After a trip to Austin this past weekend an I-35 report: Good news: Work around Temple caused an issue going Northbound, but overall the work appears to be progressing to the point by late August there should not be any real issues. Texanne probably knows the plans. Bad news: You have to go through Waco to get to Temple. TxDoT is saying I-35 through Waco will be an issue for the next 4-5 years. They are adding at least one lane in both directions and rebuilding every overpass. Basically the issue Southbound now is one lane eliminated from the second Bellmeade exit to New Road. Not to bad on Saturday. North Bound is pure hell. Saturday we noticed the two lanes that were open stopped from New Road to the river. Northbound on Sunday the signboard between Temple and Waco indicated 27 minutes through Waco. We diverted to 6/340 Westbound to 84 and worked through town to 77 then up to the last Northbound Bellmeade entrance. As soon as we were back up to speed we passed the cars who were in front of us when we exited. After looking at the map last night taking 6/340 Eastbound to 77 and then riding 77 through town may have been a little quicker.