My35 Central Texas News

February 2017
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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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.


February 23: Unified Transportation Plan Public Review Meeting

4:00 p.m.
Waco District Office
100 S. Loop Dr., Waco, Texas


April 11-12: Centennial Celebration Days

Waco District Office
100 S. Loop Dr., Waco, Texas
(details on public activities to come)

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Construction updates

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

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MILESTONES
  • Completed placing landscaping features on medians at FM 2268, Salado Plaza Drive, and FM 2484.
Down the Road
  • Continue placing topsoil, sod, and grass wildflower seed along the mainlanes and frontage roads.
  • 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.
  • Install illumination along construction projects.

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

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milestones
  • Completed topsoil, seed and sod placement.
Down the road
  • Continue striping and signing operations.
  • Install illumination along construction projects.
  • Begin general cleanup along 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
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall to support installation of the depressed southbound mainlane section at the south end of the project.
  • Continue installing mainlane pavement at Adams/Central intersection.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the west side of I-35 mainlanes in the Nugent area.
  • 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 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 constructing northbound 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 constructing the BNSF Railroad underpass.
  • Begin constructing the southbound mainlane pavement from the Little Elm Creek overpass south to the BNSF railroad underpass.
  • Begin constructing temporary pavement to move the southbound mainlane and southbound frontage road for the next phase of the BNSF railroad underpass.
  • Begin constructing the first phase of the southbound mainlane overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub Railroad.
  • Begin installing mainlane concrete pavement in the depressed section from BNSF Lampasas Sub Railroad overpass south to end of project.
  • Continue constructing Nugent Avenue Underpass.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Installed light poles for the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Built temporary pavement to move traffic on the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Opened the new southbound mainlanes including new entrances and exits.
  • Set the bridge beams over the northbound mainlanes at the South Troy Bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue working on the bridge embankment for the northbound mainlane bridge at Berger/Hart Rd. 
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road just north of N. Loop 363. 
  • Install signs for new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on drainage culverts crossing northbound frontage road between FM 935 and North Troy Overpass
  • Begin removing pavement and base from old southbound mainlanes.
  • Begin working on drainage culverts for new northbound mainlanes from Berger/Hart Rd to North Troy Overpass.
  • Begin working on bridge embankment for northbound mainlane bridge at FM 1237, FM 935, and North Troy Bridge.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed pouring the deck on the new northbound mainlane bridge at UPRR.
  • Completed installing drainage structures for the new northbound frontage road between Big Elm Rd. and 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.
  • Continue building the embankment for the new southbound mainlanes from FM 107 to UPRR.
  • Continue work 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.

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

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milestones
  • Connected power to bridge light fixtures.
  • Planted vegetation and installed sod and topsoil.
  • Connected power to bridge light fixtures between the southbound mainlane and southbound frontage road.
  • Addressed erosion areas on the southbound frontage road south of Lorena.
Down the Road
  • Complete installation of the dynamic message sign system.
  • Complete construction of additional concrete riprap at the Callan Ranch Rd. ditch line.
  • 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.

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.
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.
  • Begin construction of the bridge rail.
  • Begin construction of the remaining retaining walls.

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