A project that would have rerouted traffic in and out of downtown New Braunfels along Landa Street has been delayed for the foreseeable future as plans are reevaluated.

The gist

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the agency planned on shutting down the Landa Street railroad underpass near the West Zink Street intersection beginning Feb. 12. According to a media release from the city of New Braunfels, the closure was to be in place 24 hours a day and last about three weeks.

What’s next?

According to the city, Landa Street was going to be closed from West Zink Street to the Wurstfest driveway, allowing for access to Landa Park Drive.

The closure would allow for TxDOT contractors to replace aging rock retaining walls and sidewalks around the railroad underpass.

“This project is going to be pushed back while engineers consider moving the retaining wall further back,” said Tanya Brown, a spokesperson for TxDOT. “Since a decision has not been made, it would be premature to speculate when the project will begin.”