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.

Need & Purpose
  • Need:  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.
  • 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 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
  • Project 5C construction is complete

Project Vicinity Map


Jodi Wheatley
Public Information Officer

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

(254) 867-2836