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Waco road closures once postponed begins next week

Beginning July 5 through July 8, the roads mentioned below will be closed for repair.

WACO, Texas — The Texas Department of Transportation has announced to start operations again for overhead signages to be hung in several locations along the southbound I-35 mainlanes.

From July 5 through July 8, the Texas Department of Transportation will close the southbound mainlanes of I-35 between Forest Street and 18th Street, as stated in a release.

From US 84 to 18th Street, a number of daily and overnight closures, including those of cross streets and U-turns, southbound entry and exit ramps and all southbound I-35 mainlanes, are planned in order to carry out these operations, as stated by the city.

Workers will start closing cross streets and U-turns in the early afternoon, entry and exit ramps in the late afternoon and southbound main lanes around 7 p.m.

To assist in directing traffic, police officers will be stationed at each site, as well as at the entry and exit ramps, as stated by TxDOT.

Prior to departing at BUS 77, traffic on the southbound frontage road will be routed onto the main lanes close to North Loop 340. (Exit 337). 

Drivers between North Loop 340 and US 84 will still have access routes to local hotels and businesses, according to the city. Near 18th Street, drivers will be allowed to re-enter southbound I-35.

TxDOT recommends avoiding the area by using Loop 340 to go around Waco or finding alternate routes. Additional information on the closures below: 

CLOSED Daily/Nightly – Tuesday, July 5 to Friday, July 8

  • Noon – All lanes of BUS 77 and Forrest Street where they cross I-35
  • 5:30 p.m. – University Parks Drive and 4th and 5th Streets under I-35; followed by MLK Boulevard and 18th and 17th Streets under I-35
  • 7 p.m. – All southbound mainlanes from BUS 77 to 18th Street and all entrance and exit ramps from US 84 to 18th Street

All cross streets and U-turns, entrance and exit ramps, and southbound mainlanes are expected to reopen by 6 a.m. each morning, as stated by the city.

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