5 transportation projects move forward in New Braunfels

Construction of Klein Road has been ongoing since February 2019. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
Construction of Klein Road has been ongoing since February 2019. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

Construction of Klein Road has been ongoing since February 2019. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

Learn more about these four transportation projects happening in New Braunfels.

1. Elizabeth Avenue realignment

A portion of Elizabeth Avenue from Landa Park Drive to Hinman Island will remain closed to traffic through the summer as the city works to realign the roadway.

Once complete, the project will relocate the existing parking lot to be directly adjacent to the Wurstfest grounds, with Elizabeth being rerouted along what is currently the north side of the lot.

Timeline: summer-fall 2021


Cost: $1.6 million

Funding source: New Braunfels Economic Development Corp.

2. Design work at FM 1101, Barbarosa Road

New Braunfels council members voted to approve a professional service agreement with Pape-Dawson for the completion of design plans, specifications and cost estimates for additional traffic lanes at the intersection of FM 1101 and Barbarosa Road.

The improvements will expand Barbarosa Road from two to four lanes to match Creekside Crossing.

Timeline: construction begins in 2022

Cost: $442,000

Funding sources: city of New Braunfels, Texas Department of Transportation

3. Citywide streets

Several city roads are under construction this summer as part of the city of New Braunfels’ Citywide Streets Improvement Project. Included in the work are portions of East Commerce Street, North Houston Avenue, East Main Street and North Veramendi Avenue. The roads surround Lamar Elementary School. Construction is anticipated to be completed before the beginning of the school year in August.

Timeline: June-August 2021

Cost: $15 million

Funding source: 2019 bond

4. West San Antonio Street Project

Work on West San Antonio Street between Kreuger Avenue and Spur Street is substantially complete as part of a joint effort between the city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities.

Roadway work, sidewalk installation and the creation of concrete driveways was completed along the westbound side of the road in March, according to David Ferguson, media and communications coordinator for the city of New Braunfels.

Improvements to the east-bound portion of the road were completed in June, Ferguson said.

Timeline: November 2020-June 2021

Cost: $2.4 million

Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 and 2019 bond programs

5. Klein Road reconstruction

Reconstruction of Klein Road between FM 1044 and Walnut Avenue in New Braunfels is nearing completion this summer.

The project is part of the city of New Braunfels’ 2013 bond program and will widen the street from two to four lanes and install a median, curbs and sidewalks.

Timeline: February 2019-summer 2021

Cost: $10.3 million

Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 bond program
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 covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels. Prior to CI, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China.



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