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TxDOT shows off new I-35 plans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by Caleb Pritchard

The Texas Department of Transportation is now taking public comments on a freshly unveiled revamp of Interstate 35 from Holly Street to just south of Oltorf Street. TxDOT officials showed off the plans during a public meeting Tuesday night at Martin Middle School. The project’s top goal is to increase capacity. Highlights of the plan include expanding the right-of-way to fit in new collector-distributor lanes under Riverside Drive. That would, in effect, create an auxiliary frontage road to allow drivers to bypass the stoplight at Riverside. The plan also calls for modifying the freeway to increase sightlines, as well as the enhancement of pedestrian, bicycle and transit options. The agency will continue to operate a virtual open house through Aug. 2.

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