The Ground Breaking on the Loop 1604 North Expansion in Texas

Oct. 20, 2022
The segment will be safer and easier to travel for residents

On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) celebrated the groundbreaking of Segment 2 of the Loop 1604 North Expansion in San Antonio.

The segment costing $418 million is part of the statewide Texas Clear Lanes initiative, which aims to increase mobility, reduce congestion, and enhance the safety on Loop 1604 through roadway improvements on more than 2.5 miles on the Interstate 10 interchange in northwest Bexar County.

Governor Greg Abbott and Chairman J. Bruce Bugg were joined at the groundbreaking ceremony by San Antonio District Engineer Gina Gallegos, P.E., along with state and local officials.

“Key construction projects all throughout Texas, just like this one to widen 1604 in San Antonio, will alleviate the traffic burden experienced by Texans in our fast-growing state,” said Gov. Abbott. “I thank TxDOT and Chairman Bugg for the hard work, vision, and leadership in ensuring Texans on the roadways get to where they’re going faster and safer. In the coming years, the exhaustive work of TxDOT and road workers with the Texas Clear Lanes initiative will relieve traffic headaches for millions of travelers and pave the way for the Lone Star State’s continued economic growth.”

“Today, we’re taking another step forward in creating more mobility and less congestion for San Antonians with the start of another segment of the Loop 1604 North Expansion project,” said TxDOT Chairman Bugg. “This project will build the improvements that are needed to help get drivers out of congestion and back to the things they want and need to do.”

“Segment 2 will add capacity with the expansion of the main lanes, increase mobility options with the addition of HOV lanes, and create more connectivity with the construction of an innovative interchange at I-10,” said District Engineer Gina E. Gallegos. “Once the Loop 1604 North Expansion is complete, drivers along Loop 1604 could see future travel times reduced by as much as 76%.”

Traffic on Loop 1604 is projected to double to approximately 290,000 drivers daily by 2045. The Segment 2 expansion project includes improvements to expand the main lanes from a four-lane to a 10-lane expressway, add high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in each direction, and construct an innovative and multi-level interchange at the I-10 intersection.

Construction on Segment 2 began in late summer 2022 and is expected to be complete by 2027.


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