Texas DOT Receiving $16 Million Grant to Build Bike Lanes

Nov. 22, 2023
The grant will cover 100% of the estimated cost of preliminary engineering and construction

According to a news release, San Antonio was awarded approximately $16 million as part of the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside grant program.

The project goal is to construct roughly one mile of two-way, separated bike lanes through downtown San Antonio from Flores Street to Interstate 37.

The route for the new lanes will include Dolorosa, Market, Alamo and Commerce streets. The project will also upgrade traffic signals, signage, and bicycle and pedestrian safety lighting, the news release said.

“We would like to thank the U.S. Department of Transportation and TxDOT for helping us add world-class bicycle infrastructure along important downtown roadways,” Public Works Director Razi Hosseini said. “At the City of San Antonio, we actively seek federal and state funding to allow us to take on new projects and further benefit residents. From City Hall to the Convention Center, this cycle track will provide a safer experience for all who travel down Market Street and Commerce Street.”

The grant will cover 100% of the estimated cost of preliminary engineering and construction. Construction is slated to begin in fiscal year 2026. A separate project is planned to continue the cycle track further west on Dolorosa Street and Buena Vista Street from Flores Street to Frio Street, ultimately providing a safe, protected east-west cycle facility across downtown.


Source: KSAT.com