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Wednesday, September 10

I-10 closure at Ralph Fair Road planned

This week, folks are planning around full main-lane closures on I-10 at UTSA Boulevard. Next week, we'll all need to plan around a full main-lane closure on I-10 at Ralph Fair Road.

Next week's closure will make this week's seem like a walk in the park.

Here's what will be closed:
  • Main lanes, both directions, between Boerne Stage Road and Fair Oaks Ranch Parkway
  • Ralph Fair Road, both directions, between Old Fredericksburg Road and the I-10 eastbound frontage road
Work will begin Saturday, September 20 at 5 a.m. and crews will have everything reopened in time for the Monday morning commute. This closure will allow Sundt Construction to hang bridge support beams for the Ralph Fair Road overpass over the I-10 main lanes. These 165-feet-long beams will be some of the largest concrete support beams in the state of Texas.

Here's the planned/marked detour route for the main lanes:
  • Exit Ralph Fair Road, continue through intersection, re-enter highway after Ralph Fair Road
Here's the planned/marked detour route for Ralph Fair Road:
  • To reach Boerne Stage Road, turn left onto Old Fredericksburg Road, then right onto Aue Road, then left onto the I-10 frontage road (which is two-way between Aue and Boerne Stage roads)
  • To reach westbound I-10 turn right onto Old Fredericksburg Road, then left onto Lost Creek Gap, then left onto the I-10 frontage road (which is two-way), then use the entrance ramp between Ralph Fair Road and Fair Oaks Ranch Parkway
  • To reach eastbound I-10 turn right onto Old Fredericksburg Road, then left onto Lost Creek Gap, then right onto the I-10 frontage road, then turn around at Fair Oaks Ranch Parkway and enter the highway at the next available entrance ramp
Project supervisors fully anticipate traffic on I-10 to back up to Boerne (eastbound) and to Loop 1604 (westbound), and perhaps beyond. Those who don't live in the area are cautioned to find different routes - like using Texas Hwy 46 and U.S. Hwy 281 - to travel between San Antonio and Boerne. The route may mean more miles, but the time to travel just might be significantly shorter.

In case all the bullet points are a bit confusing, here's a look at the work area ... red roads are closed, green roads mark the I-10 main lanes detour, blue roads mark the Ralph Fair Road detour.

This is the first of seven total closures of I-10 at Ralph Fair Road to take place over the next year while Sundt Construction rebuilds the Ralph Fair Road overpass bridge. The next such closure has not yet been definitively scheduled, but could be as early as October.
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