If you’ve been in Central Texas long, you’ve likely realized the importance of Interstate 35 to our region, making possible that quick trip up to Dallas or down to Austin. In actuality, I-35 extends 1,568 miles, spanning North America and connecting all three countries, from the border in Laredo all the way up to Minnesota, connecting with Canada.
I-35 is not only significant for Waco but also an international corridor, facilitating freight movement, commerce and travel within, and of critical importance to, Texas and beyond. However, any who travel I-35 can attest to long delays and excessive time spent idling, hoping to get from Point A to Point B. The impact on commerce, productivity and quality of life is real and will only be exacerbated with the population growth Texas will experience in years to come. Other external changes may also contribute to increased usage of our transportation infrastructure.