My35 Central Texas News

September 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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Construction updates

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

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MILESTONES
  • Completed constructing the northbound mainlane pavement from the Adams and Central Ave. Interchange north to the BNSF Belco Railroad Yard overpasses.
  • Completed installation of Retaining Wall No. 1.
Down the Road
  • Continue constructing the northbound mainlanes and northbound frontage road overpasses at the BNSF Belco Railroad Yard.
  • Continue constructing northbound mainlane pavement from BNSF Belco overpass north through the remainder of the project.
  • Continue construction of the BNSF underpass.
  • Continue construction of the BNSF Lampasas Sub northbound mainlane overpass.
  • Continue construction of Retaining Wall No. 52 north of Nugent Ave.
  • Continue construction of the west side of the Adams/Central Ave. Interchange.
  • Continue installation of project power grid and roadway lighting.
  • Continue construction of various overhead sign columns and the concrete rail throughout the project.
  • Complete Retaining Wall No. 52 on the east side of the interstate at Nugent Ave.
  • Complete installation of the remaining two spans at the 57th Street turnarounds and the 57th Street underpass.
  • Begin installing overhead sign trusses at various locations throughout the project.
  • Complete the northbound frontage road between Adams/Central Ave. and Nugent Ave.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Switched traffic at the northbound mainlanes and the mainlanes north of Berger/Hart Rd. to the outside and middle lanes.
  • Completed pouring the permanent central barrier wall at the mainlanes north of Berger/Hart Rd.
  • Began shaping ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road.
  • Began installing brick pavers on various intersections.
  • Began removing portable barrier walls from the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
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 Rd. intersection, FM 1237 intersection, and West Main Street/FM 935.
  • Complete removal of portable barrier walls from the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Pour pavement on the northbound frontage road at Loop 363.
  • Begin surface preparation for final striping for the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Begin final striping for the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Begin pouring driveways at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue shaping ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing brick pavers on various intersections.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed paving the northbound frontage road between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107 and opened the section.
  • Completed the west retaining wall rail and riprap placement.
  • Completed building additional lanes and turnarounds at Big Elm Rd.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Continue constructing new drainage structures along the northbound frontage road and new northbound mainlanes between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the east retaining wall at the new FM 107 underpass.
  • Continue paving the southbound and northbound mainlanes between North Eddy and Old Blevins Rd.
  • Complete placing concrete paving on the southbound mainlane pavement between Big Elm Rd. and Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue working on rail for the new southbound mainlane bridge over Big Elm Creek.
  • Continue working on the new intersection of the northbound frontage road and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the new FM 107 bridge.
  • Complete 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 Forrest St. bridge drill shafts.
  • Completed Forrest St. bridge columns and caps.
  • Completed building of abutments for the Forrest St. bridge.
  • Completed northbound and southbound retaining walls at Forrest St. bridge.
  • Completed setting beams for Forrest St. bridge and turnarounds. 
  • Began installing Forrest St. bridge panels.
Down the Road
  • Complete installing Forrest St. bridge panels.
  • 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.
  • Continue to work on the tie-in point for the new southbound frontage road to the existing frontage road.
  • Construct the new northbound on-ramp from MLK Blvd.
  • Pour the bridge deck for Forrest St. bridge.

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