My35 Central Texas News

May 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.


June 13

Emergency Responders Meeting
Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
1217 S. 57th St.
Temple, TX
11 a.m.

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Construction updates

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

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MILESTONES
  • Project completed.

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

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Down the road
  • Complete final lighting installation.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Completed installing the concrete rail along the southbound frontage road at the 57th St. underpass and turnarounds.
  • Completed constructing the retaining wall on the east side of the I-35 Nugent Ave. underpass.
  • Demolished the last existing bridge span (old Adams Ave. bridge) over the interstate.
  • Moved another section of southbound mainlane traffic onto permanent pavement.
  • Opened the temporary northbound mainlane on-ramp north of Nugent to facilitate completion of the retaining wall under construction.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the final phase of the southbound mainlane 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 the 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. Continue construction of the BNSF underpass.
  • Continue construction of the BNSF Lampasas Sub northbound mainlane overpass.
  • Continue construction of Retaining Wall 52 north of Nugent Ave.
  • Continue construction of the west side of the Adams/Central Ave. Interchange.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Began working on the east half of the northbound frontage road from FM 935 to North Troy.
  • Moved traffic between South Troy and FM 935/Main St. to the new pavement at the northbound frontage road.
  • Completed installing retaining wall panels south of FM 1237/Pendleton Rd.
Down the Road
  • Complete installing signs for the new southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue 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 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.
  • Continue pouring concrete bridge rail for the new northbound mainlanes between FM 935 and North Troy.
  • Continue pouring concrete paving on new ramps.
  • Pour the south-to-north turnaround at the North Troy intersection.
  • Pour the north-to-south turnaround at the Berger/Hart intersection.
  • Pour asphalt for the FM-1237 intersection.
  • Pour the north-to-south and south-to-north turnarounds at North Troy intersection.
  • Pour the concrete curb and gutter, prime, sealcoat and asphalt for the northbound frontage road north and south of the FM-1237 intersection.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed tying in new side streets along the southbound frontage road between UPRR and FM 107.
  • Completed working on the new retaining walls at the UPRR crossing.
  • Opened the new south-to-north turnaround north of the railroad.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • 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 building the east retaining wall.
  • Continuing working on the west retaining wall.
  • 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.
  • Continue placing concrete paving on southbound mainlane pavement between Big Elm Rd. and Big Elm Creek.
  • Begin 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.

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 demolition of old Forrest St. bridge.
  • Completed the tie-in at Cherry St (will be opened when the frontage road is opened).
  • Began construction of drilled shafts for new Forrest St. bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue to work on opening the new frontage roads.
  • Continue construction of new Forrest St. bridge (currently working on drilled shafts).
  • Continue to work on tie-in point for the new southbound frontage road to the existing frontage road.
  • Construct the new northbound on-ramp from MLK Blvd.
  • Begin constructing columns in the center median for the Forrest Ave. bridge.
  • Hang beams for the Forrest Ave. bridge.

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