TxDOT Pass-Through Financing agreement has been executed. An open house was held on April 12, 2012. To view the open house handouts, click here. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on January 31, 2013. Construction is underway and is anticipated to be completed in late Fall 2015.
Williamson County and the Texas Department of Transportation will hold a ribbon cutting for the IH 35 Northbound Frontage Road & Ramps Project on Monday, October 26, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. This project constructed a new northbound frontage road on IH 35 from Westinghouse Road to SH 29. The project included 3 bridges, the longest bridge being a 600’ bridge over the San Gabriel River. In addition, the project constructed one railroad crossing, new ramps onto and off of IH 35, and a turnaround bridge from the southbound IH 35 frontage road to the northbound IH 35 frontage road at Leander Road/RM 2243. The contractor was Hunter Industries and the project engineer was HNTB. The project was completed in two and a half years, and the cost of construction was approximately $20 million. Funding for the improvements was paid for with voter approved road bonds and a Pass-Through Financing Agreement with TxDOT, which will repay the county an anticipated $12 million based on road usage. The ceremony will take place on the new northbound frontage road south of the Inner Loop.
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