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.

Apr. 19, 2021
Beginning Tonight: I-35 Mainlane and Exit Ramp Closures
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2021) - Beginning tonight, TxDOT plans to close various alternating mainlanes of I-35 and exit ramps by the Baylor campus this week for striping and drainage work.
Apr. 9, 2021
Significant Travel Delays Expected This Weekend as TxDOT Opens Newly Reconstructed Mainlanes
WACO, Texas (April 9, 2021) - TxDOT plans to shift all I-35 northbound mainlane traffic to the newly reconstructed lanes from BUS 77 north of McLane Stadium to N Loop 340 with work expected to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, and be complete by 10 a.m. Monday, April 12.
Mar. 28, 2021
Monday Morning: TxDOT to Remove Northbound I-35 Overpass at 4th/5th Streets
WACO, Texas (March 28, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to close 4th and 5th Streets and the pedestrian paths under I-35 as early as 9 a.m. Monday, March 29, to remove the northbound I-35 overpass at 4th and 5th.
Mar. 21, 2021
Beginning Monday: TxDOT to Remove I-35 Northbound Overpasses at the Brazos River and MLK Boulevard
WACO, Texas (March 21, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to begin removing the I-35 northbound overpasses at MLK Boulevard and the Brazos River beginning Monday morning as they continue to reconstruct I-35 through Waco.
Mar. 16, 2021
TxDOT Reschedules I-35 Northbound Mainlane Traffic Shift to Wednesday, March 17
WACO, Texas (March 16, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to shift I-35 northbound mainlanes south of BUS 77 to the newly reconstructed lanes from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17. The traffic shift was originally scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, March 16.
Mar. 15, 2021
Shift of I-35 Northbound Mainlanes South of Campus Tuesday, March 16
WACO, Texas (March 15, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to shift I-35 northbound mainlanes south of BUS 77 to the newly reconstructed lanes by the Baylor campus from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16.
Mar. 5, 2021
RESCHEDULED: TxDOT Reschedules Southbound Mainlane Traffic Shift to Tuesday Night, March 9
WACO, Texas (March 5, 2021) - The I-35 southbound mainlane traffic shift originally scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 9.
Mar. 4, 2021
I-35 Southbound Mainlane Traffic Begins Overnight on Saturday, March 6
WACO, Texas (March 4, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to shift I-35 southbound mainlane traffic to the newly completed mainlanes overnight on Saturday, March 6. This traffic shift will mark the halfway point in the four-year project to widen the interstate and improve safety and access along the I-35 corridor in Waco.

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