Tuesday, October 28

I-10 Huebner update

With traffic (in both directions) using the new eastbound bridge over DeZavala Road, bridge crews are in full swing to reconstruct the westbound bridge. Right now, that means a lot of demolishing, and will soon mean drilling crews to start digging the foundations for the bridge supports. Webber has six months or so to build the overpass, so they are talking about having the bridge built (and traffic using it) by early May 2015.

Near UTSA Boulevard, bridge crews are finishing up the east-to-west turnaround. Over the next few weeks, crews will be busy building the barrier along the edges of the bridge and finishing the approaches to the bridge on either side. Webber Construction says the new turnaround will "definitely" be open before Thanksgiving.

Westbound traffic routes to UTSA Boulevard continues to be an issue. The Westbound exit ramp is closed, and will remain closed for about six months, while crews work on the new eastbound bridge. The area of road to be reconstructed nearly overlaps the start of the ramp itself, making access to the ramp nearly impossible. In order to maintain the safest routes possible, the ramp is closed per the plans of the project.

Traffic headed to UTSA Boulevard will need to take the "frontage road" exit immediately west of UTSA Boulevard, then turn around at Loop 1604 and use the eastbound access to UTSA Boulevard. Students, faculty and visitors might consider using Loop 1604 to reach the campus.