A portion of McQueeney Road will remain closed until March; I-35 expansion project continues and more traffic updates in New Braunfels

A portion of McQueeney Road will remain closed until March in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)
A portion of McQueeney Road will remain closed until March in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

A portion of McQueeney Road will remain closed until March in New Braunfels. (Lauren Canterberry/Community Impact Newspaper)

A portion of McQueeney Road between I-35 South Frontage Road and Perryman Street will be closed from Jan. 4-March 4 as part of New Braunfels Utilities’ 24-inch water line project.

Crews will install a bore pit for water infrastructure under I-35 in the eastbound lane of McQueeney Road.

The closures are clearly marked and detours are available around the roadway. For more information, visit the NBU project website or call 830-608-8971.

I-35 expansion to continue through summer

A portion of I-35 that runs from FM 306 to the Hays-Comal County border is on track to be completed in this summer, according to Texas Department of Transportation officials.


The $63.8 million segment includes updated ramps, frontage roads, park and ride facilities, and elevated portions of the road.

In October, the Conrads Lane/Kohlenberg Road overpass was demolished to make way for the elevated segment of I-35, according to TxDOT.

A road connecting Conrads Lane and Kohlenberg Road will pass under the newly constructed portion of I-35, and TxDOT officials anticipate the new underpass to open in this summer.

While construction is underway, eastbound traffic will be rerouted to the southbound frontage road, and westbound traffic will be rerouted to the northbound frontage road. Drivers can utilize intersections at FM 306 and a new intersection between Kohlenber Lane and Watson Lane to turn around.

A new bridge at Watson Lane is also slated to be constructed as part of the project, but TxDOT officials said the bridge is still in the planning stage, and no construction date has been set.

Timeline: February 2020-summer 2022

Cost: $63.8 million

Funding source: state and federal funds

Creekside Crossing displaced turn to finish in mid-2022

A project to expand and improve a portion of FM 306 between Town Center Drive and I-35 is expected to be completed in late spring or early summer, according to officials with the Texas Department of Transportation.

The $18 million reconfiguration is included in the northern portion of the TxDOT I-35 Improvement Project.

Once completed, the intersection will be converted into a displaced left-turn lane, which will allow westbound traffic to cross opposing traffic before entering the intersection, according to TxDOT.

Sidewalks and curb lanes will also be installed in the project. Frontage road improvements, entrance and exit ramp upgrades, and traffic shifts will continue near the intersection until its completion.

Additional signage will also be installed to help drivers navigate the new intersection, according to TxDOT.

Timeline: October 2019-summer 2022

Costs: $18 million

Funding source: TxDOT

River Road Bridge project to be completed in summer

Work on the Loop 337 overpass at River Road is ongoing and slated for completion in fall 2022, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The project was originally planned to be finished in 2023 but reached the halfway point in fall 2021. The overpass will begin west of the Rock Street exit and end west of the River Road intersection. Once completed, a new River Road intersection will travel under the raised portion of Loop 337.

Timeline: February 2021-fall 2022

Cost: $14.2 million

Funding source: Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
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.