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 @TxDOTWaco 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.

Oct. 5, 2021
TxDOT to Close University Parks Drive Overnight Oct. 5-15 for I-35 Overpass Construction
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2021) - Beginning tonight, TxDOT plans to close all east and westbound lanes of University Parks Drive under I-35 nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to continue reconstructing the northbound overpass. The overnight closures will occur nightly from Tuesday, Oct. 5, through Friday, Oct. 15.
Sep. 19, 2021
Traffic Alert: Dutton Avenue, University Parks Drive
WACO, Texas (Sept. 19, 2021) - Two construction projects will impact traffic near campus on Dutton Avenue and University Parks Drive, beginning Monday, Sept. 20.
Sep. 9, 2021
TONIGHT: TxDOT to Begin Traffic Switch on University Parks Drive
WACO, Texas (Sept. 9, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to close all lanes of University Parks Drive where they cross under I-35 tonight (Thursday, Sept. 9) from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday, Sept. 10, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to shift traffic onto the newly reconstructed lanes on the south side of University Parks Drive and begin reconstructing the pavement on the north side of the roadway.
Jul. 28, 2021
TxDOT to Close Southbound I-35 Frontage Road, 4th Street under I-35
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close a section of the southbound I-35 frontage road tonight (Wednesday, July 28) and 4th Street over the weekend for I-35 Waco construction project.
Jul. 26, 2021
Tonight: Overnight Mainlane Closures, Temporary Entrance and Exit Ramp Changes
WACO, Texas (July 26, 2021) - TxDOT is working to reconstruct and remove the overpass at the Union Pacific Railroad north of McLane Stadium. Crews plan to close the northbound I-35 entrance ramp north of MLK Boulevard, beginning Friday, July 30, at 6 a.m. for up to one year.
Jul. 9, 2021
I-35 Update: TxDOT to Close 5th Street, Northbound Frontage Road by Campus Next Week
WACO, Texas (July 9, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to perform paving work in several areas along I-35 by the Baylor University campus in Waco next week, beginning Sunday, July 11.
Jun. 3, 2021
TONIGHT: TxDOT to Close Northbound I-35 Frontage Road from 5th Street to University Parks Drive
WACO, Texas (June 3, 2021) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to close the northbound I-35 frontage road alongside campus tonight (Thursday, June 3) from 5th Street to University Parks Drive from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to work on traffic signals. During this time, signals will operate under a flashing red condition.
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.

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