I-35 Waco Project 2B - Temple

Project ID (CSJ):  0015-14-091, 


Project 2B is widening I-35 from 4 lanes to 6 lanes for approximately 7.6 miles from US 190 in Belton through Temple to North Loop 363.

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 7.6 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 u-turns, traffic signals and electronic message signs
  • Construction Cost Estimate:
    $243.1 million
  • Construction Complete: estimated Spring 2019

Project Vicinity Map


Jodi Wheatley
Public Information Officer

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

(254) 867-2836