Northbound exit ramp on I-35 to close due to construction - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Northbound exit ramp on I-35 to close due to construction

(Source: TxDOT) (Source: TxDOT)

TxDOT said that there will be an exit ramp closure on I-35 in Temple due to construction.  

On  Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. the existing I-35 northbound exit ramp to Central Ave./Adams Ave./Downtown Temple (Exit #301) will close for reconstruction, as part of the ongoing rebuilding and expansion of I-35 through Temple.

To access Central Ave./Adams Ave./Downtown, traffic will be directed by signs to take Exit #300/Ave. H/57th.

Traffic will remain on the northbound frontage road over the BNSF tracks, to Central Ave.

The northbound frontage road from Exit #300 will be signed for continuous flow (frontage road traffic will have priority at the intersections - all stop signs at intersections along the road will require cross-traffic to yield to the frontage road traffic).

Central Ave./Adams Ave./Downtown can also be accessed by taking Exit #302/Nugent Ave., and turning right onto Nugent Ave.

This closure will allow the contractor to demolish the existing elevated northbound mainlanes, complete all lanes of the new northbound frontage road, build the new northbound mainlanes, and construct the new, upgraded Central Ave./Adams Ave./Downtown exit ramp (about 700 feet south of the current location).

TxDOT said the old ramp must be removed at this time to provide access to northbound I-35 and allow the contractor to build the new frontage road.

TxDOT and contractor engineers expect the completion of the new ramp and access road to take approximately twelve months.

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