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. The project is expected to be completed in early 2023.


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

During construction, be patient, alert and resilient, plan for additional travel time to campus and Know Before You Go.

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 SAFE BE SEEN when walking or biking through that area. *Do not attempt to cross the interstate on foot.*


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.

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

Jan. 13, 2023
Remaining I-35 Work Around Baylor Continues During Spring Semester
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2023) – As Baylor University begins the spring semester on Jan. 17, Interstate 35 construction crews will continue work at busy intersections around campus – particularly 4th/5th and 11th/12th streets – as they complete final construction on I-35.
Aug. 24, 2022
I-35: Overnight Partial Mainlane, Exit/Entrance Ramp Closures by Baylor
WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2022) - Overnight I-35 construction work to continue installing signage along the north and southbound I-35 mainlanes will mean some partial mainlane and exit/entrance closures on I-35 along the Baylor campus.
Jul. 11, 2022
UPDATE: THIS WEEK: TxDOT to Close SB I-35 Mainlane for Overnight Work
WACO, Texas (July 11, 2022) – UPDATE: TxDOT will not be closing the exit ramps or MLK this week nor working on the northbound lanes. Crews plan to close only one southbound lane nightly this week from Forrest Street to University Parks Drive from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, July 11-Wednesday, July 13.
Jul. 5, 2022
SIGNIFICANT I-35 DISRUPTIONS THIS WEEK: TxDOT to Close Southbound I-35 Mainlanes, Cross Streets, Entrance/Exit Ramps, Eastbound UParks Under I-35
WACO, Texas (July 5, 2022) – Significant disruptions are ahead this week on southbound I-35 as the Texas Department of Transportation plans several daily and nightly closures from US 84 to 18th Street, including all southbound I-35 mainlanes as well as cross streets and U-turns and southbound entrance and exit ramps.
Jun. 13, 2022
This Week (6/13-17/2022): Overnight Road Work by Campus
WACO, Texas (June 13, 2022) - Two construction projects will impact evening and overnight traffic by the Baylor Waco campus from June 13-17.
May 31, 2022
TxDOT to Shift NB Mainlane Traffic from 17th to Forrest Street to Newly Reconstructed Lanes
WACO, Texas (May 31, 2022) - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin shifting traffic this week on northbound I-35, while the City of Waco begins a construction project on the S. 17th Street bridge, which will be closed from Webster to Franklin avenues through next spring.
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.

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