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Interstate 35 in Texas

Interstate 35 marker

Interstate 35
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 407.195 mi[1] (655.317 km)
Existed: 1959 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 83 / BL I-35 in Laredo
(to MX 85)
  I-69W in Laredo
I-10 in San Antonio
I-37 in San Antonio
I-35E / I-35W in Hillsboro
I-20 in Fort Worth and Dallas
I-30 in Fort Worth and Dallas
I-35E / I-35W in Denton
North end: I‑35 / US-77 at Oklahoma state line
Highway system
SH 34 I-35E

Interstate 35 (abbreviated I-35 or IH-35) in Texas is a major north–south Interstate Highway running from Laredo near the United States-Mexico border to the Red River north of Gainesville where it crosses into Oklahoma. Along its route, it passes through the cities of San Antonio, Austin, and Waco before it splits into two auxiliary routes just north of Hillsboro. Interstate 35E heads northeast where it passes through Dallas. Interstate 35W turns northwest to run through Fort Worth. The two branches meet up in Denton to again form Interstate 35, where it continues to the Oklahoma border. The exit numbers for Interstate 35E maintain the sequence of exit numbers from the southern segment of Interstate 35, and the northern segment of Interstate 35 follows on from the sequence of exit numbers from Interstate 35E. Interstate 35W maintains its own sequence of exit numbers.

In Texas, Interstate 35 runs for just over 407 miles (655 km),[1] which does not include either the 85-mile (137-km) segment of Interstate 35W or the 97-mile (156-km) segment of Interstate 35E. Texas contains more miles of the overall length of Interstate 35 than any other state, almost one-third of the entire length.

The Interstate is currently undergoing an extensive renovation and expansion project, known as 'My35.' The project includes work on portions of the interstate from Dallas south to Laredo.


  • Route description 1
    • Laredo and South Texas 1.1
    • San Antonio 1.2
    • Austin 1.3
    • Waco and Central Texas 1.4
      • 'My35' Expansion Project 1.4.1
    • Dallas and Fort Worth 1.5
    • Denton and North Texas 1.6
  • History 2
    • South Texas 2.1
    • Central Texas 2.2
    • North Texas 2.3
  • Exit list 3
  • Auxiliary routes 4
  • Miscellanea 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Route description

Laredo and South Texas

In Laredo, Interstate 35 is between 6 and 8 main lanes in each direction, dropping to 4 near mile marker 13. After running concurrently with US 83 for 20 miles (32 km), the highway continues north-northeast across the South Texas Plains. The highway passes through the towns of Cotulla, Dilley, Pearsall, Devine, and Lytle before reaching San Antonio.

San Antonio

In San Antonio, I-35 is listed as the PanAm Expressway. It starts out as four lanes from the south until it reaches the Poteet-Jourdanton Freeway, expanding to six to eight mainlanes of travel. Its southern point begins in the southwest corner of town and travels northeast, crossing Interstate 410 near its southwest point. At the southwest corner of Downtown, it reaches an intersection with Interstate 10, United States Route 87 and United States Route 90. US 90 continues east and west from this junction, while I-10 westbound/U.S. 87 northbound joins with I-35 northbound along the western side of Downtown. In this section, it splits lanes to form two levels, a lower one for local traffic and a higher one for express traffic. They briefly rejoin near the northwest corner of Downtown to allow I-10/U.S. 87 to split off and go northwest.

I-35 continues, resplitting lanes again as it curves around the northwest corner of Downtown and turns east. It rejoins the lanes as it goes through an intersection at the northeast corner of Downtown, where Interstate 37's northern terminus is located, while United States Highway 281 will continue on the north–south freeway. I-35 continues east for a few miles until it begins to curve back to the northeast. It merges with I-410 on its eastern north–south leg from its northbound direction in a triangular interchange and continues north concurrently from there. A couple miles later, I-410 will split off onto its northern west–east leg, while I-35 resumes its north-northeast course past the northeast corner of the city.

Trucks are restricted from travel in the far left lane of I-35 in either direction throughout the San Antonio area. The restriction covers Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties.[2]

I-35 as an elevated freeway as it runs concurrent with I-10 on the western end of Downtown San Antonio.


In Austin, Interstate 35 is named Interregional Highway. Through most of the greater Austin area, I-35 is six to eight lanes, dropping to four lanes north of Williamson county. It forms the eastern boundary of Downtown Austin and also passes through the eastern side of the University of Texas campus. I-35 is co-located with U.S. Highway 290 through central Austin.

Trucks are restricted from travel in the far left lane of I-35 in either direction throughout the Austin area. The restriction covers Hays and Travis counties and most of Williamson county and ends north of Jarrell, Tx where I-35 is reduced to four lanes.[3]

I-35 is split into two decks between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Airport Boulevard, north of Downtown Austin. Both the upper and lower decks are signed as I-35 and US 290, and they use a common set of exit numbers, with some exit numbers duplicated between the two decks. The upper deck lanes are express lanes, with no on- or off-ramps. Drivers wishing to exit between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Airport Boulevard must use the lower deck.

The I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin is considered one of the most congested stretches of highway in the Interstate System. Much of this traffic is due to I-35 being considered one of the primary

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External links

  1. ^ a b Transportation Planning and Programming Division. "Interstate Highway No. 35". Highway Designation Files.  
  2. ^ "Minute Order 110856". Texas Transportation Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  3. ^ "May 27 Minutes". Texas Transportation Commission. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Building a Better IH 35 for Central Texas".  
  5. ^ "TxDOT awards contract for I-35 expansion in Temple". Killeen Daily Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "TxDot 'Main Street Texas' Funding Map". Texas Department of Transportation. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "History Lesson". Experience Austin. Archived from the original on 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  8. ^ Christiansen, Dennis L. (2005-08-11). "History and Impacts of the Interstate Highway System in Texas". Texas Transportation Institute. pp. 32–35. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  9. ^ Mann, Dave (2002-09-20). "Born to be Reviled".  
  10. ^ Blakeslee, Nate (1999-06-10). "I-35: Rebuilding The Lower Deck". Politics ( 
  11. ^ "East Austin Stories".  
  12. ^ Google Inc. "Interstate 35 in Texas". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-97.097576&spn=0.010773,0.025406&hnear=Waco,+McLennan,+Texas&gl=us&t=h&z=16. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
  13. ^ 79(R) SB 678 - Enrolled version - Bill Text


  • Interstate 35 has been designated the Texas portion of the Purple Heart Trail. Signage noting this designation is being added along the route.[13]


  • I-35E: a branch route of I-35 that runs from a split just north of Hillsboro, passing through Waxahachie, Dallas and Lewisville before reforming I-35 just south of Denton.
  • I-35W: a branch route of I-35 that runs from a split just north of Hillsboro, passing through Fort Worth before reforming I-35 just south of Denton.
  • I-635: a partial loop around the northern and eastern boundaries of Dallas. I-635 intersects with I-35E in north Dallas, and does not intersect either I-35W or I-35.

I-35 has three auxiliary routes in Texas:

Auxiliary routes

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Webb Laredo 0.00 0.00 BL I-35 south / US 83 south / SH 359 east / Laredo International Bridge 1, Laredo International Bridge 2 – Zapata, Hebbronville, Downtown Laredo Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1A Scott Street, Washington Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1B Park Street, Sanchez Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2 Saunders Street
3A San Bernardo Avenue, Calton Road
3B BL I-35 (San Bernardo Avenue) / Mann Road
4 Del Mar Boulevard, Old Santa Maria Road
4A FM 1472 (Mines Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
4B International Boulevard, Las Cruces Drive, Shiloh Drive Signed as exit 7 southbound
5 San Isidro Parkway Northbound exit only
8A I-69W south / US 59 west / Loop 20 north (Bob Bullock Loop) / World Trade Bridge Signed as exit 8 southbound, current northern end of I-69W
8B US 59 east / Loop 20 south (Bob Bullock Loop) – Freer, Corpus Christi, Houston No southbound exit, Future I-69W
9 Killam Industrial Boulevard Southbound exit only
12A Port Laredo Northbound exit only
12B Carriers Drive – Uniroyal Road Southbound exits are via exits 12 and 13
  18 US 83 north – Carrizo Springs, Uvalde North end of US 83 overlap
  22 Webb
  24 SH 255 (Camino Colombia Toll Road) – Monterrey
  27 Callaghan
  32 San Roman Interchange
  38 BL I-35 north – Encinal Northbound exit and southbound entrance
La Salle   39 BL I-35 south / SH 44 – Encinal, Freer
  48 Caiman Creek Interchange
  56 FM 133 – Artesia Wells, Catarina
  63 Elm Creek Interchange
  65 BL I-35 north – Cotulla
Cotulla 67 FM 468 – Big Wells
69 BL I-35 south – Cotulla Signed as exit 68 northbound
  74 Gardendale
  77 FM 469 – Millett
La SalleFrio county line   82 BL I-35 north / County Line Road – Dilley
Frio Dilley 84 SH 85 – Charlotte, Carrizo Springs
85 FM 117 – Batesville
  86 BL I-35 south – Dilley
  91 Spur 581 north / FM 1583 – Derby
Pearsall 99 BL I-35 north / FM 1581 – Pearsall, Divot
101 FM 140 – Pearsall, Uvalde
104 BL I-35 south
  111 US 57 – Eagle Pass, Piedras Negras
Moore 114 FM 462 – Bigfoot, Yancey
Medina   121 SH 132 north
Devine 122 SH 173 – Hondo, Devine, Jourdanton
  124 FM 463 / Bigfoot Road – Devine
  125 CR 770 Northbound exit only
Natalia 127 FM 471 – Natalia
Atascosa Lytle 131 FM 2790 / FM 3175 (Benton City Road) – Lytle
Bexar 133 SH 132 south – Lytle Southbound exit and northbound entrance
  135 Luckey Road Southbound entrance and Northbound exit
  137 Shepherd Road
  139 Kinney Road
Von Ormy 140 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop) – Somerset
141 Benton City Road – Von Ormy
San Antonio 142 Medina River Turnaround Northbound exit and southbound entrance
144 Fischer Road
145A I-410 (Connally Loop) / SH 16
145B Loop 353 north (New Laredo Highway) No northbound entrance
146 Cassin Road Southbound exit is via exit 147
147 Somerset Road
148A Spur 422 (Poteet-Jourdanton Freeway) to SH 16 south – Poteet
148B Palo Alto Road
149 Hutchins Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
150A Zarzamora Street
150B Loop 13 (Military Drive)
151 Southcross Boulevard
152A Division Avenue
152B Malone Avenue, Theo Avenue
153 I-10 east (Jose Lopez Freeway) / US 87 south / US 90 (Rodriguez Freeway) – Del Rio, Houston South end of I-10/US 87 overlap
154A Loop 353 south (Nogalitos Street) / San Marcos Street
154B South Laredo Street, Cevallos Street
155A Spur 536 (South Alamo Street) – The Alamo
155B Frio Street, Durango Boulevard – Downtown San Antonio
155C West Houston Street, Commerce Street Southbound exit only
156 I-10 west (McDermott Freeway) / US 87 north – El Paso North end of I-10/US 87 overlap
157A San Pedro Avenue, Main Avenue, Lexington Avenue
157B McCullough Avenue, Brooklyn Avenue
157C St. Mary's Street Northbound exit only
158 I-37 south (Adams Freeway) / US 281 (McAllister Freeway) – Corpus Christi, Johnson City Signed as exits 158A (north) and 158B (south) southbound
158C Loop 368 (Broadway) / North Alamo Street Southbound exit only
159A New Braunfels Avenue
159B Walters Street – Fort Sam Houston
160 AT&T Center Parkway Northbound exit is via exit 159B
160 Splashtown Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
161 Binz-Englemann Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
162 I-410 south (Connally Loop) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
162 Binz-Englemann Road – Brooke Army Medical Center Southbound exit and northbound entrance
163 Petroleum Drive – Brooke Army Medical Center Northbound exit and southbound entrance
163 I-410 south (Connally Loop) South end of I-410 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
164A Rittiman Road
164B Eisenhauer Road
165 FM 1976 (Walzem Road)
166 I-410 west (Connally Loop) / Loop 368 south North end of I-410 overlap
167A Randolph Boulevard – Windcrest Northbound exit is via exit 166A
167B Thousand Oaks Drive, Starlight Terrace Signed as exit 167 northbound
168 Weidner Road
169 Wurzbach Parkway, O'Connor Road
170A Judson Road Signed as exit 170 southbound
Live Oak 170B Toepperwein Road Southbound exit is part of exit 172
171 SH 218 (Pat Booker Road) – Universal City, Randolph AFB Southbound exit is via exit 172
172 Loop 1604 (Anderson Loop)
Selma 173 Olympia Parkway, Old Austin Road
174A FM 1518 – Selma, Schertz
Guadalupe Schertz 174B Schertz Parkway
175 FM 3009 (Natural Bridge Caverns Road)
176 Wiederstein Road
Comal 177 FM 482 / FM 2252
178 FM 1103 (Hubertus Road) – Cibolo
180 Schwab Road
New Braunfels 182 Engel Road
183 Solms Road
184 Loop 337 / FM 482 / Rueckle Road
185 BL I-35 north / FM 1044 – New Braunfels
186 Walnut Avenue
187 FM 725 (Seguin Avenue) – Lake McQueeney
188 Guadalupe River Turnaround Northbound exit only
189 SH 46 / Loop 337 – Seguin, Boerne
190A BL I-35 south – New Braunfels Signed as exit 190 northbound
190B Post Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
191 FM 306 – Canyon Lake
193 Conrads Road, Kohlenberg Road
  195 Watson Lane, Old Bastrop Road
  196 FM 1102 (York Creek Road)
Hays San Marcos 199 Posey Road
200 Centerpoint Road
201 McCarty Lane
202 FM 3407 (Wonder World Drive)
204A SH 123 east / Loop 82 west – San Marcos, Seguin Signed as exit 204 northbound
204B C. M. Allen Parkway Southbound exit only
205 SH 80 east / RM 12 west – Wimberley, Luling
206 Loop 82 (Aquarena Springs Drive)
207 River Ridge Parkway Southbound exit only
208 Blanco River
210 Yarrington Road
Kyle 213 RM 150 – Kyle
215 FM 1626 (Kyle Parkway)
Buda 217 RM 967 / Loop 4 – Buda
220 FM 2001 – Buda, Niederwald
221 Loop 4 (Main Street) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Travis   223A SH 45 (toll) east Southbound exit via exit 223
  223 FM 1327 – Creedmoor Northbound exit via exit 220
Austin 225 FM 1626 (Manchaca Road) / Onion Creek Parkway
226 FM 1626 / Slaughter Creek Overpass
227 Slaughter Lane (Loop 275 north)
Frontage Road Northbound exit and entrance
228 William Cannon Drive
229 Stassney Lane
230 Ben White Boulevard, Woodward Street Signed as exit 231 southbound
231 US 290 west / SH 71 – Johnson City, Bastrop South end of US 290 overlap; signed as exit 230 southbound
232A Oltorf Street
232B Woodland Avenue
233 Riverside Drive
Bridge over the Colorado River (Lady Bird Lake)
Holly Street Northbound exit only
234A Cesar Chavez Street, Holly Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
234B Cesar Chavez Street, 2nd–4th streets Northbound exit and southbound entrance
234B Southbound exit and northbound entrance
234C 6th–12th streets Northbound exit and southbound entrance
234C 12th–11th streets – State Capitol Southbound exit and northbound entrance
235A 15th Street, MLK Boulevard – University of Texas, State Capitol
235B Manor Road
236 Dean Keeton Street, 32nd-38½ streets Signed as exits 236A (Dean Keeton Street, 32nd Street) and 236B (38½ Street) southbound
237A Airport Boulevard
237B 51st Street, Cameron Road Signed as exit 238A southbound
238A Spur 69 west Southbound exit is via 238B
238B US 290 east – Houston North end of US 290 overlap
239 St. Johns Avenue
240A US 183 (Anderson Lane, Research Boulevard) – Lockhart, Lampasas Signed as exits 240A (south) and 240B (north) northbound
241 Rundberg Lane southbound exit and northbound entrance
243 Braker Lane Northbound exit and Southbound entrance
244 Techridge Boulevard, Yager Lane Southbound exit is via exit 245
245 FM 734 (Parmer Lane)
246 Howard Lane (Loop 275 south) Southbound exit and northbound entrance
247 FM 1825 – Pflugerville
248 Grand Avenue Parkway
Williamson Round Rock 250 SH 45 (toll) to Loop 1 (toll) / Louis Henna Boulevard Signed as exits 250A (Louis Henna Boulevard) and 250B (SH 45) southbound
251 BL I-35 north / Hesters Crossing
252A McNeil Road No direct exits: northbound exit via exit 251, southbound exit via exit 252B
252B RM 620
253 US 79 / Sam Bass Road – Hutto, Taylor Signed as exits 253 (Sam Bass Road) and 253A (US 79) southbound
254 BL I-35 south / FM 3406 – Round Rock
256 RM 1431 (Chandler Road) – Marble Falls
  257 Westinghouse Road
Georgetown 259 Spur 26 (Southeast Inner Loop) No northbound entrance
260 RM 2243 – Leander
261 SH 29 – Burnet
262 Lake Georgetown Signed as exit 261A northbound
264 Spur 158 (Austin Avenue) / Lakeway Drive / Northeast Inner Loop
265 SH 130 (toll) south – Austin
266 SH 195 north – Killeen, Florence
  268 FM 972 – Walburg
  271 CR 237 / CR 311
Jarrell 274 CR 312 Southbound exit and northbound entrance
275 FM 487 – Florence, Bartlett
277 CR 305
Bell   279 Hill Road
  280 Grainger Road, Hackberry Road – Prairie Dell
  281 Rest area Signed as exit 282A southbound
  282 FM 2115 Signed as exit 282B southbound
  283 FM 2268 / FM 2843 – Holland, Salado
Salado 284 Stagecoach Road, Robertson Road
285 FM 2268 – Salado
  286 FM 2484
Belton 287 Amity Road
289A Tahuaya Road
289B Frontage Road Northbound exit only
290 Shanklin Road
292 Loop 121
293A US 190 west – Killeen, Fort Hood South end of US 190 overlap
293B SH 317 (Main Street) / FM 436 Northbound exit is via exit 293A
294A Spur 253 (Central Avenue)
294B FM 93 (6th Avenue)
Temple 297 FM 817 / Midway Drive
298 Frontage Road Northbound exit only
299 US 190 east / SH 36 / Loop 363 – Gatesville, Cameron North end of US 190 overlap
300 49th–57th streets, Avenue H
301 SH 53 (Central Avenue, Adams Avenue) / FM 2305
302 Nugent Avenue
303A Spur 290 (North 3rd Street, Industrial Boulevard) / FM 1143 Signed as exit 303 southbound
303B Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, Cultural Activities Center Northbound exit and entrance
304 Loop 363 (H. K. Dodgen Loop)
305 Berger Road
Troy 306 FM 1237 – Pendleton
308 FM 935 – Troy
  311 Big Elm Road
Falls   314 Old Blevins Road
McLennan Eddy 315 SH 7 / FM 107 – Marlin, Moody
Bruceville 318A Frontage Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
318A Bruceville Northbound exit and southbound entrance
318B Bruceville Southbound exit and northbound entrance
318B Picnic area Northbound exit and entrance
  319 Woodlawn Road
Lorena 322 FM 2837 east – Lorena
323 FM 2837 west – Lorena Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Hewitt 325 FM 3148 (Moonlight Drive, Hewitt Drive)
328 FM 2063 / FM 2113 – Hewitt, Moody
329 Frontage Road Northbound exit
Waco 330A Corporation Boulevard Southbound exit only
330B SH 6 / Loop 340 – Meridian, Robinson Signed as exit 330 northbound
331 New Road
333A Loop 396 (Valley Mills Drive) / La Salle Avenue (US 77)
333B 24th–19th streets Northbound exit and southbound entrance
334A US 77 south South end of US 77 overlap; signed as exit 334 southbound
334B 8th Street Northbound exit only
335A 5th–4th streets – Downtown Waco
335B FM 434 (University Parks Drive)
335C Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Lake Brazos Parkway
336 Forrest Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Bus. US 77 (North Loop Drive) / Elm Avenue
Signed as exits 337A (south) and 337B (north) northbound
Bellmead 338A US 84 (Waco Drive) to SH 31 – Bellmead
338B Behrens Circle
339 Loop 340 / FM 3051 (Lake Shore Drive) – Lake Waco
Lacy-Lakeview 340 Meyers Lane Southbound exit is via exit 341
341 Craven Avenue
342A FM 2417 (Crest Drive)
Bus. US 77 south
  343 FM 308 – Elm Mott
  345 Old Dallas Road
  345A Hilltop Lane Under construction;[12] southbound exit and northbound entrance
  346 Ross Road
  349 Wiggins Road
West 351 FM 1858
353 FM 2114 – West
354 Marable Street
McLennanHill county line   355 County Line Road
Hill   356 CR 3102
Abbott 358 FM 1242 – Abbott
  359 FM 1304
  362 Chatt Road
Hillsboro 364A FM 310
364B SH 81 north – Hillsboro Northbound exit and southbound entrance
367 FM 3267 (Old Bynum Road) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
368A SH 22 / SH 171 – Whitney, Meridian, Corsicana No southbound entrance
368B FM 286 Northbound exit is via exit 368A
370A US 77 north / Spur 579 – Hillsboro North end of US 77 overlap; signed as exit 370 northbound
  I-35W north – Fort Worth Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  I-35E north – Dallas Northbound exit and southbound entrance
See I-35W and I-35E
Denton Denton I-35E south – Dallas Southbound exit and northbound entrance
467 I-35W south – Fort Worth Southbound exit and northbound entrance
468 FM 1515 (Airport Road) / West Oak Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
469 US 380 – McKinney, Decatur
470 Loop 288 Southbound exit is via exit 471
471 US 77 south / FM 1173 – Denton, Krum South end of US 77 overlap
  472 Ganzer Road
  473 FM 3163 (Milam Road)
  474 Cowling Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
  475A FM 156 – Krum Southbound exit and northbound entrance
  475B Rector Road
Sanger 477 BL I-35 north / Keaton Road
478 FM 455 – Pilot Point, Bolivar
  479 Belz Road
  480 Lois Road
  481 View Road
  482 Chisam Road
Cooke   483 FM 3002 (Lone Oak Road)
  485 Frontage Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
  486 FM 1307 / Frontage Road
Valley View 487 FM 922 – Valley View No southbound entrance
  488 FM 1307 / Hockley Creek Road Signed as exit 489 southbound
  491 Spring Creek Road
  494 FM 1306
  495 Frontage Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Gainesville 496A Weaver Street Northbound exit only
496B FM 51 (California Street) – Decatur
497 Frontage Road
498A US 82 – Sherman, Wichita Falls Signed as exits 498A (east) and 498B (west) northbound
498B Livestock–Poultry–Exotics Inspection Station Southbound exit and entrance
499 Frontage Road Northbound exit and entrance
500 FM 372 – Gainesville
501 FM 1202 / Prime Outlets Boulevard
502 Texas travel information center, rest area Southbound exit and entrance
504 Frontage Road
  407.195 655.317 I‑35 north / US-77 north Continuation into Oklahoma
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Exit list

Construction on Interstate 35 in the DFW region began around 1960 with the upgrading of U.S. 77 to Interstate standards between Dallas and Denton. By 1965, Interstate 35 was complete from Dallas to the Oklahoma border, and by 1967 it was complete from both Dallas and Fort Worth southward to Austin. The remaining segment of Interstate 35W from Fort Worth to Denton was not completed until 1969.

North Texas

Interstate 35 at one time had one of the few at-grade railroad crossings in the Interstate Highway system. The crossing was removed during the 1970s.[4]

In 1975, a 2-mile (3.2 km) set of elevated express lanes were added to I-35 between 15th Street and Airport Boulevard.[9] The reason double-decking was used is because the highway is bounded in the area by the University of Texas campus on the west and by the Mount Calvary Cemetery on the east, restricting the available right-of-way. The lower deck kept its original configuration, which featured short on- and off-ramps with limited visibility. In 2000, some off-ramps on the lower deck were removed, in response to the already dangerous conditions becoming more so as traffic levels on the road increased.[10] Interstate 35 in general and the double-decked section in particular have been viewed as a social dividing line between the central Austin and U.T. communities and the more economically depressed East Austin neighborhoods.[11]

The right-of-way for the future Interstate 35 in Austin began being purchased in 1946,[7] running along the so-called "inter-regional highway" (named for the precursor to the current Interstate Highway System). The formal opening of Interstate 35 in Austin took place in 1962. The alignment was chosen to line up with U.S. Highway 81 and with East Avenue, which formed the eastern boundary of Austin.[8] US 81 has since been truncated and does not extend to Austin, and East Avenue today forms part of the frontage road for I-35 through downtown Austin.

Central Texas

South Texas

Most of Interstate 35 was built along existing roadways, as shown on this 1919 State Highway map. The actual location of Interstate 35 is added as a yellow overlay.


Just north of Denton, U.S. Highway 77 is co-located with Interstate 35 through to the Oklahoma border, although it is not signed as such.

Just southwest of Denton, Interstate 35W and Interstate 35E join to reform Interstate 35, which then continues north to the Oklahoma border. The exit numbers on I-35 continue on from the last exit of Interstate 35E.

Denton and North Texas

Dallas and Fort Worth

Interstate 35 through Central Texas is undergoing major expansion and renovation. The project is known as 'Main Street Texas', which is part of the larger scale 'My35' expansion plan. The 'Main Street' project primarily focuses on expanding the number of main lanes from four to six through McLennan and Bell counties.[5] It also calls for complete replacement of the main lane bridges over the Brazos River, and extensive renovations to frontage roads and interchanges throughout the corridor. Funding for the project has been secured, with the exception of the portion of freeway to be renovated through the Downtown Waco area. $280 million in funding has yet to be secured for that section of the project. [6]

'My35' Expansion Project

In Waco, Interstate 35 is known as the Jack Kultgen Freeway. I-35 has six to eight lanes through through the city of Waco. It passes just to the west of the Baylor University campus and crosses the Brazos River adjacent to McLane Stadium, the new home of Baylor Bears football. Beginning in Waco and continuing up until just before the I-35E/I-35W split north of Hillsboro, I-35 is co-located with U.S. Highway 77.

Signage for northbound I-35 motorists as the highway prepares to split near Hillsboro.

Waco and Central Texas


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