Texas Department of Transportation Public Hearing
Interstate 35 in Salado From FM 2843 to FM 2484
The Texas Department of Trasportation (TxDOT) held the final public hearing for IH-35 widening in Salado Texas from FM 2843 to FM 2484. The meeting was held Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 6:30PM at the Salado Intermediate School in Salado. The purpose of this project is to increase mobility and improve safety by widening this section of IH-35 from four lanes to six lanes and to convert the existing two-way frontage roads to one-way.
The existing right-of-way corridor is approcimately 250 feet wide. The proposed right-of-way corridor will vary in width along the project. Approximately 29 acres of new right-of-way would be required. Right-of-way acquisition will result in approximately seven residential and sixteen commercial relocations. The latest total estimated cost of construction for this project is approximately $90,000,000. The alignment presented on the maps at the meeting were a combination of input from citizens, public officials, and property owners from the original designs presented at public meetings in July 2000, March 2001, May 2007, and April 2009. Right-of-way acquisition is expected to start in the summer of 2010, and construction start date planned for the Fall of 2011.