My35 Central Texas News

December 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.


December 25-26, January 1: TxDOT Offices Closed for the Holidays

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TxDOT Reminds Drivers of the Rules of the Wintry Road

Each winter, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist Debbie Tahiri spends a good bit of her time spreading the word about safe driving. Much of her advice, she admits, seems to be common sense. But, even though we get a couple of ice events a year in the Waco District, she says we seem to forget about these seasonal safety precautions. | Read More

Sign Up, Find Out: Taking MY35.org for an Information Test Drive

Seven years ago, it started as an email alert system detailing lane closures due to construction on I-35 in the Texas Department of Transportation's Waco District. Now, using the largest, most extensive system ever put together by TxDOT, subscribers can be notified of construction delays, incidents and alternate routes to avoid congestion. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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Down the Road
  • Continue general cleanup throughout project.
  • Install a dynamic message board and large signs.
  • Replace/install light poles at various ramps and complete lighting for overpass structures.

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

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Down the road
  • Continue replacing/installing light poles at various ramps and illumination at overpasses.
  • Complete striping operations.
  • Install a dynamic message board and large signs.
  • Continue general cleanup along project.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Began reconstructing Central Ave. between northbound frontage road and 31st St.
  • Closed old Exit 301 near Central Ave. and routed downtown traffic to access road at exit 300.
  • Began constructing new northbound frontage road south of Central Ave.
  • Began demolition of old elevated northbound mainlanes.
  • Began demolition of the existing BNSF underpass and construction of the new BNSF Mainlane underpass.
Down the Road
  • Continue installing the concrete rail along the southbound frontage road at the 57th St. underpass and turnarounds.
  • Continue constructing the retaining wall on the east side of the I-35 Nugent Ave. underpass.
  • Continue constructing the northbound frontage road from Ira Young St. through Avenue H.
  • Begin construction of the final phase of the Overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub railroad crossing.
  • Begin construction of the northbound mainlanes and northbound frontage road overpasses at the BNSF Belco Yard railroad.
  • Complete construction of the intersection of Central Ave. and the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Open new Central Ave. bridge across I-35.
  • Shift traffic on the old Adams Ave. bridge to two lanes.
  • Complete construction of intersection of Adams Ave. and the northbound and southbound frontage roads.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed pouring concrete pavement on the new northbound mainlane between Berger Rd. and FM 1237/Pendleton Rd.
  • Completed the new northbound Exit 308 to FM 935 and the new northbound entrance ramp just north of FM 935.
  • Switched the northbound mainlane traffic onto new pavement from Berger Rd. to FM 1237.
  • Poured new bridge deck for the northbound mainlane bridge at FM 935.
Down the Road
  • 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 the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on the North Troy intersection.
  • Work on the new northbound frontage road between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Begin working on culverts between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Begin working on new entrance and exit ramps between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed paving the new entrance and exit ramps between Big Elm Rd. and Old Blevins.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Continue tying in new side streets along the southbound frontage road between UPRR and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the new retaining walls at the UPRR crossing.
  • Continue working on bridge rails for new UPRR bridges.
  • Continue work on the east half of the new southbound frontage road between FM 107 and N. Eddy Dr.
  • Complete the new northbound mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Continue construction of the northbound mainlanes bridge at Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue paving the northbound frontage road between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the retaining walls at the new FM 107 underpass.
  • Start working on the new northbound mainlane pavement from Big Elm Creek to Big Elm Rd.

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.
  • Forrest St. Bridge is closed.
milestones
  • Completed bond breaker for both northbound and southbound access roads between Forrest St. and MLK.
  • Completed building the roadway embankment along the north and south frontage roads.
  • Began pouring concrete for new southbound and northbound frontage-road lanes.
Down the Road
  • Complete the new pavement along the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin striping new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin construction of southbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Begin construction of northbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Open new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Complete installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Continue working on the Peach St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue working on the Cherry St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue working on the Cherry St. connection to the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue construction of northbound and southbound frontage-road sidewalks.
  • Continue construction on the Spring St. southbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction on the Walnut St. southbound frontage road.
  • Begin demolition of old Forrest St. bridge.

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