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. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on October 26, 2015. Construction is substantially complete.
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.
Lane Closure: Williamson County’s contractor Hunter Industries is scheduled to set up a nighttime closure on IH 35 Northbound main lanes between S.E. Inner Loop and SH 29. This work will take place on Wednesday, January 13, and Thursday, January 14, between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect delays.
This lane closure is necessary for Hunter’s subcontractor Flasher to install the final profile striping along the edgeline between the SH 29 exit ramp and the entrance ramp south of SH 29. No ramps will be closed.
Every precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of the traveling public and the workers during this operation. Police officers will be on hand to provide a significant presence on the project during this closure. Electronic message boards will be set to provide advance notification to the public for this lane closure.
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