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Road Construction Series: LBJ Freeway Part 3. Approaching I-35

Who knew road construction could be exciting?    This is Part 3 of a multi-part series I hope you enjoy and maybe it will inspire you to look at the world around you with a new perspective.  If you missed Part 1 click here.  If you missed Part 2 click here.

First a note of thanks to the following individuals who had a hand in making this series possible:

1.  Tore Bellis:  My photography buddy on this expedition – he also drove and made sure I didn’t stray or trespass…
2.  Sam Solomon:  My friend who encouraged me to document the history of the LBJ Freeway.
3.  Fernando De Los Santos:  My friend who also encouraged me to document the history of LBJ Freeway.  He also suggested a photography buddy would be a good idea for safety.  Plus he’s given me great website links and books to learn more about photography – and I’m excited to report the material is sinking in!

Continuing westbound along LBJ Freeway led us to a hotel whose earlier life might have been a luxury hotel or at least a popular franchise.  Now, we’ll just say it’s a private name hotel that has excellent views of the LBJ and 35E construction.

Here’s a look.

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A Terex brand boom lift.

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Random piece of bread the ants haven’t found between the hotel and the access road.  Why take a photo of breadcrumbs?  I thought it added interest to a blog on road construction.

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Time to explore road construction on Interstate 35!

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One of my favorite shots. This is on the access road on I-35.

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Taken from another angle.

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More favorite shots.

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Another view of new construction of Interstate 35.

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A feat of construction and planning!  Can you imagine driving on this?  I can’t wait!

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Semi-truck in transit.

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I don’t know what this is—I’m guessing old pieces of Interstate 35.  I really liked the rust.  It was at this point Tore reminded me we were running out of daylight.

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Stay tuned for the next blog post.  We’ll continue our journey southbound Interstate 35 

Interesting link on the road construction plus videos and more:  LBJ Express Project

Camera used: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II), Canon G11 (for the rusty nails)
Date:  October 2013

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