IH 35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard Bridge

Williamson County/TxDOT | Williamson County, Texas

The project included schematic development and plans, specifications, and estimates for the realignment of Ronald Reagan Boulevard into a divided roadway with two one-way alignments and included the removal of the existing two-way bridge over IH 35, construction of two new one-way bridges over IH 35, while continuing to provide connectivity to CR 247 and CR 311.

Ronald Reagan Boulevard improvements started 2,300 feet west of IH 35 and proceeded east to IH 35 and continued east for 500-feet. Beginning at CR 247, the new Ronald Reagan Boulevard tapers to a divided roadway (two lanes in each direction); one-way east and westbound alignments with paved shoulders. In the future, Ronald Reagan Boulevard will be widened to four lanes from SH 195 to CR 247, providing a major artery from Georgetown to IH 35. The project included new safety lighting, retaining walls on IH 35 for the new bridge abutments, construction of auxiliary lanes on IH 35 under the new bridges, and drainage improvements along Ronald Reagan Boulevard, the frontage roads, and IH 35 mainlanes.

The offset distance between the east and westbound alignment of Ronald Reagan Boulevard also provided an adequate span for future freeway construction and additional widening of Ronald Reagan Boulevard. Public involvement, utility coordination, private land and business owner, City of Jarrell, emergency service providers, TxDOT, Williamson County, Federal Highway Administration, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and other stakeholder coordination was an important key to project success.

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