I-35 North of Rundberg has new sidewalks at-grade, no separation from the access road. Are there state guidelines detailing safe bike/ped access? Do these meet them?
The sidewalks that were recently constructed along this section of I-35 are intended to be temporary and were installed to address an immediate need. Although the sidewalks meet design criteria, TxDOT recognizes that they are less than ideal. The presence of drainage ditches, steep slopes and subsurface utilities, limited the options for placement of these sidewalks and required, in several instances, for the sidewalks to be located immediately adjacent to the frontage road lanes. To more effectively delineate the sidewalks in these areas, TxDOT will soon install pavement markings/striping between the sidewalks and the adjacent frontage road lanes.
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