TxDOT to Close I-35 Frontage Roads From Brazos River to University Parks Drive on Sept. 10

Sept. 6, 2012

WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2012) - As part of its Brazos River Bridges project, the Texas Department of Transportation will close additional Interstate 35 frontage roads from the Brazos River to University Parks Drive on Monday, Sept. 10. Some of these changes will affect traffic patterns, particularly around Baylor University's Clifton Robinson Tower.

On Monday, TxDOT will close the following:

  • The southbound frontage road from the Brazos River up to the southern Clifton Robinson Tower driveway (closest to University Parks Drive) will be closed until the new bridge is completed.
  • The northbound frontage road (in front of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum) from the I-35 entrance ramp to the Brazos River will be closed until the new bridge is completed.
  • The south turnaround under I-35 that loops from the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame to Clifton Robinson Tower will be closed permanently.

The changes to the southbound frontage road will affect access points to Robinson Tower beginning Monday:

  • The northern driveway to the tower's rear parking area (closest to the river) will be closed permanently. The southern driveway (closest to University Parks Drive) will be limited to a one-way exit. These changes will be permanent. Two-way access will remain at the driveway on University Parks Drive.
  • A new entrance/exit has been constructed on the northwest side of the tower parking garage that follows the street behind the apartment complex through the Farmers Market area to Webster Avenue.

Please observe all warning signs, traffic control devices and police officers in the project area. Traffic fines double in construction areas when workers are present, whether or not they are visible.

The Lane Construction Corp. began constructing the Brazos River frontage road bridges in July 2012 as part of TxDOT's commitment to widen I-35 to a minimum of three lanes in each direction, with uninterrupted access roads, from San Antonio to the I-35 split near Hillsboro. The Brazos River Bridges project is expected to be substantially complete with new bridges open by the fall of 2014.

For more information about I-35 expansion projects or the MY 35 planning effort, visit www.my35.org.

I35 Closure Map