San Antonio transportation proposal to ease traffic congestion

Oct. 17, 2017

The city council is expected to decide on the $83.5 million proposal that consists of various projects some time next year

The city of San Antonio’s transportation committee approved an $83.5 million package that will be presented to members of the city council sometime this year.

Assistant Director of Transportation and Capital Improvements Art Reinhart briefed the committee on the seven projects that would be funded largely through the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization—a federal fund.

The projects include $23 million to build an overpass at S. Zarzamora and Frio City Road. The overpass would ease congestion if it’s selected and approved for funding.

The city is also looking at creating pedestrian and bicycle lanes at Roosevelt from St. Mary’s Street to Loop 410, for about $5 million. The proposed project would also include Harry Wurzbach Road from Loop 410 to Dove Haven Drive, at a cost of $10 million.

Road expansions on South New Braunfels from Lyster to Loop 410 and Prue Road from Cedar Park to Old Pure Road/Rocky Trail, would total about $20 million.

The project also calls for citywide pedestrian and bike mobility studies, as well as corridor mobility planning for about $11 million. Other improvements include additional ITS enhancements to improve traffic flow for about $4.5 million.

The city council is expected to soon consider the projects, which may be approved as early as spring.


Source: KSAT-TV