I-35 Construction

I-35 Construction

***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 up-to-date lane closure and construction information.
  • Visit www.My35.org/Waco to view materials online and sign up for lane closure notifications via text or email.
  • Email My35Waco@txdot.gov to subscribe for general project updates via text or email.
  • Call or text 254-313-WACO (9226) to speak with a construction team member.

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

News

Jun. 30, 2020
Crews to Set Beams for University Parks Drive Southbound I-35 Overpass in Waco
WACO, Texas (June 30, 2020) – Beginning tonight, I-35 construction crews plan to set beams for the University Parks Drive southbound overpass and close all lanes of University Parks Drive, where they cross under I-35, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, to Friday, July 3.
Jun. 22, 2020
Tonight: Crews to Set Beams for 4th/5th Street Southbound I-35 Overpass in Waco
WACO, Texas (June 22, 2020) – Construction crews will be closing all lanes of 4th and 5th Streets where they cross under I-35 beginning tonight, Monday, June 22, through Friday, June 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m., as they set beams for the southbound I-35 overpass over 4th/5th Streets.
May 19, 2020
I-35 Overnight Mainlane Closures Near Campus May 19-21
WACO, Texas (May 19, 2020) – Crews plan to close all north and southbound I-35 mainlanes near BUS 77, north of the Baylor campus, nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., beginning tonight, May 19, through Thursday, May 21. This will allow crews to continue work safely while removing the remaining sections of the southbound I-35 mainlanes and continue reconstruction work along I-35. These closures will include all east and westbound lanes of BUS 77 where they cross under I-35.
May 13, 2020
I-35 Mainlane Closures Near Campus on Thursday Night
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2020) – Construction crews plan to close all north and southbound I-35 mainlanes near Forrest Street, just north of the Baylor University campus, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, through 6 a.m. to continue work on the turnaround lane at Forrest Street. Additionally, to keep the traveling public safe and traffic flowing during this time, some side streets, where they cross I-35, will be closed.
May 7, 2020
8th Street Entrance/Exit to NB I-35 Frontage Road to Close at Noon Friday
WACO, Texas (May 7, 2020) – Interstate-35 construction crews plan to close 8th Street at the northbound frontage road at noon tomorrow (Friday) May 8, as they begin the installation of drainage features and other work in preparation for reconstructing the northbound frontage road.
May 4, 2020
University Parks Drive to Close Overnight Under I-35 Mainlanes Beginning Tonight
WACO, Texas (May 4, 2020) - Crews plan to close all lanes of University Parks Drive under the I-35 mainlanes to prepare for installing drainage lines. This closure is planned to occur nightly from 5 p.m. to noon beginning tonight, May 4, to Wednesday, May 6.
Apr. 22, 2020
I-35 Mainlanes to Close Thursday Night, Nightly Next Week
WACO, Texas (April 22, 2020) - To begin constructing a new north-to-southbound turnaround at I-35 and Forrest Street, crews plan overnight closures for all northbound I-35 mainlanes between MLK Boulevard and US 84 and all southbound I-35 mainlanes between US 84 and 4th/5th Streets, beginning tomorrow night and nightly next week. Crews also have closed 5th Street where it connects to the northbound I-35 frontage road to reconstruct the frontage road.
Apr. 18, 2020
Northbound Exit Ramp to University Parks Drive to Close
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2020) - Construction crews will begin work Sunday night, April 19, to permanently remove the existing I-35 northbound exit to University Parks Drive (Exit 335B).
Jan. 9, 2020
Crews to Remove I-35 Southbound Mainlanes Over University Parks Drive Friday through Sunday
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2020) – Crews have completed removal of the I-35 southbound mainlanes that cross over MLK Boulevard, with all east and westbound lanes that cross under I-35 at MLK Boulevard anticipated to reopen as early as after noon on Friday, Jan. 10.

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