The following transportation projects are continuing work in and around the New Braunfels area.

Traffic lights on FM 1044

Two traffic lights were installed along FM 1044 in New Braunfels—one at the intersection of Schmidt Avenue and the other at the intersection of County Line Road.

Update: Sometime in May a contractor should be finished with final inspections for signals, and they will be placed on flash status for at least seven days so drivers become accustomed to the signals before they are placed in service, according to Brenadette Faust, capital projects manager for the city of New Braunfels.
  • Timeline: 2022-May 2024
  • Cost: $439,000 (Schmidt Avenue), $367,000 (County Line Road)
  • Funding: city of New Braunfels roadway impact fees
Pedestrian hybrid beacon on FM 1044

The project was to install a pedestrian hybrid beacon for traffic at the intersection of Klein Road and FM 1044.

Update: The beacon is fully operational.
  • Timeline: 2023-April 2024
  • Cost: $260,000
  • Funding: city of New Braunfels roadway impact fees
Railroad underpass on Landa Street

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

Update: After some delays, the project is expected to begin on April 22 and last three weeks. A detour will be in place 24/7, rerouting traffic in and out of downtown New Braunfels along Landa Street to perform work on the railroad underpass.
  • Timeline: April 22-May 13
  • Cost: TBD
  • Funding: TxDOT
FM 725 safety improvements

Project: Safety improvements to the shoulders and turning lanes are being constructed along FM 725 from Zipp Road at the southeastern edge of New Braunfels through McQueeney to FM 78.

Update: As part of TxDOT’s highway safety improvement program, work is continuing on the project, expected to finish sometime this fall.
  • Timeline: 2022-fall 2024
  • Cost: $12.1 million
  • Funding: TxDOT