My35 Central Texas News

DECEMBER 2016
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Jodi Wheatley
I-35 Information Specialist
TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Dr.
Waco, TX 76704
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December 15: Project Update for Temple City Council

Temple City Hall
Temple, Texas

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Winter Storm Preparations in High Gear for Waco District Maintenance Crews

If Santa ditches his reindeer and decides to travel I-35 for his deliveries, chances are good his trip will be ice free — even if it turns bitterly cold. | Read More

Salado, Belton Eye Growth, Resurgence as I-35 Construction Ends

Thanksgiving eve felt more like Christmas for the residents of Salado and Belton when the mainlanes of I-35 were finally opened between the two cities on Nov. 23. It was like the promised gift that finally arrived. The restrictive concrete barriers, orange cones and everything related to years of construction were removed as motorists in all six lanes of the highway were finally in free flow, just in time for the holidays. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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Milestones
  • Completed construction on the northbound frontage road, the turnarounds, and the crossover at Salado Plaza Dr.
  • Completed construction of the new mainlanes and ramps at Salado Plaza Dr.
  • Completed construction of the connections to both frontage roads at FM 2484.
Down the Road
  • Continue placing topsoil, sod, and grass wildflower seed along the mainlanes and frontage roads.
  • Continue placing landscaping features on medians at FM 2268, Salado Plaza Drive, and FM 2484.
  • Begin construction of the gateway monument at southbound mainlane/FM 2484 and the gateway monument and landscape amenity at northbound mainlane/FM 2268.
  • General clean-up throughout the project.

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

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milestones
  • Completed construction of the southbound access road between Loop 121 and Shanklin Rd.
  • Completed construction of the southbound mainlanes and culverts from FM 2484 to Loop 121.
  • Completed construction of the southbound frontage road from Shanklin Rd. to FM 2484.
  • Completed the retaining walls and pedestrian elements at FM 436/US 190.
Down the road
  • Continue placing topsoil, sod, grass wildflower seed along the mainlanes and frontage roads.
  • Begin restriping the intersections at FM 436/US190.
  • Begin working on bridge joints along both the northbound mainlane and the southbound mainlane at Nolan Creek and FM436.
  • General clean-up throughout the project.

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

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LANE CLOSURES
  • Southbound exit ramp #302 (Nugent Ave.) is closed indefinitely as work on mainlanes and access road continues in this area. To access the businesses near Exit #302, travelers should use Exit #301.
Milestones
  • Completed temporary paving detour for northbound Nugent Ave. area.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the west side of I-35 mainlanes in the Nugent area.
  • Continue constructing the storm sewer on the southbound frontage road from BNSF Lampas-Sub Rail Road Overpass south.
  • Continue constructing the driveways/sidewalk near Avenue H.
  • Finish the concrete rail on the west side of I-35 for the Spur 290 roadway.
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall to support installation of the depressed southbound mainlane section at the south end of the project.
  • Continue installing the concrete rail on the southbound frontage road structures at BNSF, Belco, and Lampasas-Sub Overpasses; southbound mainlanes south of the southern Loop 363 interchange; and retaining walls south of the Central and Adams on-ramp and southbound frontage-road header.
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the east side of I-35 Nugent Underpass.
  • Continue installing mainlane pavement at Adams/Central intersection.
  • Continue constructing southbound mainlane pavement south of BNSF Belco Yard Overpass.
  • Continue reconstructing permanent northbound frontage road from S. Loop 363 through the Ira Young St. Interchange.
  • Continue construction of the BNSF Rail Road Underpass.
  • Demolish the existing Nugent Ave. bridge and the remainder of the Industrial Ave. bridge.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Completed concrete paving on the southbound mainlanes.
Down the Road
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Begin working on the northbound frontage road just north of N. Loop 363.
  • Install signs and light poles for new southbound mainlanes.
  • Build temporary pavement to move traffic on new southbound mainlanes.
  • Finish work and open new southbound exit ramp to Loop 363.
  • Finish work and open new southbound mainlanes including new entrances and exits.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Set beams on the new northbound mainlane bridge at UPRR.
  • Pour deck on the new northbound mainlane overpass at Old Blevins.
Down the Road
  • Continue tying in new side streets along the southbound frontage road between UPRR and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the new UPRR bridges.
  • Set beams on the new northbound mainlane bridge at UPRR.
  • Continue working on the new northbound mainlane bridge at UPRR.
  • Continue building the embankment for the new southbound mainlanes from FM 107 to UPRR.
  • Continue installing drainage structures for the new northbound frontage road between Big Elm Rd. and Old Blevins.
  • Continue work on the new northbound mainlane overpass at Old Blevins.
  • Pour deck on the new northbound mainlane overpass at Old Blevins.
  • Continue work on the new southbound mainlane overpass at N. Eddy Dr.
  • Continue work on the east half of the new southbound frontage road between FM 107 and N. Eddy Dr.
  • Continue work on the new southbound mainlane overpass at Big Elm Rd. and the Old Blevins Rd. intersection.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Began construction of additional concrete riprap at the Callan Ranch Rd. ditch line between the southbound mainlane and southbound frontage road.
Down the Road
  • Connect power to bridge light fixtures.
  • Complete installation of the dynamic message sign system.
  • Continue planting vegetation and installing sod and topsoil.
  • Complete construction of additional concrete riprap at the Callan Ranch Rd. ditch line between the southbound mainlane and southbound frontage road.
  • Repair concrete pavement in eight section areas previously damaged by fire (negotiations with contractor under way).
  • Complete Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations inspection repairs.

BRAZOS RIVER BRIDGES (WACO)

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mILESTONES
  • Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations inspection of handrail completed with no deficiencies found.

SECTION 4A: WACO ACCESS ROADS (MLK TO TAYLOR)

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LANE CLOSURES
  • North-to-south access roads and the turnaround from MLK Blvd. under I-35 at the UPRR crossing have been permanently closed. New access roads and railroad crossing bridges will be constructed to replace them.
  • The southbound frontage road turnaround between Forrest St. and UPRR has been closed permanently at Cherry St.
milestones
  • Completed pouring concrete for the abutments for both UPRR frontage road bridges.
  • Removed old Forrest St. off-ramp.
Down the Road
  • Complete installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Complete retaining walls on all four quadrants of the UPRR crossing.
  • Continue working on the Peach St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Complete constructing bridge deck.
  • Begin setting deck plates for northbound railroad crossing bridge.
  • Pour bridge deck for northbound railroad crossing bridge.

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