Highway closures

The Texas Department of Transportation will close freeway lanes on Interstates 35 and 14 in Belton this week for a milling operation. 

BELTON — Closures are scheduled to start at 7 tonight for a striping operation that will shut down lanes on Interstates 35 and 14.

Crews will close all northbound mainlanes on I-35 between Loop 121 and Central Avenue and eastbound I-14 lanes, Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Jake Smith said. All traffic will be directed to exit Main Street/State Highway 317 at exit 293A.

The on-ramps to Loop 121, Holland Road and I-14 eastbound frontage road will be closed. The I-35 Central Avenue exit will also be closed and traffic can use the Sixth Avenue exit.

The eastbound mainlane of I-14 will be closed approaching I-35. I-14 traffic will be directed to exit at Connell Street. The I-14 westbound exit will also be closed.

The closure will end at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday night, crews will close all southbound mainlanes of I-35 between Loop 121 and Central Avenue for more striping work.

Traffic will be directed to exit Central Avenue. The on-ramps of Sixth Avenue, Central Avenue will be closed.

Additionally, the exit ramps to SH 317, I-14 and Loop 121 will not be available.

The closure will end at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The operation is dependent on weather, field conditions and work progress, Smith said.

Signage will be in place to inform motorists of roadwork and traffic control operations. Updates and information are posted regularly on Twitter at @TxDOTWaco.

TxDOT encourages all motorists to slow down, pay attention, eliminate all distractions and watch for road crews.

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