Each year the City of New Braunfels budget allocates funds for street maintenance projects to be completed throughout the next fiscal year. As budget discussions begin for the 2023/2024 budget cycle, the City’s Public Works Department is seeking input from the public on which of the city’s 936 lane miles of city roads need to be addressed in the coming year.
Last year, New Braunfels City Council allocated approximately $1.6 million to fund over 75 different roadway maintenance projects, ranging in scale from preventative maintenance to complete roadway rehabilitation projects. Information about Streets & Drainage in New Braunfels is available at www.newbraunfels.gov/streets and a list of the projects that were included in the 2022/2023 Street Maintenance Program can be viewed here.
“Over the last five years, the City has taken on approximately $9 million in street maintenance projects along with nearly $200 million in roadway and drainage repairs from the 2013, 2019, and the recently approved 2023 bond programs,” said Public Works Director Greg Malatek. “Each project is selected based on the necessity of the project along with input from New Braunfels residents.”
As part of the public input process, an in-person public forum is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25th at 6pm in the Tejas Room at New Braunfels City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street. During that public forum, residents will hear from the Public Works Department about which roads are eligible for street maintenance projects, the selection process, and the type of projects that will be on the proposed street maintenance plan for 2023/2024. At the end of that forum, residents will also be given information on how to submit their input for city street improvements.
For those that are unable to attend the public forum, an online survey will be available from July 25th through August 4th, giving residents a chance to submit their input on the Street Maintenance Plan online. To fill out the survey, visit www.newbraunfels.gov/streetsurvey.