I-35 Construction

In May 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a major four-year reconstruction project on a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 35 from North Loop 340 to 12th Street, which will have a significant impact on the City of Waco and Baylor University for the duration of the project.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT I-35 CONSTRUCTION***

**Check out the links below to Helpful Information Tools as well as the latest construction news from TxDOT.**

In May 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a major four-year reconstruction project on a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 35 from North Loop 340 to 12th Street, which will have a significant impact on the City of Waco and Baylor University for the duration of the project.

During the ongoing construction, be patient, alert and resilient, plan for additional travel time to campus and “Know Before You Go” by checking real-time traffic conditions at www.waco4bmap.org.

If you are walking or biking to and from Baylor and the downtown side of I-35, use the crosswalks under 4th/5th Streets or University Parks Drive. Please be aware that this access is in an active construction zone, so be alert and mindful of drivers when walking or biking through that area. *Do not attempt to cross the interstate on foot.*

HELPFUL INFORMATION TOOLS

Check real-time traffic conditions ahead of time at www.waco4bmap.org – part of the BE SAFE BE SEEN initiative – to help you plan and safely navigate routes through the construction zone, whether by car, bike or on foot.

Follow @TxDOTWacoPIO on Twitter for the most current updates on construction activities and lane closures. Get real-time traffic information on travel through the Waco area at www.waco4bmap.org. To learn more about the I-35 Waco project, visit www.my35.org/Waco.

Please slow down, stay alert and follow all signage through the work zones.

Nov. 16, 2020
Upcoming 4th Street Closure for I-35 Construction
WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of 4th Street where they cross under the I-35 mainlanes beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, for utility work. This section of roadway is expected to be closed for the duration of this work and is anticipated to re-open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Oct. 19, 2020
Update: Crews to Close Northbound Exit for 4th/5th Streets Overnight Oct. 19-21 for I-35 Construction
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound exit for 4th/5th Streets (Exit 335A) for three overnights, beginning tonight, Monday, Oct. 19, to Wednesday, Oct. 21, for paving work. The overnight closures will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Oct. 14, 2020
Crews to Close Northbound Exit for 4th/5th Streets Overnight for I-35 Construction
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound exit for 4th/5th Streets (Exit 335A) tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 14, and tomorrow night, Thursday, Oct. 15, for paving work.
Oct. 6, 2020
I-35 Update: Crews to Close University Parks Drive Tonight for My35 Construction
WACO, Texas (October 6, 2020) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of University Parks Drive, where they cross under the I-35 mainlanes, tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 6, to continue work on the southbound I-35 overpass. Westbound drivers on University Parks Drive will be directed to the northbound frontage road where they can cross under I-35 at MLK Boulevard or continue north to enter the northbound mainlanes. Eastbound drivers will be directed to the southbound frontage road where they can turn around at 4th/5th Streets to reconnect with University Parks Drive.
Oct. 4, 2020
I-35 Update: 4th Street to Close at the Southbound I-35 Frontage Road
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2020) – The I-35 Waco construction team plans to close 4th Street at the I-35 southbound frontage road beginning as early as 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, for waterline work and to prepare for reconstructing the roadway. This section of the roadway is expected to be closed for the duration of this work and is anticipated to reopen in early 2021.
Sep. 18, 2020
I-35 Update: Crews Plan Nightly Lane Closures to Perform Drainage Work at University Parks Drive
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2020) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all east and westbound lanes of University Parks Drive, just east of the I-35 northbound frontage road, for drainage work, which is anticipated to occur nightly from Monday, Sept. 21, to Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Sep. 11, 2020
8th Street at NB I-35 Frontage Road Will Close Sept. 14-28 for Paving
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2020) - Upcoming I-35 construction will impact the Baylor campus at 8th Street for the next two weeks. The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close 8th Street at the northbound frontage road Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 a.m. to prepare for paving. This section of roadway is expected to be closed for the duration of this work and is anticipated to re-open on Monday morning, Sept. 28. Local access will be maintained via Dutton Avenue.
Aug. 24, 2020
Crews to Continue Work on the I-35 Southbound Overpass at University Parks Drive and MLK Boulevard, Lane Closures Planned
WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2020) - With information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), we will continue to keep faculty, staff and students updated on specific I-35 construction that will impact areas around the Baylor campus. Remember to be patient and stay alert as you drive or walk near the construction zones!

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