As motorists who regularly travel I-35 through Central Texas know, construction work is well under way to improve this busy corridor. Providing travelers with information about potential construction-related delays — both before and during their trip along the entire 96-mile construction zone — is an integral part of the construction effort.
In addition to learning what types of information travelers wanted, the survey revealed that traffic wasn’t just local. A lot of people travel back and forth from San Antonio to Dallas along I-35, driving right through the 96-mile construction area. However, since through-travelers are not local, they might be less aware of information available to them for trip planning. TxDOT has a number of information channels for local and through-travelers, so travelers can sign up for the information they want, decide how effective these channels are for them and take the survey to let us know how we’re doing (prior to March 31, 2014).
My35 Central Texas Traveler Information Resources:
• My35.org is the hub for information resources for both planning your trip and remaining aware of any incidents that might occur on I-35.
• DriveTexas.org is your #1 resource for planning your route wherever you’re driving in Texas.
• Real-time project map provides speeds, lane closures, traffic delays, travel times and incidents.
• TxDOT twitter feeds give you both general and specific information (your choice) about travel conditions on I-35.
o @My35TravelTimes keeps you apprised of travel delays in the Central Texas section of I-35.
o @TxDOTWacoPIO provides general updates of what TxDOT is doing in and for the Waco District, with special emphasis on I-35 conditions.
o @I35Travel sends information regarding the entire length of I-35 within Texas.
• Email alerts – Sign up for regular updates on I-35 construction.
o My35 lane closure alerts provide daily updates, 7-day closure forecasts, and high-impact closure forecasts.
o Central Texas incident alerts provide email alerts about unexpected incidents (e.g., a wreck, an emergency lane closure).
Follow the My35 Expansion Project and learn about I-35 travel delays on Twitter at @I35Travel or @My35TravelTimes and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TxDOT.