Design has been completed by Binkley & Barfield. Utility relocations have been completed. Construction has been funded by TxDOT, the contractor is Dan Williams Company. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Williamson County and the City of Jarrell held a groundbreaking on Monday, June 17, 2019. Construction is anticipated to be completed in fall 2021.
TxDOT will close the Ronald Reagan Boulevard bridge at I-35 in Jarrell for crews to prepare for the demolition and reconstruction of the existing bridge. Beginning Monday, May 3 at 8 a.m., the Ronald Reagan Boulevard bridge will close to traffic, weather permitting. Drivers wishing to access westbound Ronald Reagan from northbound I-35 will exit Bud Stockton Loop (#274), and U-turn at the intersection to the southbound frontage road. Southbound I-35 traffic heading to eastbound CR 311 will use exit #270 and U-turn at the CR 143 intersection to proceed northbound on the frontage road. (See attached map.)
TxDOT is replacing the existing Ronald Reagan Boulevard bridge with new eastbound and westbound bridges. In June, crews will open the newly constructed eastbound bridge to allow two-way traffic over I-35 during construction of the westbound bridge. Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the upcoming closures. TxDOT asks the traveling public to be patient and remain aware when traveling through the work zone. To learn more about the I-35 at Ronald Reagan Boulevard project, visit My35Construction.org.