My35 Central Texas News

January 2019
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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TXDOT'S PHOTOGRAMMETRISTS: MAPPING OUT A LITTLE KNOWN CAREER

Of all the unique and essential jobs and professions at TxDOT, the least known and perhaps hardest to pronounce is probably this one: photogrammetrist (fō-tə-ˈgra-mə-trist). TxDOT has 13 photogrammetrists, all working out of its Design Division at the Riverside complex in Austin. All have become accustomed to answering lots of questions about their occupation. Answering them is like a job, all by itself. | Read More

Christmas Wishes Come True for Central Texas Drivers

A major milestone in the rebuilding and expansion of I-35 through the Waco District was achieved December 22, 2018. The highway opened to three new lanes in each direction through Troy and Bruceville-Eddy, bringing us to 60 miles of new six-lane roadway just in time for holiday travel. | Read More

Construction updates

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

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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 the west side of the Adams/Central Ave. interchange.
  • Continue installation of the project power grid and roadway lighting.
  • Continue construction of various overhead sign columns and the concrete rail throughout the project.
  • Continue installing overhead sign trusses at various locations throughout the project.
  • Complete the northbound frontage road between Adams/Central Ave. and Nugent Ave.
  • Complete northbound frontage road and new Adams/Central off-ramp north of Lampasas Sub Overpass.
  • Switch northbound mainlane traffic from the Belco Bridge area to tie into the adjacent project north of Loop 363.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Installed the over-structure bridge sign at the southbound frontage road.
  • Opened the mainlanes to three lanes in each direction through the project.
Down the Road
  • Continue laying the final asphalt layer at the frontage roads.
  • 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 St./FM 935.
  • Continue surface preparation for final striping for the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue final striping for the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue pouring driveways at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue shaping ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing mailboxes at the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing the metal-beam guard fence at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing concrete riprap and stone riprap for culverts at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue setting the control cabinets at various locations through the project.

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed pouring the bridge deck for FM 107 bridge.
  • Opened the new mainlanes to three lanes in each direction from Big Elm Creek to the north end of the project.
  • Opened FM 107/SH 7 bridge to one lane in each direction (still completing final bridge rail construction and striping).
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Complete constructing new drainage structures along the northbound frontage road.
  • Complete new northbound mainlanes between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
  • Continue working on the east retaining wall at the new FM 107 underpass.
  • Continue working on the new intersection of the northbound frontage road and FM 107.
  • Complete bridge rail on new FM 107 bridge.
  • Continue working on the new FM 107 bridge.
  • Continue surface preparation and the final striping for the northbound and southbound mainlanes.
  • Continue pouring driveways at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing concrete riprap and stone riprap for culverts at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue setting control cabinets at various locations through the project.
  • Begin installing mailboxes at the northbound frontage road.
  • Begin installing the metal-beam guard fence at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Begin installing over-structure bridge sign at the southbound frontage road.
  • Begin the final striping for the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Begin shaping ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road.

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 the approach slabs at Forrest Bridge.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction of the new northbound on-ramp.
  • Continue construction of the new southbound exit ramp.
  • Continue construction of the northbound and southbound frontage-road bridge rails.
  • Continue to work on the tie-in point for the new southbound frontage road to the existing frontage road.
  • Continue to work on opening the new southbound frontage road.
  • Continue construction of the southbound U-turn bridge.
  • Complete setting beams for north-to-south U-turn bridge.

SECTION 4B: WACO 12TH STREET TO N. LOOP 360

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Down the Road
  • Plan the second public meeting with the available schedule and plan for construction.
  • Plan the groundbreaking ceremony.

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