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Rainy and freezing weather impacting roads in Central Texas

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MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

In the past week, the Texas Department of Transportation shut down the interstate for emergency repairs because of dangerous road conditions. 

Last week, pavement broke down on I-35 South near Bruceville-Eddy because of rainy and freezing conditions. 

This is an area that already has heavy traffic at the end of the week, according to Amanda Patterson who works at Lone Star Maintenance in Bruceville.

On Wednesday, northbound lanes of I-35 closed for hours because a hole formed on the bridge near University Parks Drive in Waco.

"The safety of the drivers on our highway is our paramount concern and we are going to take the time it takes to do the work right and have it last as long as possible,” Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jodi Wheatley said.

Patterson who drove through the area on Tuesday night said it was already noticeable.

"I saw it coming and I tried to avoid it and there was no going around it. It was already that big,” Patterson said.

Wheatley said the rainy and freezing conditions have impacted the roads. 

“The weather has not been kind to any of the roads in the district where we’ve had that rain, freeze, and thaw process," Wheatley said.

The roads were both incidents happened are expected to be rebuilt in the future. The portion of Bruceville-Eddy affected last week, is expected to be reconstructed by next winter.

In addition, the reconstruction of the portion of the interstate that was impacted in Waco is expected to start next spring.

“We’ll end up with a bigger, better and safer structure all through town once it's done," Wheatley said.

According to Wheatley, the weather has also impacted construction but it is unknown if it will delay the completion date of the construction project.

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