I-35 Traveler Information During Construction

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This project provides real-time information to more than 35 million travelers per year on the I-35 corridor in Central Texas from Salado to Hillsboro.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is completing planned improvements to 200 directional miles of the I-35 corridor through the Waco District. Significant components of this operational work effort include:

Changeable message sign warning motorists on a highway of, "Stopped Traffic 2 Miles."
I-35 Traveler Information During Construction
  • Traveler Information: Multi-faceted and multi-platform traveler information outreach for planned closures, incidents, and real-time information. Activities cover both en-route and pre-trip and take place via web, email, text, and social media platforms.
  • Work zone traffic management: Comprehensive safety-oriented approach looking at specific work zone countermeasures and measuring results through evaluations.
  • End-of-Queue (EOQ) warning: Developed mobile, nightly EOQ implementation and led deployment and evaluation efforts. Resulted in 60% reduction in accidents overnights where an EOQ system was not deployed.
  • Incident management: Developed comprehensive incident management plan for the District along with implementation and regular after-action reviews. Developed comprehensive incident alerting system to the general public.
  • Pedestrian/Bike Facilities: Integrated pedestrian/bike facility closures and impacts into traveler information as well as developing and implementing ‘Be Safe Be Seen” program for Baylor University as a major affected stakeholder.
  • Integration, Communications, DSS, Command and Control: Designed and developed comprehensive systems engineering approach to corridor management, including all field site efforts and command/control integration to the statewide traffic management software.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Comprehensive engagement effort encompassing operating agencies, fire, police, EMS, local, county, and regional jurisdictions, major employers, health-care facilities, schools and daycares, and more than 1000 local businesses