Phase 2 of the Klein Road widening project, which is part of the 2019 transportation bond program, has begun and drivers will see a complete closure of a section of Klein Road for the next several months, prompting detours around the construction.
Starting Tuesday, May 30th, 2023, contractors will be closing the section of Klein Road from Dove Crossing Drive to Roadrunner Avenue in order to construct an elevated bridge over the low water crossing in that area. That closure is expected to remain in place for the next 4 months, ending in late September 2023, weather and other factors pending. Detours will be in place during that time, sending drivers to either Walnut Avenue or FM 725, and then onto County Line Road.
“This project will construct a 3-span bridge over a low water crossing that is part of a tributary of the Guadalupe River,” said Garry Ford, Director of Transportation and Capital Improvements. “The existing low water crossing is frequently closed by our Public Works team during heavy rain events. The new bridge will include drilled shafts, girders, sidewalks, and concrete bridge rail. This structure is designed to withstand a 100-year storm event and to maintain floodplain upstream and downstream of the crossing.”
To learn more about Phase 2 of Klein Road project, or the other projects that were part of the 2019 bond program, visit www.newbraunfels.gov/2019bond. To see other capital improvement projects underway in the City of New Braunfels, visit the New Braunfels at Work interactive GIS map at www.newbraunfels.gov/nbatwork.