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Crews to close north and southbound I-35 mainlanes near Forrest Street

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 17:00:51-04

WACO, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing a new north to southbound turnaround at I-35 and Forrest Street as part of the My35 Waco construction project.

To perform this work safely, crews plan to simultaneously close all northbound I-35 mainlanes between MLK Boulevard and US 84 and all southbound I-35 mainlanes between US 84 and 4th/5th Streets.

Closures are anticipated to be in place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, April 23. Then nightly, Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1.

Travelers on the northbound I-35 mainlanes will be directed to exit at MLK Boulevard (Exit 335C) and may reenter the mainlanes north of BUS 77. Southbound I-35 travelers will be directed to exit at US 84/Waco Drive (Exit 338A) and may reenter the mainlanes south of 5th Street.

Crews also plan to close 4th/5th Streets, University Parks Drive, MLK Boulevard, BUS 77 and US 84/Waco Drive to all east and westbound cross traffic at I-35. East and westbound drivers will need to cross the highway at 17th/18th Streets, Forrest Street, Behrens Circle, or N Loop 340.

These closures are anticipated to be in place from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, April 23. Then nightly, Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1