I-35 expansion and construction in New Braunfels to last through 2021



As part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s I-35 Improvement Project, a portion of I-35 from Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road to FM 1102/York Creek will undergo several construction projects this year.

North and South-bound frontage roads will be converted from two-way to one-way traffic and will be widened to three lanes, according to TxDOT.

TxDOT planning documents state one-way frontage roads result in 57% fewer crashes that result in injury or fatality and 80-96% fewer head-on crashes.

The project will also include a rebuild of the Conrads Lane and Kohlenberg Road intersection.


The existing overpass will be removed and replaced with an I-35 overpass that will cover a new four-lane road to connect Conrads Lane and Kohlenberg Road, according to TxDOT.

An additional intersection north of Conrads Lane and Kohlenberg Road is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021.

Work to expand the roadway and install a displaced left turn at the intersection of FM 306 and I-35 is expected to be completed by March.

Timeline: March 2020-Spring 2023

Cost: $64 million; part of the I-35 Improvements Project

Funding source: TxDOT
By Lauren Canterberry
Lauren began covering New Braunfels for Community Impact Newspaper in 2019. Her reporting focuses on education, development, breaking news and community interest stories. Lauren is originally from South Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


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