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Friday, September 22

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Boerne
  • Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 26 at 5 a.m. Westbound main lanes at Hwy 46. The right lane will close while crews resurface the road.
I-35 – Austin
  • Friday, September 22 at 10 p.m. until Saturday, September 23 at 10 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at Oltorf Street. All lanes will close while crews demolish a bridge. Traffic will exit Oltorf (exit 232A) and re-enter at the next available ramp.
I-35 – Schertz
  • Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 6 a.m. Southbound main lanes at FM 1103. The left lanes will close while crews set barrier.
I-35 – East San Antonio
  • Saturday, September 23. 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Southbound main lanes between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close, two lanes at a time, while crews stripe the road. This closure will require ramps as needed. Traffic will use the next available ramp to reach its destination.
  • Sunday-Friday, September 24-29. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Broadway and I-410. Alternating lanes will close while crews work on bridge joints.
  • Monday, September 25 until Monday, October 9. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Thousand Oaks. Alternating lanes will close while crews lay asphalt.
I-37 – Downtown San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. Northbound exit ramp to Florida and Carolina avenues (exit 140A). The ramp will close while crews rebuild the slope near the exit. Traffic will exit Cesar Chavez (exit 140B) and turn around to reach its destination.
I-410 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Saturday, September 23. 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastbound exit ramp to southbound I-35. The ramp will close while crews restripe the road. Traffic will use the frontage road through Walzem to reach its destination.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, September 30. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between US 90 and Hwy 151. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Tuesday, October 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
U.S. Hwy 90 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 5 a.m. Eastbound frontage road between Hunt Lane and I-410. The left lane will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Sunday-Friday, September 24-29. 6:30 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Hunt Lane and I-410. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the exit to I-410. Traffic will exit Military and turn around to reach its destination.
  • Monday-Friday, September 25-29. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound frontage road between Hunt Lane and I-410. The left lane will close while crews do bridge work.
U.S. Hwy 281 – North San Antonio
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 25-27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 26-29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound frontage road at Sonterra Boulevard. The left lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Sonterra Boulevard. Traffic will continue south and use the next available ramp.
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 26-19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound frontage road between Sonterra Boulevard and Loop 1604. The center and right lanes will close while crews mark the pavement.
  • Wednesday-Friday, September 27-29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Loop 1604 and Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews mark the pavement. This closure includes the exit ramp to Sonterra Boulevard. Traffic will exit Donella and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Thursday, September 28 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 29 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Encino Rio and Evans Road. The right turn lane will close while crews set barrier.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near north San Antonio
  • Sunday-Friday, September 24-29. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Josephine and I-410. The left lanes will close while crews stripe the road. This closure includes ramps as needed.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday-Wednesday, October 2-4. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound exit ramp to northbound US Hwy 281. The ramp will close while crews set barrier. Traffic will exit Gold Canyon and continue along the frontage road to reach the northbound US 281 frontage road.
  • Monday-Thursday, October 2-5. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound frontage road at US Hwy 281. The left lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure includes the east-to-west turnaround. Traffic will turn around by using the signalized intersection.
  • Tuesday-Friday, October 3-6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound frontage road between US Hwy 281 and Stone Oak Parkway. The left lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure includes the east-to-west turnaround. Traffic will turn around by using the signalized intersection.
Loop 1604 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, January 26. North-to-south turnaround at Bandera Road. The turnaround will remain closed while crews do road work. Traffic will use the signalized intersection to turn around.
Other roads – Castroville
  • Saturday, September 23. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between FM 471 and the Bexar-Medina county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
  • Sunday, September 24. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. FM 471, both directions, west of Hwy 211. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
Other roads – East San Antonio
  • Monday, September 25 until Friday, October 6. 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Westbound FM 78 between Wood Glen Drive and Foster Road. The right lane will close while crews do concrete work.
Other roads – Southwest San Antonio
  • Sunday, September 24. Noon until 8 p.m. FM 2536, both directions, between Loop 1604 and I-410. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Monday, September 25. 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. (with a break between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.). FM 2536, both directions, between Loop 1604 and I-410. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
Other roads – Far west San Antonio
  • Sunday, September 24. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. FM 471, both directions, between Old FM 471 and Hwy 211. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road. One-way traffic will be controlled by flaggers.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hunt Lane, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Potranco Road is closed.
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Hunt Lane is closed.
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 25-27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, between Loop 1604 and Waterstone Place. All lanes will close while crews pour concrete overhead. Traffic will use Grosenbacher and Military Drive to reach its destination.
All closures are pending weather.

Thursday, September 21

US 281 moving faster ... well, construction is

The work
Over the past few weeks Webber Construction has been busy setting barrier and clearing the right-of-way between Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway. Heck, they even got going on the foundation of some bridge support systems.
After recent inclement weather, as ground conditions dry out and improve, crews are progressively getting back to full production. That means you'll see more and more activity. Dirt crews are now working to shape the footprint of the frontage roads. Bridge crews are starting to build the direct connectors at the 1604-281 interchange.

Human interest
A long-standing monument built along southbound US 281 just south of Encino Rio was exposed as crews cleared the overgrowth on the right-of-way. The religious-themed statue was built by the family of a young man who tragically lost his life in a crash back in 2008.
With the help of the good people at WOAI, including Emily Baucum, we were able to track down some of the young man's next-of-kin.
Last week our maintenance guys got out to the location and carefully removed the monument and have stored it in our maintenance yard. We are continuing to coordinate with the family to return the monument.
To be clear: monuments like these should not be built in highway right-of-way. There's a proper way to go about memorializing loved ones while reminding others to safely drive our highways. We don't encourage folks setting these up - when we find them, we remove them and hold onto them for about a month and try to contact the family so we can return the memorial.

Safety tidbit
Temporary concrete traffic barrier - the big concrete slabs being set by Webber Construction along the lanes of US 281 and Loop 1604 - is important because they provide crews a safer work zone while working adjacent to the travel lanes. The buffer gives some confidence the traffic, often moving faster than 55 miles per hour, will stay safely away from the work zone. After all, studies show pedestrians hit by cars traveling at least 40 miles per hour have a more-than-95 percent mortality rate.
While those barriers (or any barriers on any project, for that matter) may be an eyesore and cause you to slow down they help our guys do their work with a bit of peace of mind each day.

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Wednesday, September 20

Some daytime work to be aware of

Two areas - both near elementary schools - will be briefly impacted by work Friday. If you're part of the impacted community and reading this, please share it with your friends.

Fair Oaks Ranch
After finishing a seal coat on Ralph Fair Road two weeks ago we are ready to get painters out to re-stripe the road. This work will begin Friday once the morning dew burns off and continue until work is complete.
Yes, we know that's really vague, and we're sorry. We have to wait for the dew to burn off because paint doesn't stick too well to wet roads. With a sunrise set for about 7:20 a.m. and a dew point likely lower than this morning's 70 degrees, that should mean we'll see the wet ground burn off pretty darned quick. Expect to see us out there around 9, really.
As for our finish time ... we really won't quit until the job is done and the road is re-striped. Our contractor, IBM, has dedicated their top crew and best equipment for the job so we're expecting a pretty quick turnaround - hopefully well before the evening rush at 4 p.m.
We do expect to see some impact to the afternoon pickup rush at Fair Oaks Ranch Elementary School, though, so if you're planning to pick up your kiddos Friday afternoon please plan on a few additional travel minutes.
Striping is a rolling operation - nothing is stationary. We'll work on one side of the road at a time and move along at about 5 miles per hour. We've got an off-duty officer on hand to shadow the work convoy and allow traffic to pass safely as needed. That said, please plan on a few extra minutes to travel through.

Marbach Road - far west San Antonio
Webber Construction is setting bridge support beams over Marbach Road at Loop 1604 on the far west side of town Friday. These beams will form the eventual southbound overpass for Loop 1604 at Marbach Road.
We're aware of the mix between traffic to Southwest ISD schools like Scobee Middle School and Big Country Elementary and residents outside Loop 1604 headed to Northside ISD schools like Grosenbacher Elementary. We've built our work schedule around these school schedules and are asking our contractor, who will begin work at 9 a.m., to break between 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. so we stay out of the way of pick-up times. If we haven't finished work by 2:30 p.m. Webber will set up the closure again at 6 p.m. and continue until they're done.
This work will mean closing Marbach completely immediately west of Loop 1604 (so pretty much just the Champions Park neighborhood) for half-hour spurts while each beam is set over Marbach. Off-duty officers will be at the location to get traffic moved through the area as needed.
Thru traffic on Loop 1604 will not be impacted by this closure.
For those looking for an alternate route during this work, Emory Peak should be able to get you in and out of your neighborhood.

Friday, September 15

The latest on the I-10 work around Fair Oaks Ranch

Ding, dong, the old bridge is gone
Well, that old Fair Oaks Parkway bridge sure came down quick. Our engineer on site was as surprised as we were in the communication department at how quickly RELMCo's subcontractor, JR Ramon, got the bridge broken apart and cleaned up. We love being pleasantly surprised as much as anyone, and we like to give the credit when it's due. In this case accolades have absolutely been earned. We were convinced that work would require at least 48 hours to finish; JR Ramon had it all wrapped up in about 21 hours.
How'd they do it? In a word: resources. Ramon simply put everything they had into this one weekend and were able to give their guys at least a partial weekend as a result. They had a pre-designed activity plan and followed it.
A little luck didn't hurt, either; they didn't have any equipment break down and the weather was perfect for the work.
When stars align work gets done fast!
Now the old bridge is down RELMCo will focus on building the new bridge. The new one will be five lanes wide (old one was two) and directly connect Tarpon Drive to Fair Oaks Parkway - no more weird intersection on the eastbound side of I-10 anymore. We expect the final product to be ready for traffic mid-2018, so the current traffic situation will remain for a while.
We won't have any major closures until we're ready to set bridge support beams. That work will require another weekend closure we will work hard to broadcast when the time comes. Overnight closures will be used to place bridge deck panels and pour concrete; those closures shouldn't mean weekend-long interruptions and we'll do our best to avoid the big stuff as much as we can.

A new intersection and one-way frontage roads
We opened up the new overpass at Old Fredericksburg Road for traffic back in July and traffic seems to move along the road just fine. We're reaching that point of the project where anything we'd have to say for the next few months would be redundant, so we won't really have a whole lot to say about this project until the start of 2019.
Sundt is really focusing on the intersection of Old Fred under the new overpasses, which needs to open before we can convert the frontage roads to one-way between Ralph Fair Road and Old Fredericksburg. The segment between Old Fred and Fair Oaks will convert to one-way once the new bridge over Fair Oaks is finished.
Until that happens we'll continue to have crews doing the basic concrete work on curbs, sidewalks and barriers. More intense work you see will be focused on the new ramps - we're building eight all told, so traffic will have entrance and exit ramps in both directions between Ralph Fair and Old Fred as well as between Old Fred and Fair Oaks.
That work between the main lanes and frontage roads around the new overpass is intended to make sure the old embankments are cut to fit the new road just right. We're also finishing up some retaining walls - work that should wrap up before Thanksgiving.
The bottom line: we're still on target for a late Spring 2018 completion of entire project.

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 18-20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Ralph Fair Road and Fair Oaks Parkway. The right lane will close while crews move barrier.
I-10 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, September 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between La Cantera Parkway and Ralph Fair Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 22. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Foster and Graytown roads. The right lane will close while crews resurface the shoulder areas for new ramps. Work will go through the westbound side first, then the eastbound side.
I-35 – Schertz
  • Sunday, September 17 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 18 at 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes at FM 1103. All lanes will close while crews set up a work zone. Traffic will exit FM 1103, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway.
  • Monday, September 18 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 19 at 6 a.m. Southbound main lanes at FM 1103. All lanes will close while crews set up a work zone. Traffic will exit FM 1103, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway.
  • Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 20 at 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes at FM 1103. The two right lanes will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 20 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 21 at 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 1103. Alternating lanes will close, two at a time, while crews set barrier.
  • Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 6 a.m. Southbound main lanes at FM 1103. The left lanes will close while crews set barrier.
I-35 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, September 25. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Thousand Oaks Drive. Alternating lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
I-37 – Downtown San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. Northbound exit ramp to Florida and Carolina avenues (exit 140A). The ramp will close while crews rebuild the slope near the exit. Traffic will exit Cesar Chavez (exit 140B) and turn around to reach its destination.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, September 30. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between US 90 and Hwy 151. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Tuesday, October 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
U.S. Hwy 90 – West San Antonio
  • Monday-Thursday, September 18-21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Loop 1604 and I-410. All lanes will close while crews set bridge beams overhead for the direct connectors at I-410. Traffic will exit I-410 and re-enter at the next available ramp.
U.S. Hwy 281 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, September 18 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 19 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews set barrier. No ramps will be impacted.
  • Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 20 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Redland Road and Encino Rio. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Monday, September 25 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 26 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 27 at 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road between Sonterra Boulevard and Loop 1604. The center and right lanes will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 28 at 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road at Sonterra Boulevard. The left lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure includes the entrance ramp from Sonterra Boulevard. Traffic will continue south and use the next available ramp.
  • Thursday, September 28 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 29 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Encino Rio and Evans Road. The right turn lane will close while crews set barrier.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near north San Antonio
  • Sunday-Thursday, September 17-21. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes be3tween Olmos Basin and Jones Maltsberger. Alternating lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 20 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between U.S. Hwy 281 and Gold Canyon Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 20 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 21 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between U.S. Hwy 281 and Gold Canyon Road. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Thursday, September 21 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 22 at 5 a.m. Westbound frontage road at U.S. Hwy 281. The left and center lanes will close while crews set barrier.
  • Thursday, September 21 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 22 at 5 a.m. Eastbound frontage road between U.S. Hwy 281 and Gold Canyon Road. The right and center lanes will close while crews set barrier.
Loop 1604 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Friday, September 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., also 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Southbound frontage road at Marbach Road. The right lane will close while crews set bridge support beams over Marbach Road. This closure includes the right turn lane. Traffic will use Emory Peak to reach its destination.
Other roads – Castroville
  • Wednesday-Thursday, September 20-21. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between Dunlay and FM 1343. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
  • Friday-Saturday, September 22-23. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between FM 471 and the Bexar-Medina county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
Other roads – Uvalde
  • Tuesday, September 19. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between FM 2369 and the Frio River in Knippa. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
  • Wednesday, September 20. 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between U.S. Hwy 83 and FM 2396. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
Other roads – Bandera
  • Monday, September 18. 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Texas Highway 173, both directions, between the Kerr-Bandera county line and FM 3240. Alternating lanes will close while crews finish seal coat work.
Other roads – Kerrville
  • Monday, September 18. 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Texas Highway 173, both directions, between Loop 534 and FM 2771. Alternating lanes will close while crews finish seal coat work.
Other roads – Boerne
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 18-20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Scenic Loop Road, both directions, at I-10. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams overhead. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at Business 87 or Balcones Creek to reach its destination.
Other roads – East San Antonio
  • Monday-Thursday, September 18-21. 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. FM 1346, both directions, between US Hwy 87 and Sisterdale Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
Other roads – Far west San Antonio
  • Friday, September 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., then 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Marbach Road, both directions, immediately west of Loop 1604. All lanes will close 15 minutes at a time as needed to set overhead bridge support beams. Traffic may use Emory Peak to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hunt Lane, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Potranco Road is closed.
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Hunt Lane is closed.
  • Saturday, September 16. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Potranco Road, both directions, west of Loop 1604. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Monday, September 18. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Potranco Road, both directions, west of Loop 1604. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Thursday, September 21. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Military Drive, both directions, west of Loop 1604. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road.
  • Tuesday, September 26 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 27 at 5 a.m. Potranco Road, both directions, between Loop 1604 and Waterstone Place. All lanes will close while crews pour concrete overhead. Traffic will use Grosenbacher and Military Drive to reach its destination.
All closures are pending weather.

Monday, September 11

This week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 11-13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Ralph Fair Road and La Cantera Parkway. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 12-14. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Eastbound frontage road between Balcones Road and West Avenue. Alternating lanes will close while crews repair the road.
  • Thursday-Monday, September 14-18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between La Cantera Parkway and Ralph Fair Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 22. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Foster and Graytown roads. The right lane will close while crews resurface the shoulder areas for new ramps. Work will go through the westbound side first, then the eastbound side.
I-35 – Schertz
  • Sunday, September 17 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 18 at 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes at FM 1103. All lanes will close while crews set up a work zone. Traffic will exit FM 1103, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway.
  • Monday, September 18 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 19 at 6 a.m. Southbound main lanes at FM 1103. All lanes will close while crews set up a work zone. Traffic will exit FM 1103, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway.
  • Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 20 at 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes at FM 1103. The two right lanes will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 20 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 21 at 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 1103. Alternating lanes will close, two at a time, while crews set barrier.
  • Sunday, September 24 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 25 at 6 a.m. Southbound main lanes at FM 1103. The left lanes will close while crews set barrier.
I-35 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, September 25. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Thousand Oaks Drive. Alternating lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
  • Monday-Friday, September 11-15. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Southbound frontage road between Walters and New Braunfels avenues. The right lane will close while crews build sidewalks.
  • Monday-Friday, September 11-15. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Northbound frontage road between Locke Avenue and AT&T Parkway. The right lane will close while crews build sidewalks.
  • Monday-Friday, September 11-15. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Broadway and I-410. The left lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
  • Wednesday, September 13. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Randolph Boulevard. Alternating lanes will close as needed to repair crash cushions.
I-410 – East San Antonio
  • Thursday, September 14. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Northbound I-410 ramp to northbound I-35. The left lane will close while crews repair guardrail.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, September 30. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between US 90 and Hwy 151. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Tuesday, October 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
U.S. Hwy 281 – North San Antonio
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Sonterra Road and Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews set barrier. The ramp will not be impacted by this closure.
  • Wednesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 14 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes at Sonterra Road. The left lanes will close while crews do road work. This closure includes the Sonterra exit ramp. Traffic will exit Donella Drive and turn around to reach its destination.
  • Wednesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 14 at 5 a.m. Northbound frontage road at Sonterra Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Thursday, September 14 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 15 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Redland Road and Sonterra Boulevard. The right lanes will close while crews set barrier.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near North San Antonio
  • Monday-Wednesday, September 11-13. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Olmos Basin. The left lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Monday-Friday, September 11-15. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Northbound frontage road between Heimer and Bitters roads. The right lane will close while crews build sidewalks.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between US 281 and Gold Canyon. The right lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure will not impact any ramps.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Westbound frontage road at US Hwy 281. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road and set barrier.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Westbound main lanes between Gold Canyon Road and US Hwy 281. The right lane will close while crews restripe the road and set barrier.
Loop 1604 – Far west San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound frontage road between Arby’s and Applebee’s. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road and set barrier.
Loop 1604 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Dodge City Trail and Marbach Road. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Medio Creek and Emory Peak. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
Other roads – Uvalde
  • Tuesday, September 12. 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. U.S. Hwy 83, both directions, between FM 1051 and the Uvalde-Real county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
  • Wednesday, September 13. 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. FM 2369, both directions, between U.S. Hwy 90 and U.S. Hwy 83. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
  • Wednesday-Thursday, September 12-13. 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between FM 2369 and FM 1049. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
Other roads – Castroville
  • Friday-Saturday, September 15-16. 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. U.S. Hwy 90, both directions, between Dunlay and FM 1343, FM 471 and the Medina-Bexar county line. Alternating lanes will close while crews seal coat the road.
Other roads – Boerne
  • Monday, September 11 at 8 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Hwy 46, both directions, between Ammann Road and Rust Lane. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
Other roads – East San Antonio
  • Monday-Friday, September 11-15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound FM 78 between Gulf Shore Boulevard and Rittiman Road. The right lane will close while crews do concrete work.
Other roads – Far west San Antonio
  • Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Eastbound Potranco Road immediately west of Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews install drain structures.
  • Current until Thursday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Dodge City Trail, both directions, at Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews rebuild the intersection of Dodge City Trail and the southbound frontage road of Loop 1604. Traffic will use Emory Peak to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Military Drive, both directions, west of Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will use Westcreek Oaks Drive to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hunt Lane, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Potranco Road is closed.
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Hunt Lane is closed.
All closures are pending weather.

Thursday, September 7

Two major closures this weekend

We've got TWO major closures scheduled for this weekend. These posts typically publish much sooner - our apologies for the delay. We'll get into why in a moment. First, the closures:

I-10 at Fair Oaks Parkway
Starting Friday (8 September) at 9 p.m. all main lanes of I-10 will close at Fair Oaks Parkway while RELMCo, Inc., demolishes the old Fair Oaks Parkway overpass bridge. We'll have everything opened up by 5 a.m. Monday (11 September).
This closure will follow the same structure we've used in previous closures, with one-way traffic through the intersection and cross traffic on the bridge shut down. While we've been able to keep traffic moving pretty well during these closures drivers should still expect delays. The biggest impacts, as the last few runs of this closure, will be on those using Fair Oaks Parkway or Tarpon Drive - if that's where you will be driving you may want to find some alternate routes.
Some bridge support structures for the new Fair Oaks Pkwy
overpass have already been built.
Previous closures finished fairly quickly - way ahead of projected schedules. Do not expect that this weekend. Bridge demolition requires quite a bit of work taking a lot of extra time. We have to protect the road surface under the bridge we're tearing out, which is usually done by dumping piles of dirt or sand to form a bed. After the bridge is cut and broken apart the chunks of steel and concrete to a disposal site. Once the old bridge is completely cleared away the dirt cushion will scooped up and swept to return the main lanes of I-10 to action.
If that sounds like it's really involved, well, it is.
With the old bridge out of the way RELMCo will continue to build up the support structure for the new bridge, which will connect Tarpon Drive and Fair Oaks Parkway directly. Some of those supports are already in place.
The next major closure of I-10 at this location will come when RELMCo is ready to set bridge beams across the highway. That, too, will require a weekend for work; we'll have it posted when scheduled.

I-35 at New Braunfels Avenue
Starting Friday (8 September) at 9 p.m. all main lanes of I-35 will close at New Braunfels Avenue near Fort Sam Houston while CRG demolishes the old New Braunfels Avenue overpass bridge. We'll have everything opened up by 5 a.m. Monday (11 September). We had this closure planned for August but were forced to postpone work for a number of reasons.
This is a closure we've done in the past - the last time we interrupted work to accommodate traffic to the AT&T Center during the San Antonio Spurs' playoff run - and it's gone fairly well. To be clear: this one will hang up traffic quite a bit. I-35 is one of the most-traveled roads in all San Antonio with more than 170,000 daily trips through this corridor on average. We'll have cross traffic at New Braunfels Avenue closed as we've done in the past. We'll have the same detours in place, with traffic crossing I-35 being pushed to Walters Street to reach its destination.
Like the demolition of the Fair Oaks Parkway bridge, this closure should last the entire weekend. CRG will lay down a dirt bed before breaking apart the old bridge. Once the scraps are hauled out and the dirt bed is swept up and cleaned traffic will be running again as normal.
The big difference at this location is what traffic will do when things are finished Monday morning. Traffic at Fair Oaks Parkway is already using a temporary solution of the turnaround bridge as a normal bridge. At New Braunfels Avenue traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge half that's being finished up over the weekend.
Like the I-10 work, we should still have a few full closures ahead to set bridge beams, deck panels and to pour concrete. Most of those (at least not setting bridge beams) will be done overnight when needed. Those will be posted in our weekly closures report.

Why not post sooner?
Both closures had been planned for August. We even got to do the first of what was to be consecutive weekends with closures on I-10. Both closures were postponed for a few reasons, then got pushed again when Texas was hit by Hurricane Harvey. There was potential of pushing these closures again due to traffic issues associated with Harvey relief efforts, but traffic volumes have begun to decrease for that work and our administrative team agreed the time to move forward with our projects has come.
That decision was made today - we didn't want to post again on these closures with the chance they'd be pushed back. Again.

Friday, September 1

Next week's construction-related closures

Hays County
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. until Monday, September 11 at 6 a.m. Highway 21, both directions, between High Road and FM 2001. All lanes will close while crews repair drain structures damaged by Harvey flood waters. Traffic will follow the posted detour route. Please plan on additional travel time for this detour.
I-10 – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 11 at 5 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at Fair Oaks Parkway. All lanes will close while crews demolish the old overpass bridge. Traffic will exit Fair Oaks Parkway, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway.
I-35 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, September 25. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Thousand Oaks Drive. Alternating lanes will close while crews work on the center median.
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 5-8. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Broadway and I-410. The left two lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 11 at 5 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at New Braunfels Avenue. All lanes will close while crews demolish the old bridge deck overhead. Traffic will exit New Braunfels Avenue, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway at the first available ramp.
I-410 – South San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 5-7. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Main lanes, both directions, at Somerset Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews do concrete work.
  • Friday, September 8. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Main lanes, both directions, at Roosevelt. Alternating lanes will close while crews do concrete work.
I-410 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, September 30. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between US 90 and Hwy 151. Alternating lanes will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Tuesday, September 5. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound frontage road between Hwy 151 and Military Drive. The left lane will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Current until Tuesday, September 5. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Hwy 151 and Military Drive. The right lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Current until Friday, September 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Culebra and Ingram roads. The left two lanes will close while crews build overhead highway sign supports.
  • Current until Tuesday, October 31. Northbound exit to Culebra Road. The exit will close while crews widen the main lanes and frontage road. Traffic will exit Ingram Road, turn around and get to Culebra on the southbound frontage road.
U.S. Hwy 281 – North San Antonio
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 6 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Encino Rio and Evans Road. The right turn lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 6 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 7 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Encino Commons and Stone Oak Parkway. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Thursday, September 7 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 8 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Stone Oak Parkway and Marshall Road. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Sonterra Road and Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews set barrier. The ramp will not be impacted by this closure.
  • Wednesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 14 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes at Sonterra Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Wednesday, September 13 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, September 14 at 5 a.m. Northbound frontage road at Sonterra Road. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Near North San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 5-8. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes between Tuleta Drive and Olmos Basin. The left lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Wednesday-Thursday, September 6-7. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Southbound entrance ramp from Hildebrand. The ramp will close while crews do concrete work. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
  • Wednesday-Thursday, September 6-7. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound entrance and exit ramps at Hildebrand. The ramps will close while crews do concrete work. Traffic will use the next available ramp.
Hwy 151 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. Westbound exit ramp to Hunt Lane. The exit will close while crews work on retaining walls. Traffic will exit Ingram Road and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between US 281 and Gold Canyon. The right lane will close while crews set barrier. This closure will not impact any ramps.
Loop 1604 – Far west San Antonio
  • Thursday, September 7 at 9 p.m. until Friday, September 8 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Potranco Road and Caracol Creek. The left lane will close while crews move barrier.
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, September 9 at 5 a.m. Southbound frontage road between Hwy 151 and the on ramp. The left lane will close while crews set barrier. The ramp will not close during this work.
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, September 9 at 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Caracol Creek and Potranco Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews move barrier.
Loop 1604 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Friday, September 5-8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Frontage road, both directions, at Bandera Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road for a work zone.
  • Monday, September 11 at 9 p.m. until Tuesday, September 12 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Dodge City Trail and Marbach Road. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Medio Creek and Emory Peak. The left lane will close while crews set barrier.
Other roads – Boerne
  • Wednesday-Friday, September 6-8. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hwy 46, both directions, between Ammann Road and Rust Lane. Alternating lanes will close while crews resurface the road.
Other roads – Fair Oaks Ranch
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 11 at 5 a.m. Fair Oaks Parkway, both directions, at I-10. All lanes will close while crews demolish the old bridge. Traffic will follow posted detour routes to reach its destination.
Other roads – East San Antonio
  • Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. until Monday, September 11 at 5 a.m. New Braunfels Avenue, both directions, at I-35. All lanes will close while crews demolish the old bridge deck. Traffic will turn right onto the I-35 frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination.
Other roads – Far west San Antonio
  • Friday, September 1 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, September 2 at 5 a.m. Potranco Road, both directions, between Waterstone Place and Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews install drain structures. Traffic will use Military Drive and Grosenbacher Lane to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Dodge City Trail, both directions, at Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews rebuild the intersection of Dodge City Trail and the southbound frontage road of Loop 1604. Traffic will use Emory Peak to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday-Thursday, September 5-7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, between Waterstone Place and Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews install drain structures. Traffic will use Military Drive and Grosenbacher Lane to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday, September 12 at 9 p.m. until Wednesday, September 13 at 5 a.m. Military Drive, both directions, west of Loop 1604. All lanes will close while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will use Westcreek Oaks Drive to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Hunt Lane, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Potranco Road is closed.
  • Current until Friday, September 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Potranco Road, both directions, at Hwy 151. All lanes will close as needed while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will turn right onto the frontage road and turn around at the next intersection to reach its destination. This closure will not be in place if Hunt Lane is closed.
  • Monday-Friday, September 5-8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Bandera Road, both directions, between Legend Trail and Sonecroft-Quincy Lee. Alternating lanes will close while crews restripe the road for a work zone.
All closures are pending weather.
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