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Wednesday, September 3

DeZavala Road closed tonight

As a reminder to everyone on the northwest side of San Antonio:

DeZavala Road will close at the intersection of I-10 tonight at 8:30 p.m.

We'll have the intersection reopened in time for the morning commute (translation: 5:30 a.m.).

The closure will allow crews with Webber Construction to set bridge support beams forming the backbone of the new eastbound I-10 overpass bridge, which was demolished for reconstruction this summer. While this work is being done, traffic on DeZavala Road will turn right onto the I-10 frontage roads and use turnarounds to get back to DeZavala Road and continue on to any late-night destinations. Just to be clear:

  • If you're going east on DeZavala (that is, if you're going from the Wal-Mart to the HEB), you'll turn right onto the eastbound frontage road, then turn around at the Fredericksburg Road connector. From there, you'll follow the westbound frontage road back to DeZavala Road and continue on to your destination.
  • If you're going west on DeZavala (from the HEB to the Wal-Mart), you'll turn right onto the westbound frontage road, then turn around at UTSA Boulevard. From there, you'll follow the eastbound frontage road to DeZavala Road and continue on to your destination.
For those familiar with the area, this is the exact same detour route used in July when we closed the intersection for an entire weekend to demo the bridge and set up the work area at DeZavala Road.

What does this mean for the project overall? Well, this is good news - it means Webber is running ahead of schedule to have the eastbound overpass complete and back in use by January. Once the beams are set, they'll need to do one more overnight closure (likely by mid-October) to pour concrete to form the bridge deck. Project bosses have not yet indicated if that closure will be a complete closure, or if it will be done a few lanes (of DeZavala) at a time.

One last item:

So folks are aware and can be expecting it, Webber has plans to close the main lanes of I-10 at UTSA Boulevard - in both directions - overnight for two nights next week. This work will allow bridge crews to set support beams forming the east-to-west turnaround over I-10. That closure will happen Tuesday and Wednesday nights (Sept. 9 and 10) between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. nightly.