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Tuesday, March 18

I-35 Selma updates....

Earlier this week crews with Dan Williams Construction opened the southbound exit ramp to Olympia Parkway - and the entrance ramp from Retama Park - as they finished the concrete work in the area and the paving work completed.

By the way, that's a full week ahead of schedule.

Work on the southbound frontage road between FM 1518 and Forum Parkway isn't totally finished yet, though. Pavers were working in the area earlier today, and will continue through the week.

On the northbound side, the exit ramp to FM 1518 remains closed - for now. Pavers are making their way through the area and still need to work on the shoulder area of the main lanes. Overnight closures are already planned to pick up the barrier in the next week or so, which should allow the exit to reopen.

The folks running the job say the top priority for now is to get the remaining ramp work finished. Concrete crews are expected to return FM 3009 the first part of April to work on the south-to-north turnaround. The remaining work at that intersection will become the new priority when ramps are all reopened and frontage road paving is complete between FM 1518 and Loop 1604.

The rpoject is on pace to complete on time - by the end of the schoolyear.