Construction to close I-35 during commencement weekend

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 7, 2008

Interstate 35 between Austin and San Marcos will be closed starting 9 p.m. Friday, May 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 12 due to construction, and anyone planning to attend commencement ceremonies at Texas State University-San Marcos should make travel plans accordingly.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the southbound lanes will be closed at 9 p.m. Friday and traffic will be detoured to the access road at the FM 1327 exit. At approximately noon Saturday, the northbound lanes will also close and traffic will be detoured to the access road north of Main Street at Buda. Northbound traffic will be unable to access FM 1327 and will be detoured to Turnersville Rd.

Travelers coming to San Marcos from the north should allow ample extra time to navigate the closure or consider alternate routes, such as using U.S. 281 or State Highway 21.

Degree candidates from the College of Liberal Arts and the University College will attend the 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, graduation ceremony.

Degree candidates from the colleges of Applied Arts and Fine Arts and Communication will attend the 2 p.m. ceremony on Friday, May 9.

Candidates from the College of Science and the McCoy College of Business Administration will attend the 6 p.m. ceremony on May 9.

Candidates from the colleges of Education and Health Professions will attend the ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

Texas Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright will deliver the commencement address during the ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday.