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Friday, June 23

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Boerne
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound exit to Scenic Loop road. The exit will close while crews move concrete barrier. Traffic will use exit 540 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes at Scenic Loop Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews move traffic to at new configuration. One through lane will remain open for the duration of this work.
I-10 – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Thursday-Friday, June 29-30. Eastbound main lanes between Fair Oaks Parkway and Ralph Fair Road. The right lane will close while crews move barrier.
I-10 – Seguin
  • Wednesday, June 28. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound main lanes between Hwy 46 and Walnut Branch Creek. The left lane will close while crews remove barrier.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 30. 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Westbound frontage road between Woodlake Parkway and FM 1516. Alternating lanes will close while crews build storm drain structures. One-way traffic will be controlled by a flagger.
I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Sunday-Tuesday, June 25-27. 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between FM 306 and the Comal-Hayes county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews install rumble strips.
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Tuesday, August 1 at 5 a.m. Turnarounds, both directions, at Walzem Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews do overhead bridge work.
  • Saturday, June 24 until Saturday, July 1. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Rittiman Road and Thousand Oaks. Alternating lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
  • Current until Friday, June 30. 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Frontage roads, both directions, between Marbach Road and U.S. Hwy 90. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road between Military Drive and Hwy 151. All lanes will close while crews pour concrete. Traffic will use Richland Hills and Ingram Road to reach its destination.
  • Sunday-Tuesday, June 25-27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between US Hwy 90 and Marbach Road. The left two lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Sunday, June 25 until Friday, July 28. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between US Hwy 90 and Hwy 151. Alternating lanes will close while crews widen the roadway.
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 27-30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Marbach Road and US Hwy 90. The left lane will close while crews do road work.
U.S. Hwy 90 – Near South San Antonio
  • Sunday, June 25 until Friday, July 28. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between I-410 and Hunt Lane. Alternating lanes will close while crews widen the road.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near North San Antonio
  • Sunday-Wednesday, June 25-28. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Mulberry Avenue and I-35. The left lanes will close while crews repair the bridge joints.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
Other roads – Seguin
  • Current until August 31. Austin Street between Martindale and Seidman. The road will be converted to one-way only, moving southbound only, while crews do road work. Northbound traffic will use Guadalupe Street to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday, June 27. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Hwy 46, both directions, at I-10. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road for the work zone. Traffic will be directed by police officers.
Other roads – Northeast San Antonio
  • Saturday, June 24 until Saturday, July 1. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Walzem Road, both directions, at I-35. All lanes will close while crews work on columns. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next cross street to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Friday-Sunday, June 23-24. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Military Drive, both directions, at Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews set overhead bridge support beams. Traffic will turn right onto Loop 1604 and turn around at the next cross street.
All closures are pending weather.

Thursday, June 22

A ramp is closing next week on US 90

Monday crews with Hunter Industries will close the westbound US Hwy 90 entrance ramp from I-410 to build the new Hunt Lane exit ramp. This closure is permanent. Traffic from I-410 will enter US 90 using a new ramp after Hunt Lane. If you're not sure which ramp is being closed, here's a look:
With the ramp closed crews will also be able to install some new drain structures to improve the drainage along the frontage road. This is the first of a series of major traffic changes coming up over the next month along US 90 between Loop 1604 and I-410 on the far west side. Here's a look at the other items coming up:

Week of July 2
We will restripe the new eastbound exit to I-410 to its final configuration; this means striping the eastbound frontage road to a single lane prior to the new exit ramp to I-410 to eliminate any conflict with exiting traffic. This will be done overnight after July 4th.

Week of July 9
Hunter will put traffic on the eastbound main lanes into the final configuration using overnight closures. This includes restriping the lanes to three lanes and placing the large overhead highway signs called for with this project. The new exit ramp to I-410 will be opened, meaning morning commuters may find some changes to the way they drive come July 10.
Once traffic is in its final configuration crews will still need to come back and lay a final surface of asphalt to the road. More of that coming.

Week of July 16
Essentially doing the same thing as the week prior, Hunter will put the westbound lanes into their final configuration. Just like on the eastbound side, we'll still need to lay our final surface of asphalt but you should be driving the road as intended through the final design.

Week of July 23
Using overnight closures crews will lay the final surface of asphalt and permanent pavement markings.

Weekend of July 28-31
Using closures at the intersection of I-410 and US 90, crews will tie in drain structures and the final asphalt with what's existing at the intersection.

If everything goes as planned the project should be finished by the end of August and those driving the US 90 corridor will be freed from the constant companionship of construction equipment. Well, at least along the stretch of US 90 itself. We do still have work ongoing at the intersection of Loop 1604 and at the intersection of I-410 (we're building direct connectors at both locations).
All of this is heavily weather-dependent, of course, and assumes the normal beautiful and sunny weather we enjoy during this time of year. If we do get hit by heavy rains at all, this timeline will push back accordingly.

Wednesday, June 21

Some updates on the two I-410 interchange projects

Josh Carrasco, we promised you a post on this project last week and failed to deliver. Please let this post make up for that and serve as a humble and complete apology - we are hoping our information here is more up-to-date and gets you the details you were hoping for.
We have two projects running concurrently at major I-410 interchanges. The first began in 2015 at the intersection of I-410 and Hwy 151. The other began last year and is at I-410 and US 90. Both projects are really similar; we're adding a westbound connector to northbound I-410 and another connector from southbound I-410 to the eastbound cross highway.
On both projects we're also making some changes to the way the frontage roads along I-410 operate (and on the cross highways), and that's the work leading to some of our questions and delays. Making the fact we have two projects running right over one another is made easier by the fact we have the same contractor working both projects - Williams Brothers Construction - which keeps coordination efforts between the two jobs at optimal levels.
At any rate, without further ado here's a brief report of what we've had going.

Westbound Hwy 151 to I-410
Last week drivers who drive eastbound Hwy 151 to I-410 wrestled with a temporary transition as the auxiliary lane that's normally between the on-ramp from Hunt Lane and the exit ramp to I-410 was converted to a normal acceleration lane. After the initial transition the morning of June 9 we had several signs placed along the road to alert drivers of the change. The transition allowed Williams Brothers to build some drain structures across the existing exit ramp.
That work finished a little faster than initially expected (it took one week rather than two) and traffic is now back to normal with the auxiliary lane back open.

New ramps on I-410 between Hwy 151 and Culebra
We have a number of ramps we're working on along the I-410 corridor on both sides of the road. The first to become part of your daily life is the new southbound exit ramp to Military Drive - which also brings a nifty bypass to get traffic around Military Drive to reach the businesses at Westover Marketplace. That will also mean the closure of the current Hwy 151 exit. Here's a look at what that'll be like (click to enlarge):
Once the exit and its bypass are open and fully in use (could be as early as August, if all goes right) we'll probably convert the old exit to Hwy 151 to an entrance ramp for all that traffic from Culebra Road. The southbound on-ramp from Culebra will bridge over the exit to Military and, because of some issues with the fabrication of steel beams for that bridge, will not be ready until the end of this year.
On the northbound side there's that pesky exit ramp to Culebra Road that's been closed since November. This one has also been impacted by some beam issues and the resultant refocus on work in other areas, and we are hoping today to have things reopened before Halloween. Before we can do that we'll need to have the entrance from Military Drive opened, which bridges over what will be the exit to Culebra. The good news is once that entrance is done all we need to do is lay asphalt for the Culebra exit, which shouldn't take too long at all. Our field personnel is trying to press this work item so we get it done sooner than later.

Hwy 151 progress
We already talked about that interruption on the eastbound side of Hwy 151. On the westbound side we've had the exit to Hunt Lane closed since February. We are still on pace to have it reopened by the end of August as promised.

The direct connectors
The key components of the project are the direct connectors taking eastbound Hwy 151 traffic to northbound I-410 and southbound I-410 traffic to westbound Hwy 151. We had some issues with the steel beams required for the longer bridge spans - those are all ironed out now (see what we did right there?). Right now we are hoping to have the remaining bridge support beams set early 2018 and put traffic on the connectors mid-2018.

South of Hwy 151
This work is still in the earliest stages, though you'll likely notice we've already started building bridge support columns near the intersection of US Hwy 90 and I-410. We have a lot to do between now and getting  open to traffic those direct connectors from eastbound US 90 to northbound I-410 and from southbound I-410 to westbound US 90. That's expected mid-2020, by the way.
The biggest pinch point right now is the southbound frontage road between Hwy 151 and Marbach Road. We have a ramp closed in that area (the southbound exit to Lakeside Pkwy) and traffic is reduced to a single lane for a few hundred feet. Williams Brothers is working hard to widen the road and construct good curbs and sidewalks along the frontage road project-wide, but we ran into a utility conflict right there approaching Marbach. If things work out the way everyone on the project is hoping. we should be wrapped up with the frontage road work by the end of 2017.
Between then and now we'll also have a noise deflection wall built along the northbound frontage road between Marbach and Hwy 151. Folks in the area should expect to see that work happening rapidly through the summer.

Friday, June 16

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at Fair Oaks Parkway. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams. Traffic will exit Fair Oaks Parkway, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway. The frontage road will be contraflowed and temporary ramps will be employed to allow traffic to remain with two lanes in each direction through the closure area. Through traffic on the frontage roads will not be permitted.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Frontage roads, all directions, at Fair Oaks Parkway. All frontage roads will be blocked at the temporary ramps from the main lanes to allow for continuous safe flow of main lane traffic.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 30. 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Westbound frontage road between Woodlake Parkway and FM 1516. Alternating lanes will close while crews build storm drain structures. One-way traffic will be controlled by a flagger.
I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Monday-Friday, June 19-23. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Schmidt and Solms roads. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 19-20. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between the Comal-Hayes county line and FM 306. Alternating lanes will close while crews install rumble strips on the shoulders.
  • Tuesday, June 20. 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Southbound main lanes at York Creek. The right lane will close while crews work on guardrail.
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Tuesday, August 1 at 5 a.m. Turnarounds, both directions, at Walzem Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews do overhead bridge work.
  • Monday-Saturday, June 19-24. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Eisenhauer Road and Crestway Drive. The left lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
  • Current until Friday, June 23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Culebra Road and Military Drive. The two right lanes will close while crews set concrete deck panels. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Culebra Road. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
  • Friday, June 16 until Friday, June 30. 8:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Frontage roads, both directions, between Marbach Road and U.S. Hwy 90. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
U.S. Hwy 90 – Near South San Antonio
  • Sunday-Monday, June 18-19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound connector ramp to northbound I-35. The ramp will close while crews stripe the road. Traffic will head south on I-35 to Theo Malone and turn around to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound frontage road between Hunt Lane and I-410. The right lane will close while crews move barriers and restripe the road.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near North San Antonio
  • Monday-Sunday, June 18-19. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes between the terminal exit for San Antonio International Airport and I-410. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 19-20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between Ingram Road and I-410. The right lane will close while crews move barrier and restripe the road. With this work the eastbound exit to I-410 will return to its original configuration.
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 20-23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Ingram Road and I-410. The right lane will close while crews do overhead bridge work. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Ingram Road. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
Other roads – Seguin
  • Current until August 31. Austin Street between Martindale and Seidman. The road will be converted to one-way only, moving southbound only, while crews do road work. Northbound traffic will use Guadalupe Street to reach its destination.
Other roads – Boerne
  • Sunday-Friday, June 18-23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hwy 46, both directions, between Ammann Road and Rust Lane as well as between FM 3351 and Evans Road. Alternating lanes will close in each location while crews lay asphalt. Traffic will be controlled by off-duty police officers.
Other roads – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Fair Oaks Parkway, both directions, at I-10. Access to and from Fair Oaks Parkway will be limited to right-in, right-out only. Cross traffic on the I-10 frontage road will not stop due to the main lanes closure.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Tarpon Drive, both directions, at I-10. Access to and from Tarpon Drive will be limited to right-in, right-out only. Cross traffic on the I-10 frontage road will not stop due to the main lanes closure.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Old Fredericksburg Road, both directions, at I-10. All lanes will close at the I-10 frontage road. Traffic will use Dietz-Elkhorn Road to reach Old Fredericksburg Road.
Other roads – Northeast San Antonio
  • Monday-Saturday, June 19-24. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Walzem Road, both directions, at I-35. All lanes will close while crews work on columns. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next cross street to reach its destination.
Other roads – East San Antonio
  • Monday-Thursday, June 19-22. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. FM 78, both directions, at Loop 1604. Alternating lanes will close while crews lay asphalt.
All closures are pending weather.

Wednesday, June 14

This weekend's closure on I-10

You may have read last week of our planned closure on I-10 at Fair Oaks Ranch scheduled for June 17-18.
Earlier today we rode along with project engineer Joe Mendez to get a feel for how the closure will go. If you missed the live broadcast, check out the rebroadcast:
Please note Joe was driving and the video device was held and operated by the passenger. #Safetyfirst, right?

Friday, June 9

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Seguin
  • Monday, June 12. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound main lanes between Hwy 123 and North Austin Street. The right lane will close while crews move barrier.
  • Tuesday, June 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound main lanes between Hwy 123 and North Austin Street. The right lane will close while crews build a new on-ramp.
I-10 – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at Fair Oaks Parkway. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams. Traffic will exit Fair Oaks Parkway, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway. The frontage road will be contraflowed and temporary ramps will be employed to allow traffic to remain with two lanes in each direction through the closure area. Through traffic on the frontage roads will not be permitted.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Frontage roads, all directions, at Fair Oaks Parkway. All frontage roads will be blocked at the temporary ramps from the main lanes to allow for continuous safe flow of main lane traffic.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Saturday, June 10 until Friday, June 30. 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. Westbound frontage road between Woodlake Parkway and FM 1516. Alternating lanes will close while crews build storm drain structures. One-way traffic will be controlled by a flagger.
I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Sunday-Wednesday, June 11-14. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between the Comal-Hayes county line and FM 306. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
  • Wednesday-Friday, June 14-16. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between FM 306 and the Comal-Hayes county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Tuesday, August 1 at 5 a.m. Turnarounds, both directions, at Walzem Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews do overhead bridge work.
  • Current until Friday, June 16. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Eisenhauer Road and Crestway Drive. The two left lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
  • Friday-Saturday, June 9-10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between Eisenhauer Road and Crestway Drive. The left lane will close while crews work on the center median.
  • Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between Rittiman Road and George Beach. The left lane will close while crews work on the digital message board.
I-35 – East San Antonio
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 12-13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between AT&T Parkway and Splashtown Drive. All lanes will close while crews move barrier. Traffic will exit Splashtown Drive and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13-14. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between AT&T Parkway and Hines Street. All lanes will close while crews move barrier. Traffic will exit AT&T Parkway and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
  • Friday-Saturday, June 9-10. 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road between Military Drive and Hwy 151. All lanes will close while crews pour concrete. Traffic will use Richland Hills and Ingram Road to reach its destination.
  • Wednesday-Thursday, June 14-15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road between Culebra Road and Military Drive. All lanes will close while crews do concrete work. Traffic will enter the highway from Culebra Road and re-exit Military Drive.
  • Thursday, June 15 until Friday, June 23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Culebra Road and Military Drive. The two right lanes will close while crews set concrete deck panels. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Culebra Road. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near North San Antonio
  • Sunday-Monday, June 11-12. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between I-35 and Josephine. The left lanes will close while crews repave the road. This closure includes ramps as needed. Traffic will follow the posted detour route.
  • Monday-Tuesday, June 12-13. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between I-35 and Mulberry Avenue. The left lanes will close while crews repave the road. This closure includes ramps as needed. Traffic will follow the posted detour route.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13-14. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound entrance ramp from East Hildebrand and northbound exit ramps to Basse Road. The ramps will close while crews lay asphalt. Traffic will use the next available ramp and turn around to reach its destination.
  • Monday-Sunday, June 18-19. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes between the terminal exit for San Antonio International Airport and I-410. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until August 31. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Friday-Monday, June 9-12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Potranco Road and I-410. The right lane will close while crews move barrier. This closure includes the ramp to I-410. Traffic will exit Callaghan Road and turn around to reach its destination.
  • Monday, June 12. 9 a.m. until noon. Eastbound frontage road between Ingram Road and I-410. The left lane will close while crews hang bridge support beams.
  • Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Potranco Road and I-410. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Ingram Road. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
Other roads – New Braunfels
  • Sunday-Friday, June 11-16. 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Hwy 46, both directions, between FM 758 and I-35. Alternating lanes will close while crews repave the road.
  • Monday-Friday, June 12-16. 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Northbound Hwy 46 between FM 758 and I-35. The right lane will close while crews do concrete work.
Other roads – Seguin
  • Current until August 31. Austin Street between Martindale and Seidman. The road will be converted to one-way only, moving southbound only, while crews do road work. Northbound traffic will use Guadalupe Street to reach its destination.
  • Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m. until Monday, June 12 at 6 a.m. Austin Street, both directions, at Baxter Street. All lanes will close while crews install utility lines. Traffic will follow the posted detour route.
Other roads – Boerne
  • Sunday-Friday, June 18-23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hwy 46, both directions, between Ammann Road and Rust Lane as well as between FM 3351 and Evans Road. Alternating lanes will close in each location while crews lay asphalt. Traffic will be controlled by off-duty police officers.
Other roads – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Fair Oaks Parkway, both directions, at I-10. Access to and from Fair Oaks Parkway will be limited to right-in, right-out only. Cross traffic on the I-10 frontage road will not stop due to the main lanes closure.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Tarpon Drive, both directions, at I-10. Access to and from Tarpon Drive will be limited to right-in, right-out only. Cross traffic on the I-10 frontage road will not stop due to the main lanes closure.
  • Saturday, June 17 at 5 a.m. until Monday, June 19 at 6 a.m. Old Fredericksburg Road, both directions, at I-10. All lanes will close at the I-10 frontage road. Traffic will use Dietz-Elkhorn Road to reach Old Fredericksburg Road.
Other roads – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 16. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Walzem Road, both directions, at I-35. All lanes will close while crews do overhead work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next available cross road to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Monday, June 12. 9 a.m. until noon. Ingram Road, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams overhead. Traffic in each direction will turn right onto Hwy 151 frontage road and turn around at the next cross street to reach its destination.
  • Monday-Friday, June 12-16. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Potranco Road, both directions, between Tisbury Parkway and Hunt Lane. The left lane will close while crews work on concrete medians.
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13-14. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Wiseman Boulevard, both directions, at Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews set bridge deck panels overhead. Traffic in both directions will turn right onto Loop 1604 and turn around at the next cross street to reach its destination.
All closures are pending weather.

US 281 project start date

The $192 million project to expand US 281 to a six-lane expressway with frontage roads between Lp 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway will begin on July 17.

What we are doing
The finished product will have three express lanes in each direction, one of those lanes being reserved for transit and carpool vehicles. Frontage roads will match the existing road today with two or three lanes each way.

We are also finishing the interchange at Lp 1604 with the four remaining direct connectors north of Lp 1604. A direct ramp to and from a new VIA facility at Stone Oak Parkway is included. 
Webber Construction won the contract in February. They have about three and a half years to finish the work. We expect to wrap up work the first half of 2021. 

What to expect
Our ultimate goal is to maintain the current level of service to drivers during construction. That means keeping the same number of lanes operating that are available today and keeping the traffic signals optimized for through traffic flow. Yes, we'll be keeping the superstreet going through the duration of work. Signal timing is done by the city of San Antonio, and we will maintain careful contact with their staff to ensure things work properly all the way.
Lane closures for planned work activities are limited to overnight hours (9 p.m. until 5 a.m.) Monday until Thursday. We will have no overnight closures on Friday nights.
We will have occasional weekend-long closures for major work items 3 a.m. Saturdays until 5 a.m. Mondays. During these weekend closures we will keep one lane open in both directions on the main lanes of US 281. It'll be rough getting through, but it will be passable.
All closures will be posted in our weekly closures alert, and major closures will be announced on this blog as needed. 

What will be built first
After barricades and construction signs are set (that will take a couple of weeks) crews will start working on what will become the northbound frontage road beginning around Loop 1604. Minor overnight closures will be used to get the work zone set up and the first phase of work underway.
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