The Texas Department of Transportation recently resumed work on the I-35 turnaround at FM 725 in New Braunfels after months of delay.

The gist

Tanya Brown, a spokesperson for TxDOT, said the timeline for completing the project was pushed back due to material acquisition delays.

The northbound to southbound turnaround is open for use, and final asphalt will be poured this summer. The southbound to northbound turnaround is still under construction and closed completely for at least the next two months, Brown said.

The backstory

This follows a delay last year due to a change of the retaining wall design and a change in the contractor.

The original completion date was expected to be September 2023. Work has resumed and is expected to be completed by August 2024, according to TxDOT.
  • Timeline: 2021-24
  • Cost: $5.4 million
  • Funding source: state and federal