TxDOT took a look back at accident totals along I-35 in 2016 and found a total of 556 accidents last year alone. This includes accidents occurring between Waco and Salado.

TxDOT's Jody Wheatley discussed the statistics and thanked members of I-35 road crews for being willing to assist in cleaning and clearing crash sites along the interstate. Many times crashes will send vehicles into the concrete barriers that need to be removed or cleared after a crash has been moved off to the side. TxDOT says it's a big help having these crews near by.

Currently, there is a 21-mile corridor of road construction between Bruceville-Eddy and Temple. Wheatley announced the status of construction as "behind schedule" and now is expected to be finished in 2018.