Daily Light report


Weather permitting, the Texas Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound main lanes of Interstate 35E in Waxahachie on Wednesday, June 17 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. to perform a traffic switch.


Motorists will take Exit 391 for FM 329, continue east on FM 329 and turn left onto U.S. 77. Motorists will continue down U.S. 77 until reaching the intersection of I-35E northbound frontage road in Waxahachie and turn left on the northbound frontage road and continue to next available on ramp past FM 66 and then re-enter I-35E.


Upon this closure being completed, traffic will be in a new configuration in the northbound direction at Spur 394.


In order to safely construct the other section of I-35E, and install drainage across the U.S. 77 exit ramp, exit 397 for U.S. 77 will remain closed during this phase. Traffic wishing to exit U.S. 77 will continue north a half mile and take the next exit. There will be orange construction signage that depicts the exit to U.S. 77/FM 66/ FM 1446/ FM 876 at this exit. This ramp closure is estimated to be completed by Aug. 31.


Drivers are asked to pay attention to the new signs and maintain caution through the construction zone. There will be changeable message boards deployed that will also remind the traveling public of the changes in traffic configuration and when to exit.