As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the San Antonio Street Bridge, Capital Excavation, the contractor on the project, will be delivering large pre-cast bridge beams this week, potentially causing traffic delays in and around the downtown New Braunfels area.
At approximately 8:00am on Thursday (02/13/20), drivers can expect to see a total of 18 large trucks lining up in the center left turn lane along Business 35 (Elliot Knox Blvd.) from Spur St. to Live Oak Ave. Those trucks will then proceed along Business 35 and turn left onto Seguin Ave. on their way to the Main Plaza. From approximately 8:30am until 12:00pm, drivers should expect intermittent closures of the Main Plaza traffic circle to allow those large trucks the space needed to safely deliver the beams. As this work is proceeding, an additional 18 trucks will be delivering beams on the north side of the bridge. These beams will be staged in Prince Solms Park requiring the closure of Liebscher Dr. into Prince Solms Park during this same timeframe.
The next day, at approximately 8:00am on Friday (02/14/20), an additional 27 large trucks will make their way down Loop 337 to Common St. and, ultimately, to Prince Solms Park so that crews can place beams on that side of the bridge reconstruction project. Due to the amount of truck activity in the area, the Liebscher Dr. access into Prince Solms Park will be closed throughout the day until approximately 5:00pm.
On both days, the delivery of these beams will likely cause periodic traffic impacts. Traffic control officers from the New Braunfels Police Department will be on hand to help minimize those impacts to area drivers. However, drivers are urged to avoid those areas, if possible, on those days, and to have patience if they find themselves temporarily affected by traffic.
For additional details about the San Antonio Street Bridge Reconstruction Project, please log on to www.nbtexas.org/bridge.