The Texas Department of Transportation and Hays County commissioners celebrated the completion of the ramp-reversal project for I-35 between RM 150 and the Blanco River on Nov. 3.
The project started in April 2016 and included adding one new ramp and modifying five existing ramps between RM 150 and the Blanco River. According to Diann Hodges, TxDOT Austin public information officer, the $9 million project was completed on time and on budget.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe said in a news release that Hays County took the initiative to address the I-35 ramp configuration deficiencies from RM 150 to the Blanco River.
“In 2013 we entered into an advance funding agreement with TxDOT to cost-share these projects and related ones that converted our two-way frontage roads to one-way. Partnerships and innovation in funding and construction have improved Hays County’s road infrastructure to enhance safety, mobility and economic development opportunities, and we truly appreciate our working relationship with all involved,” Gonzales Ingalsbe said.
The Mobility35 Program is comprised of stand-alone projects that provide location-specific benefits as well as comprehensive projects that add express lanes and improve ramps, frontage roads and intersections along 79 miles of I-35. Six additional projects are currently under construction. To learn more about the I-35 from RM 150 to Blanco River project or other projects on I-35, visit www.my35.org.