New Braunfels City Council approves 50 road improvements in street maintenance plan

Approximately $1.7 million from the general fund budget was allocated to 50 roadway projects throughout the city. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)
Approximately $1.7 million from the general fund budget was allocated to 50 roadway projects throughout the city. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

Approximately $1.7 million from the general fund budget was allocated to 50 roadway projects throughout the city. (Courtesy city of New Braunfels)

New Braunfels City Council approved the city’s 2022 street maintenance plan during the regular Jan. 10 council meeting.

Approximately $1.7 million from the general fund budget was allocated to 50 roadway projects throughout the city.

Crews will conduct preventive maintenance, microsurfacing, rehabilitation, and mill and overlay through the approved plan, which was previously presented to council during a Dec. 13 meeting.

City staff collected input from residents during a public meeting in July and an online survey, according to Public Works Director Greg Malatek. The department received 200 street requests.

“That’s kind of a starting point for us to develop the plan,” Malatek said. “We also have, over the year, any time we hear any kind of issue from residents, we are keeping our own list.”



Work on the roadways is expected to begin when the weather is consistently warm enough for crews, and all projects are slated to be completed by Sept. 30, he said.

The roads that are part of the plan include Schmidt Avenue from FM 1044 to Morningside Drive, South Kowald Lane from I-35 to FM 1101, Hunter Road from FM 306 to Rapids Road and more.

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.