Remaining I-35 Work Around Baylor Continues During Spring Semester

January 13, 2023
Interstate 35

WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2023) – As Baylor University begins the spring semester on Jan. 17, Interstate 35 construction crews will continue work at busy intersections around campus – particularly 4th/5th and 11th/12th streets – as they complete final construction on I-35.

Students, faculty and staff should be prepared for intermittent traffic impacts at 4th/5th and 11th/12th as crews bring traffic signals online at those intersections. As this area remains an active construction zone, please be cautious and alert when driving, walking or biking at these intersections.

In addition, crews are working to complete remaining projects from MLK Boulevard to 17th Street, including:

  • Roadway pavement work to complete 5th Street on the west side (toward downtown) of I-35
  • Small sections of sidewalk paving in various areas
  • Lane markings for crosswalks and stop bars at intersections
  • Work at 16th Street and Speight Avenue on the northbound frontage road to complete the intersection
  • Aesthetic features like pavers, globe lights and landscaping
  • Wastewater line work on the southbound frontage road between 2nd and 4th streets
  • Traffic signal work and small sign installations

The campus community should expect intermittent traffic impacts at various times for the work above as well. If these impacts are significant, Baylor will continue to keep campus updated via Newsflash email and University social media channels.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.