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Monday, September 29

Projects approved by the Commission this month

We haven't done this sort of post in a while, but they are just so helpful to get to know an idea of what projects lie ahead. For instance, some projects we have already received bids on and are awaiting some utilities adjustments to begin include:
- UTSA Boulevard between I-10 and Eduard Jiminez, expand the road to a four-lane divided road
- FM 1101 (New Braunfels) between Hwy 46 and FM 306, expand the road to include a center left-turn lane and bike lanes
- I-35 between FM 306 and Conrads-Kohlenberg Rdd (New Braunfels), reconfigure entrance and exit ramps
- Walnut Avenue (New Braunfels) between Kerlick and Landa streets, expand to a four-lane road

There are more projects, but this gets the biggest ones out in the open.

In the month of September, the Texas Transportation Commission approved five projects in the San Antonio District, totaling a little over $9 million in construction costs. Two of these projects are in Bexar County, and one each are in Atascosa, Kendall and Kerr counties. Here's a quick run-down:


Along U.S. Hwy 281, between the Bexar County line and FM 3006, $479,000 for the maintenance off fixed objects - such as guardrail, signs, that sort of thing.


On I-37, around U.S. Hwy 181 (on the southeast side of town), $2.2 million to install a cable barrier - those cables that run in the center median along the Interstate highways in the area.

On U.S. Highway 281, between San Pedro and Newell Street (north-central San Antonio), $463,000 to add rumble strips for safety along the edge lines of the highway.


On I-10 between Hwy 46 and U.S. Hwy 87 (basically through Boerne), $3.5 million to reconfigure the entrance and exit ramps, as well as improve the intersections.


On Hwy 39 at Hunt Crossing, $2.5 million to replace the narrow bridge.

Now, on this list, the major two projects are in Kendall and in Kerr counties. We'll talk more about these projects as they get nearer to their respective start dates. For those keeping track, the earliest any of these projects can begin is late December or early January. Don't look for any work - utility adjustments aside - between now and the start of 2015.