TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES Elizabeth Avenue work set to continue through summer A portion of Elizabeth Avenue
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The reconguration of Elizabeth Avenue will provide additional parking and a more streamlined intersection with Landa Park Drive.
Future rerouted portion of Elizabeth Ave.
from Landa Park Drive to Hinman Island will remain closed to trac through the summer as the city works to realign the roadway and install a new parking lot. Once complete, the project will relocate the existing parking lot to be directly adjacent to the Wurstfest grounds, with Elizabeth being rerouted along what is currently the north side of the lot. The $1.6 million project was funded by the New Braunfels Economic Development Corp. and is set to increase parking capacity and make the intersection of Elizabeth and Landa Park easier to navigate, according to the city. Work is anticipated to be complete in early fall, and the sidewalk along Elizabeth will remain open to pedes- trians during construction.
Citywide streets Roads are under construction this sum- mer as part of New Braunfels’ Citywide Streets Improvement Project. Included in the work are portions of East Com- merce Street, North Houston Avenue, East Main Street and North Veramendi Avenue near Lamar Elementary School. Construction will nish before the start of the school year. Timeline: June-August Cost: $15 million Funding source: 2019 bond
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Work to install 30-inch to 33-inch sanitary sewer lines along Hinman Island Drive neared completion in June after the road was closed in November. Work was originally scheduled to be completed in May, but heavy rains delayed construction. The project is part of New Braunfels
Utilities’ North Kuehler Interceptor Upgrade Project, which will replace 12,000 linear feet of sewer main throughout the city. The project cost NBU $10.3 million. The roadway is now open to vehic- ular and pedestrian trac, including parking for river access.
West San Antonio Street project Work on West San Antonio Street be- tween Krueger Avenue and Spur Street is ongoing as part of a joint eort between the city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities. Construction was partially delayed due to rain in April and May, said David Ferguson, media and communications coordina- tor for the city of New Braunfels. Timeline: November-September Cost: $2.4 million Funding source: city of New Braunfels 2013 and 2019 bond programs
City Council approves agreement for FM 1101, Barbarosa Road design During a June 14 City Council meet- ing, New Braunfels council members voted to approve a professional funding from the Texas Department of Transportation.
The city of New Braunfels is slated to receive more than $1 million from TxDOT as part of its Highway Safety Improvement Program. Work on Barbarosa is expected to cost $442,000. TxDOT will provide 90% of construction costs while the city will provide the other 10%, including design and plan review costs. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.
service agreement with Pape-Dawson for the completion of design plans, specications and cost estimates for additional trac lanes at the intersec- tion of FM 1101 and Barbarosa Road. The improvements will expand Barbarosa from two to four lanes to match Creekside Crossing, and the project is one of four safety improvement projects to receive
ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF JUNE 15. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT NBFNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.
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