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Monday, March 27

Some full roadway closures coming up soon

We have three major closures - full closures, in fact - that missed Friday's lane closures post. We'll work through them chronologically.

Potranco Road
Tuesday-Friday, March 28-31. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. All lanes of Potranco Road will close between Empressario and American Lotus while crews place concrete bridge beams at the Medio Creek Bridge. Traffic will use Grosenbacher and Military Drive to reach its destination.
This work is being done by crews working on behalf of Bexar County Public Works as they expand Potranco Road between Loop 1604 and Hwy 211.

I-35 - New Braunfels
Tuesday, March 28. 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Northbound frontage road between Schmidt and Walnut avenues. The left lane will close while crews move barrier.
Tuesday, March 28. 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. Northbound main lanes between Schmidt and Walnut avenues. The right two lanes will close while crews move barrier.
Tuesday-Thursday, March 28-30. 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Schmidt and Walnut avenues. All lanes will close while crews move barrier and restripe the road. Traffic will exit Walnut Ave, continue through the intersection and use the next available ramp to re-enter the highway.
This work means Angel Brothers Construction has finished early that milestone reducing the northbound main lanes by one lane. Come Thursday morning - four days faster than promised - we'll have traffic back to full capacity.
Those who remember our earlier post on this work know we're going to turn around and do something similar on the southbound side right there at Walnut Avenue. We do not currently have that work scheduled, though we do expect it to start early in April - most likely on a Sunday night. That, too, will be a three-week milestone with the main lanes reduced around-the-clock to allow for road restoration.

You know that old southbound connector to I-410 that's being used right now? And how we've got a new connector that's been sitting - unused - for about a year?
Well, we're ready to let you use the new one. That means we're also demolishing the old one. Here's how it impacts traffic:
Thursday-Friday, April 6-7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Rittiman Road and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews switch traffic onto the new connector ramp. Traffic headed to I-410 will exit George Beach and turn around, then approach from the northbound frontage road.
Friday, April 7 at 9 p.m. until Monday, April 10 at 5 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, between Rittiman Road and George Beach will close while crews demolish the old bridge. Traffic in both directions will exit the highway and follow frontage roads to the next available ramp to reach its destination. Please note we will have all lanes reopened between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Saturday night for a "Spurs Break".
That's right - the "Spurs Break" is back. While it attracted some small criticism (where else would a state highway department plan work completely around a basketball game?), it worked very well the last time we did this. Because of that success, we're bringing it back. Saturday night the Spurs play the Clippers, and while that's happening we won't be doing any demo work. As soon as the Silver and Black secure the win, though, we'll be back to work.