Portion of Castell Avenue to be closed in New Braunfels beginning July 26

The closure will allow New Braunfels Utilities crews to install bore pits beneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as part of the work to install the 24-inch water line along Castell Avenue. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The closure will allow New Braunfels Utilities crews to install bore pits beneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as part of the work to install the 24-inch water line along Castell Avenue. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The closure will allow New Braunfels Utilities crews to install bore pits beneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as part of the work to install the 24-inch water line along Castell Avenue. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Beginning July 26 a portion of Castell Avenue located between Elm Street and Nacogdoches Street will be closed until Oct. 29.

The closure will allow New Braunfels Utilities crews to install bore pits beneath the Union Pacific Railroad tracks as part of the work to install the 24-inch water line along Castell Avenue.

At least one side of the street will remain accessible to pedestrians, according to a press release from NBU, and updates can be found on the NBU website.

NBU began construction on the Castell Avenue project in May.

Once complete, the project will provide an additional 24-inch transmission main needed to transport water from downtown New Braunfels to the County Line storage tank and surrounding areas.


The project has been divided into two sections and two different contractors are completing the work.

The western portion of the project extends from the intersection of San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue to the intersection of Torrey Street and Elizabeth Avenue. The eastern section extends from the intersection of San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue to the I-35 frontage road.

Temporary road closures are anticipated throughout the project, though the majority of the work will be conducted overnight and crews will not work in the downtown area on weekends, according to NBU.

Funding for the project is part of $14.7 million NBU has budgeted to upgrade existing water and sewer infrastructure throughout the city.
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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