement of the new northbound mainlanes from FM 1858/Tokio Rd. to County Line Rd.
  • Finished building the road base for the new southbound mainlanes from County Line Rd. to the end of the project near FM 1242/Oak St.
  • Began placing forms and steel for the FM 21/Oak St. bridge deck.
  • Began building tie-ins to Marable St., County Line Rd., and HCR 3102 crossovers.
  • Began installing underdrains for the new mainlanes.
Down the Road
  • Continue seeding and stabilizing the new ditches throughout the project.
  • Continue placing the box culverts and other drainage.
  • Continue building the new northbound mainlane overpass at FM 21/Oak St. in West.
  • Continue placing hot-mix asphalt for the base on the proposed northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue installation of small signs and lighting.
  • Continue placing forms and steel for the FM 21/Oak St. bridge deck.
  • Continue building tie-ins to Marable St., County Line Rd., and HCR 3102 crossovers.
  • Continue installing underdrains for the new mainlanes.

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

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Down the Road
  • Complete installation of erosion control.

safety REST AREAS (HILL COUNTY)

milestones
  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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