The New Braunfels City Council approved a resolution to expend up to $1.3 million for the construction of citywide pedestrian improvements June 10.

The details

The proposal is for work in the following areas:
  • Around Klein Road Elementary and New Braunfels Middle School (Settlers Crossing, Pahmeyer Road, Savannah Hill Circle)
  • The intersection of Landa Street and Loop 337 access road
  • The intersection of Oak Run Parkway and Westpointe Drive
How we got here

The citywide pedestrian improvements are pedestrian projects proposed during the planning phase for New Braunfels' 2023 bond package.

December 2022:

The Transportation and Capital Improvements Department began designing the first phase of the citywide pedestrian improvement project. Originally, there were nine different pedestrian project areas identified citywide as part of this initiative, according to city documents.

The nine project areas were split into two packages—Package 1 and Package 2—to address varying complexities at different locations, according to the city documents.

Package 1 includes sidewalk projects along Oak Run Parkway, Hinman Island Drive and Prince Solms Park. This package received separate construction funding through the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

April 2023:

The New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation approved funding for the final design of both Package 1 and Package 2.

May 2023:

The New Braunfels City Council approved the funding for the final design of Package 1 and Package 2.

April 2024:

The NBEDC Board received two presentations:
  • Details on the construction plans and $1.3 million cost estimate for Package 2
  • An update on the status of Package 1
May 2024:

The NBEDC Board voted unanimously to approve the $1.3 million expenditure for constructing the proposed pedestrian improvements in Package 2.

What’s next

The project is set to commence in the coming months, said Scott McClelland, assistant director of Transportation and Capital Improvements.

“We're working on putting together the bid package right now to hopefully bid out the project in June or July, with construction starting in September of this year,” McClelland said.