WACO, Texas — Road construction continues in Waco this week and will result in road closures in along I-35.
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to close all lanes of University Parks Drive where they cross under I-35 starting Aug. 5 and will continue through Aug. 14 as crews continue reconstructing the southbound I-35 overpass. Drivers on University Parks Drive planning to cross under I-35 will need to use either 4th or 5th Street or MLK Boulevard.
Additionally, crews plan to close all lanes of 5th Street where they cross under I-35 on Aug. 6 to being paving the southbound I-35 overpass. Eastbound drivers on 5th Street planning to cross under I-35 will need to use University Parks Drive. TxDOT said that eastbound I-35, where it crossed under I-35, will remain open during the work period. A similar closure will be needed as crews work over 4th Street, but more information will be released on the closure as the work is scheduled.
Crews also continue to update drainage on the southbound frontage road near MLK Boulevard. Crews plan to close the southbound exit for MLK Boulevard/University Parks Drive/4th/5th Streets - Exit 335C - nightly for three nights starting Aug. 4. Southbound traffic planning to use Exit 335C will need to exit prior at Exit 338A.