Be ready to make some driving adjustments Saturday! Texas Department of Transportation announced that it will be closing both North and Southbound lanes on part of I-35 in Temple near Mile Marker 303. The 16-hour closure will start Saturday night, February 20 at 8 p.m. and will last until Sunday February 21 at noon.

The contractor will be setting up new beams for the SPUR Bridge over I-35. TxDot encourages travelers who will be on the road Saturday to find alternative routes - we think you will want to avoid the area as well. In a release, TxDot provides an alternative route to access downtown Temple and east of I-35.

For Northbound Travelers: 

  • Take Exit #301 (Central Ave./Adams Ave.)
  • Turn Right/East onto Central Ave. and take it to 3rd St. or proceed due East to Downtown Temple
  • Turn Left/North onto 3rd St.
  • Drive north on 3rd St. for about 2 miles
  • The Cultural Activities Center/Frank W. Mayborn Center will be on the right

For Southbound Travelers:

  • Take Exit #304/Loop 363
  • Turn Right/West onto Loop 363
  • Take Loop 363 about 4 miles to Airport Rd.
  • Turn Left/East onto Airport Rd.
  • Airport Rd. will become Central Ave. after 2 miles
  • Take Central Ave. to 3rd St. or proceed due east into Downtown Temple
  • Turn Left/North onto 3rd St.
  • Drive north on 3rd St. for about 2 miles
  • The Cultural Activities Center/Frank W. Mayborn Center will be on the right

For all notices on road closures on I-35, check out their website here.