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

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.