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New construction begins Thursday on I-35

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:16pm

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY -- Get ready for more construction because another leg of the billion dollar Interstate 35 project has begun.

Today was the official ground breaking for the 9-mile stretch between Bruceville-Eddy and north Troy.

TxDot estimates this project will cost 120.7 million dollars and will be completed by 2016.

Smaller towns along the I-35 corridor are hoping it will bring them a little more business.

"We hope that maybe it will bring in new businesses and everything here for Bruceville-Eddy," Bruceville-Eddy Mayor Rick Eaton said.

The construction will include replacing cross-over bridges, a new overpass, adding two additional lanes on I-35 from 4 lanes to 6 and  new one-way access roads.

The next I-35 project is scheduled to start next month to construct frontage road bridges over the Brazos River in Waco.  

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