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I-35 Waco Project 4A - Waco Access Roads

Project ID (CSJ)

  • 0015-01-229


Project 4A is adding two-lane, one-way access roads alongside I-35, both northbound and southbound, over the UPRR railroad crossing for approximately 1.1 miles, from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Business 77 (BU 77), along with a new wider bridge across the highway at Forrest Street, and adding new U-turn bridges in each direction.


Increased truck traffic along the I-35 corridor coupled with regional population growth in Texas has created travel demand that exceeds its current capacity. The existing I-35 facility through Central Texas is an essential element of the local and regional transportation system.


The purpose of the project is to meet local and regional travel demands by increasing capacity; upgrading the transportation infrastructure to meet current FHWA and TxDOT design standards for interstates, bridges, and frontage roads; thereby improving the safety of travelers along I-35.

End Result

This project will address congestion while improving safety at this I-35 location by:

  • Rebuilding access roads from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to BU 77 and making them continuous.
  • Replacing existing the Forrest Street bridge with wider lanes and improved safety elements, including sidewalks and new U-turn bridges.


  • Construction Cost Estimate: $27 million


  • Construction complete


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Public Information Officer
(254) 867-2705

TxDOT Waco District
100 S. Loop Drive
Waco, TX 76704-2858

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