If you have driven down Interstate 35 today or last weekend, you might have seen orange cones, road work signs and lots of construction workers.
This is the start of a project getting a lot of attention.
“The project that’s underway is a reconstruction of the interstate from 12th Street to N Loop 340. That project is expected to take about four years,” says Ken Roberts, Texas Department of Transportation spokesperson.
Four years sounds like a long time, but it’s a total reconstruction of this portion of I-35.
“We’re going to add an additional lane in each direction, but we’re also going to have to replace all the bridges all of the overpasses and the frontage roads are going to be widened,” Roberts says.
Roberts says TxDOT is expanding the highway and frontage roads. Roads and bridges around it will dissapear.
“35 will go over it and everything else is going to be at ground level,” Roberts says.
“There’s going to be lane restrictions. There’s going to be detours as we move forward. Traffic will periodically be detoured to the frontage road soon and be detoured to Loop 340,” Roberts adds.