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I-35 in Waco to see a mainlane shift starting 2020

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Posted at 9:43 AM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 10:44:02-05

WACO, TX — TxDOT said that there will be a mainlane traffic shift on I-35 starting early January 2020.

Crews will shift all southbound mainlane traffic to the north side of the interstate from BUS 77 to 17th/18th Streets. The southbound exit for University Parks Drive (Exit 335B) will be closed during this time. Traffic will need to use the exit for MLK Boulevard (Exit 335C) for access to University Parks Drive, 4th/5th Streets, and Downtown.

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction, and this configuration is anticipated to last for approximately one year.

Crews will close University Parks Drive under the I-35 mainlanes and at the southbound frontage road to allow for paving work. To cross under I-35, westbound traffic will need to use the northbound frontage road to MLK Boulevard, and eastbound traffic will use Clay Avenue to 7th Street.

• Full Continuous Closure – Friday, Dec. 13 to Wednesday, Dec. 18
Paving Work at 5th Street
Crews will close 5th Street at the southbound frontage road for paving. Eastbound traffic will need to use Clay Avenue to 7th Street for access to the frontage road. Access to local businesses will be maintained.
• Full Continuous Closure – Sunday, Dec. 15 to Wednesday, Dec. 18
Drainage Work at Northbound Frontage Road
Crews closed the northbound frontage road from 11th Street to 10th Street on Wednesday, Dec. 11. This closure is anticipated to last for approximately two months. Northbound traffic will need to use 11th Street to Speight Avenue for access to the frontage road at 10th Street.
• Full Continuous Closure – Wednesday, Dec. 11 to mid-February

Delays are expected to occur during this work. Plan your travel by visiting www.waco4bmap.org or click the image below to view real-time traffic maps and sign up for lane closure notices via text or email.

For the most up to date information on the project, follow TxDOT on Twitter @TxDOTWacoPIO.