My35 Central Texas News

March 2018
My 35 Main Street News
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Jodi Wheatley
I-35 Information Specialist
TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Drive
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 16

I-35 Presentation for Temple Rotary South
Country Lane Apts. Meeting Room
Noon - 1 p.m.


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Project Celebration Encourages Traffic Safety Among Texas Teens

On Feb. 27, TxDOT's Waco District hosted a poster contest for high schools in their eight-county territory. The event is part of an ongoing series of activities sponsored by the agency through the year, with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and deaths caused by impaired driving. | Read More

Latest Generation I-35 Signs Have Long History Combining Function, Technology

It's the new sign of the times. With the touch of a button, a message suddenly appears on the large, overhead and easily seen Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) that have been placed along the finished I-35 projects in the Waco District. Employees of TxDOT's Traffic Management Center in Waco can type a message on their computer screen, hit send, and the message instantaneously appears on I-35. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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milestones
  • Completed installing dynamic message boards.
Down the Road
  • Continue general cleanup throughout project.

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

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milestones
  • Completed installing dynamic message boards.
  • Completed illumination.
Down the road
  • Continue general cleanup along project.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Opened northbound frontage road between Central Ave. and Adams Ave., making it continuous through that area.
  • Completed constructing the northbound frontage road from Ira Young St. through Avenue H.
  • Began construction of the final phase of the overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub railroad crossing.
  • Began construction of the northbound mainlanes and northbound frontage road overpasses at the BNSF Belco Yard railroad.
  • Began constructing northbound mainlane pavement from the Adams Ave. and Central Ave. interchange north to BNSF Belco Yard overpasses.
  • Began constructing northbound mainlane pavement from BNSF Belco Overpass north through the remainder of project.
  • Began excavation and installation of retaining wall No. 1 in the depressed section.
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 final phase of the overpass at the BNSF Lampasas Sub railroad crossing.
  • Continue constructing the northbound mainlanes and northbound frontage road overpasses at the BNSF Belco Yard railroad.
  • Continue constructing northbound mainlane pavement from Adams and Central Ave. Interchange north to BNSF Belco Yard Overpasses.
  • Continue constructing northbound mainlane pavement from BNSF Belco Overpass north through the remainder of project.
  • Continue excavation and installation of retaining wall No. 1 in the depressed section.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Began working on culverts between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Began working on new entrance and exit ramps between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Began working on new Berger/Hart Rd. intersection.
  • Began working on pouring concrete pavement from FM 935 to the north end of project.
  • Completed demo of the old FM 935/Main St. bridge.
  • Opened the Berger/Hart Rd. crossing.
  • Closed FM 1237/Pendleton Rd. crossing for the bridge demo.
Down the Road
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Install signs for the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on the North Troy intersection.
  • Continue working on culverts between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Switch traffic at FM 935 at the northbound frontage to new pavement.
  • Begin working on the northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Install retaining wall panels south of FM 1237/Pendleton Rd.
  • Pour concrete paving for the new northbound mainlanes between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Pour concrete paving on new ramps.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed working on the bridge rails for the new UPRR bridges.
  • Completed work on the east half of the new southbound frontage road between FM 107 and N. Eddy Dr.
  • Completed the new northbound mainlanes overpass at Big Elm Rd.
  • Completed construction of the northbound mainlanes bridge at Big Elm Creek.
  • Opened the new northbound mainlane pavement from Big Elm Creek to Big Elm Rd. to traffic.
  • Opened the new southbound mainlane bridge over UPRR.
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 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 paving the southbound mainlanes between North Eddy and Old Blevins Rd.
  • Continue building the new Big Elm Rd. intersection.
  • Start paving the southbound mainlane pavement between Big Elm Rd. and Big Elm Creek.

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.
  • I-35 northbound and southbound mainlanes will be closing overnight in early April to begin demolition of old Forrest St. bridge.
milestones
  • Completed the new pavement along the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Completed installing the manholes, inlets, and lateral lines on both sides of the highway.
  • Completed working on the Peach St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Completed working on the Cherry St. connection to the southbound frontage road.
  • Completed construction on the Spring St. southbound frontage road.
  • Completed construction on the Walnut St. southbound frontage road.
Down the Road
  • Begin striping new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin construction of northbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Continue working with the construction I-35 exit to the southbound frontage road.
  • Open new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • 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.

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