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I-35 Waco Project 5B - West to Abbott

Project ID (CSJ)

  • 0014-08-071
  • 0014-07-082


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.


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 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


  • Construction Cost Estimate: $101 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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