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I-35 Waco Project 5A - Waco to West

Project ID (CSJ)

  • 0015-01-180
  • 0014-08-075


Project 5A is widening I-35 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes for approximately 13.4 miles from North Loop 340 to FM 310 between Waco and West.


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:

  • Widening approximately 13.4 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
  • Converting from underpass to overpass
  • Building u-turns and electronic message signs


  • Construction Cost Estimate: $166.8 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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