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Wednesday, July 9

Major work on I-10 at DeZavala is ON for this weekend

We just got word at 11:30 today from the local leadership team with Webber Construction confirming this weekend's major work will indeed happen. This will mean major closures on the main lanes of I-10 between UTSA Blvd and Huebner Rd Friday night into Saturday morning and on DeZavala Road through the weekend.

Here are the closures:
- All but one lane of eastbound I-10 is scheduled to close Friday night at 8:30 p.m. and reopen at 5 a.m. Saturday.
- DeZavala Road will close at I-10 Friday night at 8:30 p.m. and reopen Monday morning at 5 a.m.
- The turnarounds under I-10 at DeZavala Road will close for a year, beginning Friday night.
- Eastbound and westbound main lanes will be limited to three 11-foot lanes each way for the next year, beginning Saturday morning.

During these closures, access will be possible for all - but it will be frustrating for most. The posted detour for DeZavala traffic is to turn right onto the frontage road, then turn around at UTSA Blvd (southbound DZV) or at Fredericksburg Rd (northbound DZV). The best thing for folks to do is find an alternate route to get to your destination. We are hoping people avoid the intersection of DeZavala Road and I-10 unless it's absolutely needed; if you're using the intersection, please plan some extra time into your commute. If you are a walker note that all through traffic under I-10 at DeZavala - including foot and bike traffic - is restricted this weekend. Walkers and bikers will need to use the crosswalks at UTSA Blvd. or at Huebner Rd. to reach their destination.

No detour is needed for traffic on I-10, but expect significant delays Friday night and Saturday.

These closures will allow Webber to tear out the eastbound side of the overpass bridge and begin a six-month process of reconstructing the bridge. The overpass will be taller, wider and longer than the current bridge is (though most of us will only notice the widening). Once the eastbound side is done, Webber will move over to the westbound side (requiring another weekend like this one).

Excavation for the new bridge support structures will begin immediately after this weekend's demolition work. Daily drivers could see the bridge support columns begin going up by the end of the month. This work can be mostly done without major closures, but folks should anticipate occasional daytime closures on the frontage roads. These won't be major, but will mirror closures Webber has had in recent weeks.