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Thursday, April 24

Sidewalks on deck for I-35 Selma job

Next week crews will close one of the two northbound exit lanes to FM 3009 to build the curbs and sidewalks along the northbound frontage road between Schertz Parkway and FM 3009. This work, and it's associated closure, will last about a week.
The final asphalt surface has been placed along the northbound lanes here, approaching Schertz Parkway, but final pavement markings are yet to come. That will likely be the very last thing to finish on the project. 
Project supervisors are waiting in a redesign for small segments of the center median barrier where new overhead highway sign bridges are to be mounted. Once the redesign is in place we'll see overnight closures flare up en masse again while crews build the walls and sign support structures. That work is planned to be done overnight and supervisors expect to begin work on that task the first part of May.
This section of the main lanes, between Cibolo Creek and Loop 1604, has yet to be repaved. That will happen after the center median barrier is completed.
Beyond that, paving work is the most visible remaining work on the project. The FM 3009 overpass, the FM 3009 south-to-north turnaround, the main lanes (north and south) between Cibolo Creek bridge to Judson Road, the Olympia Parkway overpass and approaches and the  turnaround at FM 1518. Most - almost all of it, really - will be done during nighttime hours to avoid more significant impacts to traffic. However, with temperatures struggling to stay above 60 degrees overnight, supervisors are looking for out-of-the box ways to progress work.
Work on the south-to-north turnaround at FM 3009 continues; Dan Williams Company expects to have this turnaround opened by the start of June.
With the work remaining on the south-to-north turnaround at FM 3009, current projections have the turnaround opening the first part of June. Overall project completion is still on target for the start of July - in time for the heavy summer traffic.
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