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Saturday, November 9

Comal, Castell avenues to close for UPRR work (New Braunfels)

The Texas Department of Transportation and Union Pacific Railroad will close Comal and Castell avenues Sunday, Nov. 17, at the UPRR crossings to complete a shoofly detour route associated with an ongoing TxDOT project.

he roads will close at 7 a.m. and will reopen in time for Monday morning’s commute. Traffic will use West Nacogdoches Street, South Academy Avenue and Jahn Street as a detour route.
The Seguin Avenue underpass - marked in orange - has been closed since September and will remain closed until April. The UPRR crossings with Comal and Castell avenues - marked in red - will close Sunday, Nov. 17. The green route marks the suggested detour route.
The shoofly detour – a short detour running parallel with the regular railroad – will allow crews with Austin Bridge & Road to reconstruct the railroad structure that has spanned over the Seguin Avenue underpass since the 1930s. Crews have been working on a project that will expand Seguin Avenue from two lanes to four since early 2013. Work on the $11.2 million project should finish before the end of the current school year.