I-35 Waco Project 3B - Lorena

Project ID (CSJ):  0015-01-187, 
                             0015-01-186, 
                             0015-01-225

Overview:

Project 3B is widening I-35 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes for approximately 9.8 miles from Old Bruceville Road to Sun Valley Blvd/FM2063 in Lorena.

Need & Purpose
  • Need:  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.
  • Purpose: 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:
  • Widening approximately 9.6 miles of
    I-35 from four lanes to six lanes (three lanes in each direction).
  • Upgrading on and off ramps.
  • Converting frontage roads to one-way
  • New direct crossover, u-turns and electronic message signs
Funding
  • Construction Cost Estimate:
    $169.4 million
Schedule
  •  Construction Complete
Downloads

Project Vicinity Map

Contact

Jodi Wheatley
Public Information Officer

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

(254) 867-2836

jodi.wheatley@txdot.gov