The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to close southbound Interstate 35E in Waxahachie from Monday, July 12, at 10 p.m. to Tuesday, July 13, at 6 a.m. to perform a traffic switch.

Traffic will be detoured to exit at Farm-to-Market 66 and re-enter southbound I-35E after Spur 394.  

Once the switch is completed, traffic will be in a new configuration. The entrance ramp from Farm-to-Market 66 and the southbound exit to U.S. Highway 77 will remain closed to safely construct the next phase of construction. The exit to U.S. 77 is anticipated to re-open in fall 2021.

The traffic switch is part of a $126.4 million widening project that is expected to complete in spring 2022. 

Message boards have been placed to alert drivers of the new traffic pattern. TxDOT asks drivers to remain aware in the work zone. For information about these road closures and others, visit www.DriveTexas.org.

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