UPDATE: Creekside Crossing upgrade to finish in New Braunfels in early 2022

Drivers can expect delays until the project is complete. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
Drivers can expect delays until the project is complete. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

Drivers can expect delays until the project is complete. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)

A project to expand and improve the portion of FM 306 between Town Center Drive and I-35 is now expected to be completed in February 2022.

Previously, a representative of the Texas Department of Transportation informed Community Impact Newspaper that the work would be completed in March of this year before correcting the completion date to early 2022.

The work is part of the northern portion of the TxDOT I-35 Improvement Project and is estimated to cost $18 million.

Crews reconfigured the northbound exit ramp to FM 306 in October 2019 and reconfigured the northbound entrance ramp south of South Kowald Lane before beginning work on the intersection that runs in front of the Town Center at Creekside Crossing shopping center.



Plans for the intersection include the addition of a displaced left-turn lane, which will allow left-turn traffic to cross opposing traffic before entering the intersection, according to a TxDOT representative.

In September, westbound traffic on FM 306 was switched to the eastbound lanes to allow crews to widen and reconstruct the former westbound lanes. During the switch, eastbound traffic will not be allowed to make left turns through the work zone and will be required to use Town Center Drive to access stores and restaurants within the shopping center.

The entire northern portion of the I-35 Improvement Project is expected to cost $63.8 million and be complete by this fall.
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.