Wet weather stalls overpass project in New Braunfels

The overpass was originally scheduled to be demolished on Sept. 15 but a series of delays have pushed the project back to early October. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
The overpass was originally scheduled to be demolished on Sept. 15 but a series of delays have pushed the project back to early October. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The overpass was originally scheduled to be demolished on Sept. 15 but a series of delays have pushed the project back to early October. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)

The closure and demolition of the Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road overpass in New Braunfels has been delayed for the third time, said Laura Lopez, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Originally scheduled to begin Sept. 15, Lopez said the road work is now slated to start on Oct. 6.

The demolition is part of TxDOT's $80 million expansion of I-35 to add lanes to both the main highway and frontage roads in the region.

During the demolition, portions of I-35 between Watson Lane and Conrads Lane will be closed to overnight traffic while the roadways are anticipated to remain open during the day.

Demolition of the overpass will begin at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6 when two north and southbound inside lanes of I-35 will be closed until 5 a.m. on Oct. 7.


The full southbound portion of the highway will be closed from 8 p.m. on Oct. 7 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 8, and two outside southbound lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 9.

The full northbound portion of the highway will be closed from 8 p.m. on Oct. 9 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 10, and two outside northbound lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 to 5 a.m. on Oct. 11.

Work is anticipated to be complete by Oct. 11, weather permitting, Lopez said.

The expansion project will elevate I-35 and install a new underpass with a major intersection connecting area roadways, according to TxDOT.

Traffic will be rerouted to the I-35 frontage roads during the construction and will be directed to other area intersections until the new underpass is complete.
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.



MOST RECENT

More than a year after they began, 175th anniversary events in New Braunfels will wrap up this fall. (Community Impact Newspaper)
More than a year after they began, 175th anniversary events in New Braunfels to wrap up this fall

After many anniversary events were canceled or delayed in 2020, the Founder's Gala and burying the time capsule will wrap up the celebrations this year.

Due to heavy rains Oct. 13-14, the Comal River remains closed. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Comal River access remains closed; recreation on Guadalupe River reopens

The Comal River is likely to remain closed for the weekend.

This year, the city saw more first-time guests visit the river and a growing interest in several river programs. (Community Impact Newspaper)
New Braunfels 2021 river season revenue returns to near pre-pandemic levels

This year, the city saw more first-time guests visit the river and a growing interest in several river programs.

The bridge demolition will close I-35 lane closures from Oct. 14-19. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
After weather delays, TxDOT moves forward with Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road overpass demolition

The project had been delayed by a month and has an expected completion of Oct. 19.

The amended version of the planned development unit will now go to the Austin Planning Commission for review. (Rendering courtesy Austin Environmental Commission)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Austin commission OKs development plan near Lady Bird Lake; shopping center coming to Porter and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 15.

Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat will be held Oct. 23. (Courtesy city of Kyle)
20 fall activities to do across Central Texas; Grand Donuts coming to Georgetown and more top area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Central Texas area.

Part of the city of New Braunfels 2013 bond program, the Morningside Drive Reconstruction project is on track to finish in December. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
New Braunfels nearing completion on Morningside Drive project

The project was slightly delayed because of substantial rains. The city aims to open the street to two-way traffic in late October.

The Smoking Joint is now open under the umbrella of Click Click Chew virtual food hall in Cypress. (Courtesy Kirsten Gilliam)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: More restaurant, retail space could be coming to north Frisco development; Locatelli’s owners launch virtual food hall in Cypress, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 14.

Local organizations will share about conservation efforts and native plants, and 200 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
New Braunfels to celebrate Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Local organizations will share about conservation efforts and native plants and 200 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Following a night of heavy rainfall, city officials announced that access to the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in New Braunfels will be temporarily closed Oct. 14. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Heavy rains prompt CISD facility closures, closure of access to Comal and Guadalupe rivers in New Braunfels

Comal ISD campuses and facilities are closed Oct. 14 following heavy rains, but New Braunfels ISD facilities are open.

A rendering is shown of a flexible space inside Panther Creek High School, which includes learning stairs and a collaboration board. The school's attendance zones are drawn to pull from Lone Star and Memorial high schools. (Courtesy Corgan)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Frisco ISD proposes attendance zone modifications; concerns are voiced over Grogan's Mill Village Center vacancies, plus more top stories

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 13.