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Friday, August 29

Next week's construction-related closures

 Interstate 10

Tuesday-WednesdaySeptember 2-3

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Eastbound frontage road between UTSA Boulevard and DeZavala Road (northwest San Antonio)

The two left lanes will close while crews prepare for the September 3-4 closure of DeZavala Road. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily

Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and lay pipe. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily

Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Eastbound main lanes between Loop 1604 and Fredericksburg Road (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and place asphalt. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Westbound main lanes between UTSA Boulevard and Huebner Road (northwest San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews widen the roadway. Expect delays.

 

Thursday-FridaySeptember 4-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Eastbound frontage road between UTSA Boulevard and DeZavala Road (northwest San Antonio)

The two left lanes will close while crews finish work related to the September 3-4 closure on DeZavala Road. Expect delays.

 

Interstate 35

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Southbound frontage road at Rittiman Road (northeast San Antonio)

The left lane will close while crews move barrier and move trucks through the work area. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Southbound frontage road at Fratt Road (northeast San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews lay asphalt. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily

Southbound frontage road at Fratt Road (northeast San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews lay asphalt. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Southbound main lanes between George Beach and Eisenhauer (northeast San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close to allow trucks safe access to the project area. Expect delays.

 

Interstate 37

No closures scheduled.

 

Interstate 410

Tuesday-FridaySeptember 2-5

9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Eastbound exit to southbound I-35 (northeast San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews build barrier. Expect delays.

 

Loop 1604

No closures scheduled.

 

U.S. Highway 90

No closures scheduled.

 

U.S. Highway 281

Tuesday-WednesdaySeptember 2-3

9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Southbound frontage road between Bitters Road and Nakoma Drive (north-central San Antonio)

All lanes will close while crews hang bridge support beams for the Wurzbach Parkway overpass bridge. Traffic will enter the southbound main lanes and take the Nakoma Exit ramp to reach its destination. Expect delays.

 

Saturday, September 6

5 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Southbound main lanes between Bitters Road and Nakoma Drive (north-central San Antonio)

The right lanes will close while crews set barrier for work associated with the Wurzbach Parkway project. Expect delays.

 

Other roads

Tuesday, September 2

9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Starcrest Drive at Wurzbach Parkway (north-central San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews do roadwork. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday, September 2

9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Jones-Maltsberger at Wurzbach Parkway (north-central San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews work on the roadway. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-WednesdaySeptember 2-3

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Southbound DeZavala Road at I-10 (northwest San Antonio)

The two right lanes will close while crews prepare for the September 3-4 closure on DeZavala Road. Expect delays.

 

Tuesday-SaturdaySeptember 2-6

8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Medical Drive, both directions, between Ewing Halsell and Fairhaven Street (Medical Center)

Alternating lanes will close while crews do roadwork. Expect delays.

 

Wednesday-ThursdaySeptember 3-4

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.

DeZavala Road at I-10 (northwest San Antonio)

All lanes will close while crews hang bridge support beams. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road in each direction and use turnarounds at the next intersection to reach its destination. Expect delays.

 

Thursday-FridaySeptember 4-5

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.

Northbound DeZavala Road at I-10 (northwest San Antonio)

The two right lanes will close while crews finish work related to the September 3-4 closure of DeZavala Road. Expect delays.

 

Saturday-MondaySeptember 6-8

5 a.m. until 9 p.m. continuous

Wurzbach Parkway between Starcrest and Wetmore (north-central San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the roadway. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-TuesdaySeptember 7-9

7 a.m. until 5 p.m. continuous

Buckhorn Drive at Wurzbach Parkway (McAllister Park)

The entrance to McAllister Park will close while crews pave the area. Visitors to the park will use the entrance on Jones-Maltsberger. Expect delays.

 

Friday-SaturdaySeptember 12-13

11 p.m. until 11 p.m. continuous

Jones-Maltsberger at Wurzbach Parkway intersection (north-central San Antonio)

All lanes will close while crews pave the intersection. Traffic will use Arion Parkway, the U.S. Highway 281 frontage road and Bitters Road to reach its destination. Expect delays.

 

Sunday, September 14

4 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Starcrest Drive at Wurzbach Parkway (north-central San Antonio)

All lanes will close, one direction at a time, while crews pave the road. Traffic will follow the posted detour. Expect delays.

 

All planned lane closures are pending weather.

Tuesday, August 26

I-10 Huebner update

Let's get the big elephant in the room out of the way to start:

The night of Wednesday, September 3, Webber Construction will shut down the intersection of DeZavala Road at I-10 while bridge builders set bridge support beams. Through traffic will use turnarounds at UTSA Blvd and at Fredericksburg Road to reach its destination. The intersection will be reopened in time for the Thursday morning commute.

A slew of overnight closures at that intersection the night of September 2 and September 4 will also take place to prepare for the Wednesday night work. We will have a similar batch of closures to pour the bridge deck somewhere around September 18-19 (weather permitting).

As work at DeZavala continues through the school year, traffic at the intersection is bound to continue to build - particularly for those turning left. In an effort to relieve some of this congestion, Webber crews are working to finish work near the west-to-east turnaround at UTSA Blvd so westbound traffic can use the turnaround there to reach destinations near Wal-Mart instead of going through the DeZavala Road intersection.

Eastbound traffic headed to destinations near HEB and Home Depotcan use turnarounds at Fredericksburg Road or Huebner Road rather than turning left at the DeZavala intersection. This should help the flow of traffic at DeZavala a little through the upcoming months.

Now, time for elephant number two:

Webber will close all main lanes of I-10 at UTSA Boulevard the nights of Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9 and 10, to set bridge support beams for the east-to-west turnaround at UTSA Blvd. Traffic will exit UTSA Boulevard and travel along the frontage road to get through the area.

Eastbound lanes will close first, at 8:30 p.m. nightly. Westbound lanes will close around 10 p.m. All lanes will be reopened by 5:30 a.m.

Project bosses hope to have this work finished in a single night, but we are planning on two nights of closures to ensure enough time.

Beyond this, road crews are using nightly alternating lane closures to lay asphalt and work on barriers. Bridge builders are focused on work near UTSA Blvd and DeZavala Road. Overhead highway sign supports will also be built with routine overnight lane closures.

The project is currently running ahead of schedule for its mid-2015 completion target.

Wurzbach Parkway progress

A week ago crews with Texas Sterling Construction moved westbound traffic along the parkway between Wetmore Ave. and Mud Creek onto the permanent westbound lanes, dividing traffic near Buckhorn Drive.

The move marks completion of the Mud Creek bridge, opening access under the bridge for the Salado Creek Greenway connector. The temporary crossing at Buckhorn Drive, put in by the city of San Antonio in 2012, is no longer in use - the signals have already been removed.

Crews are now working on the center median barrier - a concrete barrier dividing eastbound traffic from cars on the westbound side. That barrier already exists for most of the parkway between Wetmore and Jones-Maltsberger, but the glaring need was to build east of Mud Creek. Once that median is finished the final layer of asphalt will be placed.

Final asphalt surface is typically the last major work to be done on any project, allowing traffic to use the new road while minor tasks are finished. Right now we have the concrete median, final asphalt surface and electrical work to complete. 

Project bosses are saying traffic will be using the full length of the new parkway between Jones-Maltsberger and Wetmore before Halloween.

The segment between West Avenue and Jones-Maltsberger is still on pace for completion mid-2015. Crews are focusing work on the U.S. 281 corridor, particularly on the southbound side. September 6 crews with Williams Brothers Construction will close the right lane of U.S. 281 to set barrier. That barrier will provide a safe work zone for crews building new exit and entrance ramps between Bitters Road and Nakoma Drive.

Major closures on 281 to complete the overpass are not expected until later this year.

Friday, August 22

Next week's construction-related closures

Interstate 10

Monday-FridayAugust 25-29

9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily

Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and lay pipe. Expect delays.

 

Monday-FridayAugust 25-29

9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily

Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Monday-FridayAugust 25-29

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Monday-FridayAugust 25-29

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-FridayAugust 24-29

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Eastbound main lanes between Loop 1604 and Fredericksburg Road (northwest San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and place asphalt. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-FridayAugust 24-29

8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly

Westbound main lanes between UTSA Boulevard and Huebner Road (northwest San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews widen the roadway. Expect delays.

 

Interstate 35

Sunday, August 24

3 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Northbound main lanes between George Beach and Rittiman Road (northeast San Antonio)

The two left lanes will close while crews build barrier. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-MondayAugust 24-25

9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Southbound frontage road at Rittiman Road (northeast San Antonio)

The left lane will close while crews move barrier and move trucks through the work area. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-FridayAugust 24-29

9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Southbound main lanes between George Beach and Eisenhauer (northeast San Antonio)

Alternating lanes will close to allow trucks safe access to the project area. Expect delays.

 

Interstate 37

No closures scheduled.

 

Interstate 410

Sunday, August 24

4 a.m. until noon

Eastbound exit to northbound I-35 (northeast San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews move barrier. Expect delays.

 

Sunday, August 24

3 a.m. until 10 a.m.

Northbound main lanes between Binz-Engleman and northbound I-35 (northeast San Antonio)

All lanes will close while crews repair potholes. Traffic will exit Space Center Drive and reenter northbound I-35 after Rittiman Road. Expect delays.

 

Sunday-FridayAugust 24-29

9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Eastbound exit to southbound I-35 (northeast San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews build barrier. Expect delays.

 

Wednesday-ThursdayAugust 27-28

9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Northbound main lanes between Binz-Engleman and northbound I-35 (northeast San Antonio)

All lanes will close while crews move barrier. Traffic will exit Space Center Drive and reenter northbound I-35 after Rittiman Road. Expect delays.

 

Loop 1604

Saturday-SaturdayAugust 23-30

Midnight until 5 a.m. continuous

Main lanes, both directions, between Emory Peak and Big Mesa/Spurs Ranch (west Bexar County)

Alternating lanes will close as needed while crews perform finish-up work.

 

Monday-FridayAugust 25-29

9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily

Main lanes, both directions, between Emory Peak and Big Mesa/Spurs Ranch (west Bexar County)

Alternating lanes will close to clean up and place topsoil.

 

U.S. Highway 90

No closures scheduled.

 

U.S. Highway 281

Saturday, August 23

5 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Southbound main lanes between Winding Way and Nakoma Drive (north-central San Antonio)

The right lane will close while crews set barrier for work associated with the Wurzbach Parkway project. Expect delays.

 

Other roads

Thursday-SaturdayAugust 27-30

8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Fredericksburg Road, both directions, between Louis Pasteur and Data Point (Medical Center)

Alternating lanes will close while crews do roadwork and prepare to switch traffic to the next construction phase. Expect delays.

 

Thursday-SaturdayAugust 27-30

8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly

Medical Drive, both directions, between Ewing Halsell and Fairhaven Street (Medical Center)

Alternating lanes will close while crews do roadwork and prepare to switch traffic to the next construction phase. Expect delays.

 

All planned lane closures are pending weather

Thursday, August 21

Fred-Med's latest developments

The next big change at the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Medical Drive is scheduled to happen the night of Thursday, August 28.

Starting at 7 p.m., Texas Sterling Construction will have significant alternating lane closures on Fredericksburg Road while crews restripe the road for the next phase of work. The traffic signals will be turned off during this work, leaving traffic direction to a flagger at the intersection. The road will be opened in time for the Friday morning commute.

For daily drivers the change means little more than a change in driving path; no lanes will be lost, an d none really gained. The width of the intersection on Fredericksburg will be greater, accommodating the width of the future through lanes as well as the eastbound and westbound access roads.thebiggest change will come for pedestrians and businesses at the intersection - most of the driveways closed for the last phase will reopen and sidewalks along the eastbound lanes of Medical will be ready for use.

The Thursday night closures will allow crews to move traffic into the final "frontage road" configuration, with eastbound and westbound traffic separated by the area the future through lanes of Medical Drive will run on. This also means construction activities will shift focus to the underpass. Project supervisors expect to be ready to build the Fredericksburg Road bridge mid-fall.

Monday, August 18

Project updates - Comal County


I-35 Selma

This project wrapped up about a week ago, and all that's left is paperwork and what we call a "punch list". For the purposes of those routinely driving through the area, the project is complete and finished. We're glad to have that extra lane on I-35 between FM 3009 and Loop 1604; it seems to be doing its job thus far!

Loop 337

Hunter Industries has removed some of the overhang materials from the overpass and their electrical subcontractor is nearly finished with the new signal poles at I-35 and Rueckle Road. That means most of the work on the bridge itself - we removed a bridge rail and a center median - is wrapping up. We have plenty of paving work left to do, though, with an entire half of a roadway left to be built.

That road work should begin in the next week or two, with traffic shifting over onto the new asphalt to allow the room to do what needs to be done.

Right now we're on pace to finish up by Halloween - roughly three months ahead of schedule.

Seguin Avenue

Next week - August 27 - we will join the city of New Braunfels and the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to christen the newly completed underpass expansion on Seguin Avenue.

This is a project that's taken nearly 30 years to complete. Most of that time was spent planning and coordinating between agencies, and just under two years was spent in actual construction. The old underpass, built in the 1930s under the Works Progress Administration plan to fund road projects in order to provide local jobs to those struggling through the Great Depression, was just two lanes wide. Growth over the last 70 years has made the expansion of the underpass a must, and local leaders saw the need as early as the 1980s.

In an ironic twist of fate, the same company contracted to build the original underpass in 1935 was hired to construct the new one. Austin Bridge Company preserved the stone that made up the hand-set retaining walls in order to use that stone as a facade on the new retaining walls, keeping the historic feel of the original project.

In addition to the historic feel, the new underpass features four lanes, a drastically improved drain structure and sidewalks for folks traveling by foot or by bicycle. All features were opened up earlier this month.

U.S. Highway 281


This week's construction-related closures

Interstate 10
Monday-Friday, August 18-22
9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily
Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and lay pipe. Expect delays.

Monday-Friday, August 18-22
9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily
Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

Monday-Friday, August 18-22
8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly
Westbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

Monday-Friday, August 18-22
8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly
Eastbound frontage road between Huebner Road and Loop 1604 (northwest San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and build storm drain. Expect delays.

Sunday-Friday, August 17-22
8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly
Eastbound main lanes between Loop 1604 and Fredericksburg Road (northwest San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier and place asphalt. Expect delays.

Sunday-Friday, August 17-22
8:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. nightly
Westbound main lanes between UTSA Boulevard and Huebner Road (northwest San Antonio)
The right lane will close while crews widen the roadway. Expect delays.

Interstate 35
Sunday-Friday, August 17-22
9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly
Southbound main lanes between Eisenhauer and George Beach (northeast San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close to allow trucks to safely enter and exit the work zone. Expect delays.

Sunday-Friday, August 17-22
9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly
Northbound main lanes between George Beach and Rittiman Road (northeast San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews build concrete rail and stripe the roadway. Expect delays.

Sunday-Friday, August 17-22
9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly
Southbound frontage road between Rittiman and George Beach (northeast San Antonio)
Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier. Expect delays.

Interstate 37
No closures scheduled.

Interstate 410
Tuesday-Wednesday, August 19-20
9 p.m. until 5 a.m.
Northbound main lanes between Binz Engleman and Rittiman Road (northeast San Antonio)
All lanes will close while crews conduct survey work. Traffic will exit Space Center Drive and proceed through the Rittiman Road intersection, then reenter the highway. Expect long delays.

Loop 1604
Monday-Saturday, August 18-23
10 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly
Northbound main lanes between Shaenfield and Braun roads (northwest San Antonio)
The right lane and shoulder will close while crews set barrier.

Monday-Friday, August 17-23
9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily
Main lanes, both directions, between Bandera and Culebra roads (northwest San Antonio)
The right lane and shoulder will close while crews perform various work items.

Saturday-Saturday, August 16-23
Midnight until 5 a.m. nightly
Main lanes, both directions, between Emory Peak and Big Mesa/Spurs Ranch (west Bexar County)
Alternating lanes will close while crews perform finish-up work.

Monday-Friday, August 18-22
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily
Main lanes, both directions, between Emory Peak and Big Mesa/Spurs Ranch (west Bexar County)
Alternating lanes will close to clean up and place topsoil.

U.S. Highway 90
No closures scheduled.

U.S. Highway 281
No closures scheduled.

Other roads
No closures scheduled.

All planned lane closures are pending weather.
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