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.
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