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I-35 Waco Project 5C - Abbott to Hillsboro

Project ID (CSJ)

  • 0014-07-083


Project 5C widened approximately 5.5 miles of I-35 from FM 1340 to FM 310 between Abbott and Hillsboro.


Increased truck traffic along the I-35 corridor coupled with regional population growth in Texas created travel demand that exceeded 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 addressed congestion while improving safety at this I-35 location by:

  • Widening approximately 5.5 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
  • Constructing two additional safety rest areas
  • Building u-turns and electronic message signs


  • Construction Cost Estimate: $36.8 million


  • Construction complete


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(254) 867-2705

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

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