I-35 Waco Project 5B -
West to Abbott

Project ID (CSJ):  0014-08-071,
                             0014-07-082

Overview:

Project 5B is widening I-35 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes for approximately 8 miles from North Loop 340 to FM 310 between West and Abbott.

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 8 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
  • Building u-turns, traffic signals and electronic message signs
Funding
  • Construction Cost Estimate:
    $101 million
Schedule
  • Project 5B - 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