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File #: 17-809    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 12/1/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/11/2017 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider approval of a resolution for the determination of right-of-way of E. Common Street, identified as a principal arterial in the City of New Braunfels Regional Transportation Plan, from the intersection with Loop 337 to 400 feet to the east.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Location, 2. Exhibits 2 & 3 - Street Sections, 3. Resolution - Common St ROW RTP
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Presenter
Garry Ford, P.E., City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@btexas.org

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Discuss and consider approval of a resolution for the determination of right-of-way of E. Common Street, identified as a principal arterial in the City of New Braunfels Regional Transportation Plan, from the intersection with Loop 337 to 400 feet to the east.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Staff received an application for right-of-way determination on E. Common Street in preparation of a final plat for a parcel at the north corner of E. Common Street at Loop 337. The request is to reduce the right-of-way width from 150 feet to 80 feet (existing right-of-way).

Common Street is identified as a principal arterial in the City of New Braunfels Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) approved by City Council on March 12, 2012. The RTP provides a long-term vision of the major street network necessary to meet future travel needs. A principal arterial is a roadway with a high traffic volume and is frequently the route of choice for trucks and other large vehicles. Principal arterials include up to six lanes and have a right-of-way width of up to 150 feet. Common Street provides regional connectivity from Union Avenue north of the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction along FM 1102 and is the primary parallel arterial west of IH 35.

The E. Common Street segment reviewed with the request is from the intersection with Loop 337 to approximately 400 feet to the east. The distance is based on the existing constraints of residential properties on the north side of E. Common Street. Loop 337 is also designated as a principal arterial and the intersection of Loop 337 and Common Street is an important intersection for traffic operations and safety. The existing right-of-way is approximately 80 feet with 65 feet of pavement. The typical section is a four-lane roadway with no on-street parking and no sidewalks adjacent to the street. The roadway...

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