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Oct
19
2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound exit for 4th/5th Streets (Exit 335A) for three overnights, beginning tonight, Monday, Oct. 19, to Wednesday, Oct. 21, for paving work. The overnight closures will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Oct
14
2020
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close the northbound exit for 4th/5th Streets (Exit 335A) tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 14, and tomorrow night, Thursday, Oct. 15, for paving work.
Oct
6
2020
WACO, Texas (October 6, 2020) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of University Parks Drive, where they cross under the I-35 mainlanes, tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 6, to continue work on the southbound I-35 overpass. Westbound drivers on University Parks Drive will be directed to the northbound frontage road where they can cross under I-35 at MLK Boulevard or continue north to enter the northbound mainlanes. Eastbound drivers will be directed to the southbound frontage road where they can turn around at 4th/5th Streets to reconnect with University Parks Drive.
Oct
4
2020
I-35 Update: 4th Street to Close at the Southbound I-35 Frontage Road
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2020) – The I-35 Waco construction team plans to close 4th Street at the I-35 southbound frontage road beginning as early as 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, for waterline work and to prepare for reconstructing the roadway. This section of the roadway is expected to be closed for the duration of this work and is anticipated to reopen in early 2021.
Sep
18
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 18, 2020) - The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all east and westbound lanes of University Parks Drive, just east of the I-35 northbound frontage road, for drainage work, which is anticipated to occur nightly from Monday, Sept. 21, to Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Sep
11
2020
WACO, Texas (Sept. 11, 2020) - Upcoming I-35 construction will impact the Baylor campus at 8th Street for the next two weeks. The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close 8th Street at the northbound frontage road Monday, Sept. 14, at 7 a.m. to prepare for paving. This section of roadway is expected to be closed for the duration of this work and is anticipated to re-open on Monday morning, Sept. 28. Local access will be maintained via Dutton Avenue.
Aug
24
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2020) - With information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), we will continue to keep faculty, staff and students updated on specific I-35 construction that will impact areas around the Baylor campus. Remember to be patient and stay alert as you drive or walk near the construction zones!
Aug
18
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2020) - Beginning tonight, the Texas Department of Transportation plans to begin paving work on the southbound frontage road from 10th Street to the 11/12th Street areas, across I-35 from the Baylor campus.
Aug
13
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 13, 2020) - Beginning tonight (Thursday, Aug. 13), the Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of 4th Street where they cross under I-35 to pave the southbound overpass. In addition, crews plan to close all lanes of the northbound frontage road from 17th Street to the entrance ramp just north of 17th Street nightly for paving work beginning tonight through Sunday, Aug. 16.
Aug
5
2020
WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2020) – The Texas Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of University Parks Drive where they cross under I-35 nightly starting tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 5) to Friday, Aug. 14, to continue reconstructing the southbound I-35 overpass. Drivers on University Parks Drive planning to cross under I-35 will need to use either 4th/5th Streets or MLK Jr. Blvd.
Jul
23
2020
WACO, Texas (July 23, 2020) – Construction crews on the I-35 Waco project plan to close the northbound I-35 exit ramp (Exit 334B) for 8th Street-4th/5th Streets-Downtown-University Parks Drive from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. tonight (Thursday, July 23). Northbound drivers planning to use this exit will be directed to exit at MLK Jr. Blvd. (Exit 335C) and turn around.
Jun
30
2020
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
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
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.
Jan
3
2020
Major Changes Coming to I-35 Before Spring Semester Begins
WACO, Texas (Jan. 3, 2020) – As faculty, staff and students return to the Baylor University campus for the spring semester, they will see more big changes to Interstate 35, beginning Jan. 7 with a major shift of all I-35 traffic to the northbound mainlanes and the closure of some southbound exit ramps.
Dec
13
2019
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2019) – Crews will be lifting and placing beams under the Forrest Street bridge in preparation for constructing the turnaround lanes. To perform this work safely, a full closure of the northbound I-35 mainlanes at Forrest Street, as well as intermittent closures to the southbound I-35 mainlanes, will take place overnight on Monday, Dec. 16.
Dec
6
2019
Upcoming Closures to University Parks Drive, 5th Street and I-35 Frontage Roads
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2019) – Below are upcoming I-35 construction activities beginning Sunday, Dec. 8, that will impact University Parks Drive, 5th Street and I-35 frontage roads. Please see the TxDOT map, plan ahead by using www.waco4bmap.org and use alternate routes during this time.
Nov
20
2019
Overnight Full Closure of Southbound Frontage Road from University Parks to 4th Street
WACO, Texas (Nov. 20, 2019) - Beginning tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 20) at 7 p.m., I-35 construction crews will begin paving work on the southbound frontage road between University Parks Drive and Fourth Street. This work is expected to take to two nights and will require a full closure of the frontage road in this area overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Dependent on weather and field conditions, there is a possibility that this work will need to occur Saturday night as well.
Sep
23
2019
WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2019) – Construction crews will close a small portion of University Parks Drive near the southbound I-35 frontage road beginning as early as 7 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 23) through 6 a.m., possibly over the next two nights. The closure will impact Robinson Tower during the overnight hours, but the tower parking lot entrance/exit will still be accessible.
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