New Braunfels drivers will see a complete closure of a section of Klein Road for the next four months for the construction of an elevated bridge over a low-water crossing.

Phase 2 of the Klein Road widening project is part of the 2019 transportation bond program and will create detours around the construction until its anticipated completion in fall 2024.

What you need to know

According to the city of New Braunfels, contractors will be closing the section of Klein Road from Dove Crossing Drive to Roadrunner Avenue, which is anticipated to end in late September, weather permitting.

Drivers will be detoured to either Walnut Avenue or FM 725 and then onto County Line Road.

What the experts say

“This project will construct a three-span bridge over a low-water crossing that is part of a tributary of the Guadalupe River,” said Garry Ford, director of transportation and capital improvements. “The existing low-water crossing is frequently closed by our public works team during heavy rain events. The new bridge will include drilled shafts, girders, sidewalks, and concrete bridge rail. This structure is designed to withstand a 100-year storm event and to maintain flood plain upstream and downstream of the crossing.”

In case you missed it

New Braunfels City Council approved the joint contract between the city and New Braunfels Utilities with a capital excavation company to complete Phase 2 of the construction during a regular meeting May 8.

More information about Phase 2 of the Klein Road project and other 2019 bond projects can be found at Updates on other capital improvement projects in New Braunfels can be viewed on the New Braunfels at Work interactive GIS map at