My35 Central Texas News

March 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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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 17

I-35 Waco Public Open House

4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Knox Hall, Texas Ranger Museum


April 18

I-35 Waco Steering Committee Meeting

3:45 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
South Waco Community Center
2815 Speight Ave
Waco, Texas


Week of April 29

I-35 Waco Construction: Expected Start Date


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Construction updates

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

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milestones
  • Completed the northbound frontage road between Adams/Central Ave. and Nugent Ave.
  • Completed northbound frontage road and new Adams/Central off-ramp north of Lampasas Sub Overpass.
  • Switched the northbound mainlane traffic from the Belco Bridge area to tie into the adjacent project north of Loop 363.
  • Switched northbound mainlane traffic onto the final pavement from the south end of the project to the Belco Bridge area.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction of the BNSF underpass.
  • 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.
  • Continue construction of the northbound frontage road north of Nugent and the turnaround south of Belco.
  • Continue construction of Avenue H overpass.
  • Switch the northbound mainlane traffic from the Belco Bridge area to tie into the adjacent project north of Loop 363.
  • Switch the northbound mainlane traffic onto the final pavement from the south end of the project to the Belco Bridge area.

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

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MILESTONES
  • Began final striping on the northbound and southbound frontage roads and intersections.
  • Began applying anti-graffiti treatment on bridges and retaining walls.
  • Began permanent seeding.
Down the Road
  • 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 final striping on the northbound and southbound frontage roads and intersections.
  • Continue installing mailboxes at the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing the metal-beam guard fence at various locations on the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue applying anti-graffiti on bridges and retaining walls.
  • Continue permanent seeding.
  • Begin putting in block sodding.
  • Continue setting the control cabinets at various locations through the project.
  • Working on punch list (final list of wrap-up tasks).

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

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mILESTONES
  • Completed constructing new drainage structures along the northbound frontage road.
  • Completed new northbound mainlanes between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
Down the Road
  • Continue construction on the new southbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Continue construction on the new northbound frontage road at FM 107.
  • Complete constructing new drainage structures along the northbound frontage road.
  • Complete new northbound main lanes between Old Blevins Rd. and FM 107.
  • Complete working on the east retaining wall at the new FM 107 underpass.
  • Complete placement of final asphalt layer on the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Complete work on the new FM 107 bridge.
  • Continue work on the new intersection of the northbound frontage road and FM 107.
  • Continue surface preparation and the final striping for the northbound and southbound main lanes.
  • Continue pouring driveways at various locations on the northbound and southbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing concrete riprap and stone riprap for culverts at various locations on the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue setting control cabinets at various locations through the project.
  • Continue installing mailbox posts at the northbound frontage road.
  • Continue installing the metal-beam guard fence at various locations on the northbound and southbound frontage road.
  • Complete installing the over-structure bridge sign at the southbound frontage road.
  • Continue the final striping for the northbound and southbound frontage roads.
  • Continue shaping ditches on the east side of the northbound frontage road and in the southbound frontage road.
  • Complete installation of the new dynamic message sign.
  • Continue re-surfacing FM 107/3rd St.
  • Continue construction of the new sidewalks in Bruceville-Eddy.
  • Continue placing topsoil and final seeding between the main lanes and frontage roads between FM107 and UPRR bridge.
  • Continue installing permanent signs all over the project.
  • Removing portable concrete traffic barrier from southbound mainlanes between Exit 314 (Old Blevins Rd.) and Exit 315 (FM 107).
  • Begin the punch list for final tasks, minor repairs and clean-up.

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.
milestones
  • Completed raised islands at Forrest Ave. intersection. 
  • Began installing the brick pavers inside the islands. 
  • Completed the northbound entrance ramp on the north side of MLK Blvd.
  • Completed all pavement markings throughout the project.
  • Completed the southbound frontage road tie-in to existing pavement on the south end of the project.
Down the Road
  • Continue installing brick pavers at Forrest Avenue intersection.
  • Remove detour between southbound frontage road and southbound mainlanes near Taylor Street.
  • Complete drainage at Spring Street on the east side of job.
  • Install driveway on southbound frontage road near Forrest.
  • Install Large Exit Signs for southbound frontage road Exit 335 C.
  • Complete grass establishment on right of way.
  • Complete general clean-up / punch list.

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

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milestones
  • Expected start date: week of April 29, 2019.
Down the Road
  • Open house scheduled for April 17, 2019 at Knox Hall, Texas Ranger Museum, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Steering committee meeting to be held April 18. 2019, 3:45-5:00 p.m.
  • Schedule a preconstruction meeting for the contractor and TxDOT staff.

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