I-35 Update: TxDOT to Close 5th Street, Northbound Frontage Road by Campus Next Week

July 9, 2021

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. Please note the following closure dates and times:

Sunday night through Wednesday: 5th Street Crossing Under I-35

TxDOT will close eastbound 5th Street where it crosses under I-35 at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 11, and plan to reopen the roadway Wednesday afternoon, July 14. During this closure, drivers will be directed to the southbound I-35 frontage road where they can turn around at 18th Street.

Monday overnight: Northbound Exit for 5th/4th Street/University Parks Drive (335A) and Northbound Frontage Road from 8th Street to 4th Street

Crews also plan to close the northbound I-35 exit for 5th/4th Streets/University Parks Drive (Exit 335A) and the northbound I-35 frontage road from 17th Street to 4th Street on Monday, July 12, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Through traffic will be directed to the northbound I-35 entrance ramp north of 17th Street, and local traffic will be able to access side streets and businesses connecting to the northbound I-35 frontage road from 17th Street to 8th Street.

Tuesday overnight: Northbound I-35 Frontage Road from 4th Street to University Parks Drive

After that work is complete, crews will close the northbound I-35 frontage road from 4th Street to University Parks Drive on Tuesday, July 13, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for paving work. Drivers will be directed to Dutton Avenue and eastbound University Parks Drive.

Schedules are dependent on weather, field conditions and work progress. Plan ahead and visit waco4bmap.org for real-time traffic and pedestrian crossing information on I-35 through Waco. Follow on Twitter @TxDOTWaco for the most current updates on construction activities and lane closures.

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