My35 Central Texas News

April 2018
My 35 Main Street News
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I-35 Information Specialist
TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Drive
Waco, TX 76704
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For History's Sake, TxDOT Provides Chisolm Trail Markers in Waco Ceremony

The Chisolm Trail, which ran through the Waco District roughly following present day I-35, has an intriguing history. But the story behind dedicating and marking the famous trail by one very determined cattleman in the 1930s—and now with replacing those original markers after most of them mysteriously disappeared—is equally fascinating. | Read More

Temple's Roots Discovered at City's Railroad Museum

Located just a mile from the hustle and bustle of I-35, the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum highlights a quieter time with a method of travel virtually unknown to a generation of kids. "I've never been on a train before!" is often heard from excited children who come here to take part in the popular train-ride events put on by the museum, like the Wizarding Express. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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Down the Road
  • Completion of project.

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

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Down the road
  • Completion of project.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Opened Central Ave across I-35 from southbound access road to northbound access road.
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.
  • Demolish the last existing bridge span (old Adams Ave. bridge) over the interstate (planned for April 21).
  • Move southbound mainlane traffic onto permanent pavement.
  • Open the temporary northbound mainlane on-ramp north of Nugent to facilitate completion of the retaining wall under construction.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Poured concrete paving for the new northbound mainlanes between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Began pouring concrete for the bridge rail at FM 935 and North Troy crossings.
  • Began pouring concrete paving on the new northbound on-ramps north of N. Loop 363, the new South Troy crossing (Love's Blvd.), and the FM 935/Main St. crossing.
  • Began pouring concrete for the new northbound off-ramps south of FM 1237/Pendleton Rd. and south of Big Elm Rd.
  • Began pouring concrete paving on new ramps.
  • Opened the west half of the northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Began working on east half of northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Switched traffic from FM 935 north on the northbound frontage to new pavement.
  • Begin paving the new Berger/Hart intersection
  • Began installing signs for the new southbound mainlanes.
Down the Road
  • Begin working on the east half of the northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Continue working on the northbound frontage road between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Continue installing signs for the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue working on the North Troy intersection, Berger/Hart intersection, FM 1237 intersection and West Main Street/Fm 935).
  • Continue working on the culverts between Berger/Hart Rd. and FM 1237.
  • Traffic between S. Troy and 935 will be switched next week at the northbound frontage to new pavement.
  • Continue working on the east half of the northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Complete installing retaining wall panels south of FM 1237/Pendleton Rd.
  • Continue pouring concrete bridge rail for the new northbound mainlanes between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Continue pouring concrete paving on new ramps.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Began paving the southbound mainlanes between North Eddy and Old Blevins Rd.
  • Began paving the southbound mainlane pavement between Big Elm Rd. and Big Elm Creek.
  • Began working on new intersection of the northbound frontage road and FM 107.
  • Began constructing new northbound mainlane pavement from railroad to north end of project.
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.
  • Continue paving the southbound mainlanes between North Eddy and Old Blevins Rd.
  • Continue building the new Big Elm Rd. intersection.
  • Continue paving the southbound mainlane pavement between Big Elm Rd. and Big Elm Creek.
  • Began building the new southbound mainlane bridge over Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue working on the new intersection of the northbound frontage road and FM 107.
  • Continue constructing new northbound pavement from the railroad to the north end of project.
  • Open the turnaround north of the railroad (south to north).

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 striping the new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Began construction of the northbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Completed constructing the off-ramp to the southbound frontage road.
  • Completed constructing the Cherry St. connection to the northbound frontage road.
  • Completed construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road sidewalks.
  • Demolished the old Forrest St. bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue construction of northbound frontage road entrance to I-35.
  • Open the new I-35 exit to the southbound frontage road.
  • Open the new northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Open the new Cherry St. connection to the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.

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