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Posted on: June 17, 2021

“Your Move!” - AAMPO Challenges Communities to Show Support for Transportation Project Funding

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO) is challenging area communities to show their support for proposed transportation projects that are eligible for funding through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

“New Braunfels has received TIP funding for projects in the past, most recently the Citywide Pedestrian Improvement Project along Howard St., Fredericksburg Rd., Walnut Ave., and McQueeney Rd.,” said Assistant Public Works Director and City Engineer Garry Ford. “Input from residents plays a key role in receiving these funds, so we really hope the New Braunfels community takes the time to visit the “Your Move!” website to give their feedback.”

The City of New Braunfels has submitted four projects for consideration: 

  • Barbarosa/Saur Lane (from FM 1101 to Saengerhalle Rd.): This $11.06 million project would expand the roadway from 2 to 4 lanes with a raised median or center turn lane, add a shared use path and sidewalks, and includes drainage and intersection improvements.
  • Kohlenberg Road (from FM 1101 to IH-35): This $6.45 million project would expand the roadway from 2 to 4 lanes with a raised median or center turn lane, add a shared use path and sidewalks, and includes drainage and intersection improvements.
  • Dry Comal Creek Hike & Bike Trail (from Walnut Ave. to Elizabeth Ave.): This $1.55 million project would construct a 10-foot concrete trail along Dry Comal Creek with separated crossings under the railroad tracks and Landa St.
  • Common Street (from Liberty Ave. to Loop 337): This $1.32 million project would construct continuous 6-foot sidewalks and enhance crosswalks at key intersections.

Additionally, there are three TxDOT projects in New Braunfels that are also eligible for funding:

  • IH-35 at Loop 337: $13.3 million
  • IH-35 at Solms Rd.: $10.9 million 
  • IH-35 at Schmidt Ave.: $5.6 million

Community involvement and feedback are major considerations in funding projects through the TIP, so the AAMPO has launched a campaign to encourage participation from residents called “Your Move!” Simply log on to the “Your Move!” website and provide your feedback about these New Braunfels projects and to get additional information about the process. Your feedback could be the difference in ensuring funding for these local projects.  The deadline for submitting your input is June 27th, 2021.

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