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.

Mar. 14, 2022
Overnight Closure This Week of North Exit 334B by Campus
WACO, Texas (March 14, 2022) - Overnight this week, TxDOT crews plan to close the northbound I-35 exit ramp (Exit 334B), which provides access to 8th-4th/5th Streets-Downtown-University Parks Drive-MLK Blvd by the Baylor Waco campus, to continue paving the northbound I-35 mainlanes.
Mar. 7, 2022
March 8-10: Overnight Closures of UParks/5th Street Under I-35
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2022) - Beginning Tuesday, March 8, TxDOT will close two I-35 intersections at University Parks Drive and 5th Street overnight this week by the Baylor campus.
Feb. 21, 2022
TxDOT to Begin Implementing Final I-35 Traffic Shifts Feb. 28-March 4
WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2022) – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has rescheduled the northbound I-35 mainlane traffic shift from US 84/Waco Drive to N Loop 340 due to expected weather events this week. These are among the final traffic shifts for the I-35 project through Waco, which is anticipated being completed by early 2023.
Jan. 27, 2022
I-35 Update: TONIGHT - Overnight Closure of Northbound I-35 Mainline North of Campus
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2022) - Beginning tonight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., TxDOT plans to close a section of the northbound I-35 mainlanes north of the Baylor campus from US 84/Waco Drive to N. Loop 340 to continue work reconstructing the northbound mainlanes.
Dec. 14, 2021
TONIGHT: TxDOT Plans Intersection and Exit Ramp Closures
WACO, Texas (Dec. 14, 2021) – TxDOT plans to close intersections and an exit ramp close to campus overnight this week as crews work to reconstruct the I-35 northbound mainlanes and overpasses.
Dec. 7, 2021
Thursday 12/9: TxDOT to Close 4th Street under I-35 to Continue Roadway Realignment Work
WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2021) - Beginning at 7 a.m. this Thursday, Dec. 9, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to close 4th Street where it crosses under I-35 until early 2022.
Oct. 31, 2021
MONDAY 11/1: TxDOT to Close Dutton Avenue by Campus to Continue Work to Realign 4th and 5th Streets
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2021) - Beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, I-35 construction crews plan to close Dutton Avenue from 4th Street to ML Cooper by the Dutton Parking Garage. This closure will allow TxDOT to continue work to realign 4th and 5th Streets to traditional T-intersections east of the interstate by campus.
Oct. 27, 2021
10/27-28: TxDOT to Close Two Northbound Ramps Overnight for Mainlane Reconstruction
WACO, Texas (Oct. 27, 2021) - TxDOT plans overnight closures of a northbound mainlane and northbound entrance/exit ramp Oct. 27-28 to allow crews to slightly shift the temporary ramps for continued mainlane reconstruction.

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