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Friday, July 13

Next week's construction-related closures

I-35 – Schertz
  • Saturday, July 14 until Sunday, July 15. 9 p.m. until 3 p.m. All mainlanes on both directions will be closed at FM 1103 for the complete removal of the FM 1103 bridge. DETOUR for I-35 northbound: Traffic will exit I-35 northbound mainlanes to the frontage road at FM 1103. Traffic to remain on frontage road through FM 1103. The entrance ramp from FM 1103 to I-35 northbound will be open to traffic. DETOUR for I-35 southbound: Traffic will exit I-35 southbound mainlanes to the frontage road at FM 1103 and enter I-35 southbound at the entrance ramp past FM 1103. 
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound mainlanes between SH 151 and Culebra Road will be closed for asphalt overlay work. Traffic will need to exit SH 151; travel through the intersection and enter highway at Culebra Road. 
  • Friday, July 13 until Sunday, July 15. 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound right and shoulder mainlanes between SH 151 and Ingram Road will be closed for asphalt overlay work. The Military Drive entrance will also be closed. 
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, August 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound mainlanes between SH 151 and Ingram Road for asphalt overlay work. 
SH 151 – West San Antonio
  • Friday, July 13 until Sunday, July 15. 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. The eastbound/northbound connector ramp at I-410 northbound will be closed for overlay work on the I-410 northbound mainlanes to Ingram Road. DETOUR: Traffic will exit to the I-410 northbound frontage road and travel north to the Culebra Road entrance ramp. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, July 30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating mainlanes east and westbound at Loop 1604 closed for installing brackets and concrete deck pour. The US 90 westbound frontage road turnaround to eastbound will also be closed. 
  • Monday, July 16 until Thursday, July 19. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eastbound right mainlane between Hunt Lane and I-410 closed for pour rail foundation. 
  • Wednesday, July 18 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Soutbound right and shoulder lane between Marbach Road bridge to US 90 bridge for barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, July 30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All mainlanes will be closed at US 90 for installing brackets and concrete deck pour. The US 90 eastbound entrance ramp from Loop 1604 will also be closed. DETOUR: Traffic will take US 90 westbound, exit Montgomery and take turnaround. 
  • Wednesday, July 18 until Thursday, July 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes on Military Drive under both directions of Loop 1604 and left turn lanes on Loop 1604 will be closed for bridge work. Detours will be posted. 
  • Thursday, July 19 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes on FM 1957 (Potranco Road) under both directions of Loop 1604 and left turn lanes on Loop 1604 will be closed for bridge work. Detours will be posted. 
SH 16 (Bandera Road) – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound lanes at the approach of Loop 1604 will be closed for pavement work. 
I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, July 14 until Sunday, July 15. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. All eastbound mainlanes closed between Dominion Drive and Camp Bullis Road for beam work at Dominion Drive. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. DETOUR for I-10: Eastbound mainlane traffic will exit at Dominion Drive and enter highway at Camp Bullis Road. DETOUR for Dominion Drive: Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis Road. 
  • Monday, July 16 until Tuesday, July 17. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The eastbound left frontage road lane between USAA Boulevard and Wurzbach Road will be closed for removing existing striping and placing work zone striping. The Huebner Road entrance will also be closed. 
  • Tuesday, July 17 until Wednesday, July 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating eastbound frontage road lanes at Wurzbach Road will be closed for removing existing striping and placing work zone striping. 
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Saturday, July 14 until Monday, July 16. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes at the intersection at Redland Road for intersection reconstruction. DETOUR: Traffic will use Ridgewood Parkway and Sonterra Boulevard. 
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The southbound left lane will be closed between Redland Road and Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for setting temporary barrier. 
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The northbound left lane will be closed between the Loop 1604 overpass and Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for setting temporary barrier. 
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday July 20. 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. All southbound frontage road lanes between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to Loop 1604 westbound frontage road for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday July 20. 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. Northbound right frontage road lane between Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and entrance ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, July 16 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating mainlanes on both directions closed at Stone Oak Parkway for utility work. Alternating lanes on westbound Stone Oak Parkway will also be closed. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound frontage road lanes closed between the Sonterra Boulevard exit and entrance ramp for direct connector work. DETOUR: Traffic will take double left at Gold Canyon Drive; double left at Redland Road; use the Redland Road entrance ramp; take the Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp and the turnaround. 
I-410 – Southwest San Antonio
  • Sunday, July 15 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating eastbound frontage road lanes between south of Pearsall Road and south of Valley Hi Drive and will be closed for mill and inlay work. 
  • Monday, July 16 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating frontage road lanes on both directions between south of Valley Hi Drive and south of Pearsall Road will be closed for boring work. Alternating ramps will also be closed. 
Other roads – Boerne
  • Current until Tuesday, July 31. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Alternating mainlanes closed in both directions of SH 46 between I-10 to the Kendall/Bandera County Line for guardrail work. 
Other roads – Converse
  • Current until Friday, August 3. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Complete closure of westbound FM 1516 from FM 78 and School Street for intersection work. DETOUR: Traffic will access westbound FM 1516 through the Converse Center Street. Eastbound FM 1516 will remain open. 
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current until Wednesday, July 18. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One lane in both directions will be closed at the intersection at Riggs Road for roadway improvements. 
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked.

Wednesday, July 11

I-35 Mainlanes at FM 1103 to Close for Bridge Demolition

The Texas Department of Transportation will close the I-35 mainlanes to north and southbound traffic from 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15 to demolish the bridge at FM 1103. I-35 northbound traffic will exit to the frontage road at FM 1103. Traffic will remain on the frontage road through FM 1103 and re-enter the highway. I-35 southbound traffic will exit to the frontage road at FM 1103 and re-enter the highway at the entrance ramp past FM 1103.

The new portion of the FM 1103 bridge will be open to westbound traffic only, once demolition of the old bridge is complete. Eastbound traffic will need to travel south to FM 2252, and U-turn to FM 1103. The eastbound portion of the bridge will be complete by spring 2019. 

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the upcoming closure. TxDOT asks the traveling public to adhere to construction signage and remain aware when traveling through the work zone. 

The $7.2 million project consists of expanding the FM 1103 bridge over I-35 to five lanes, plus U-turn bridges and will be complete in summer 2019.

Friday, July 6

Next week's construction-related closures

I-35 – Schertz
  • Monday, July 9 until Tuesday, July 10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes at FM 1103 will be closed to remove the bridge overhang brackets. They will also be performing pavement maintenance, replace missing reflective markers, and remove roadway debris along the barrier. DETOUR: Traffic will exit I-35 northbound main lane to the frontage road and enter I-35 northbound at the entrance just north of FM 1103. (Ramp is currently closed but will be open for closure to allow access to I-35 northbound). 
  • Tuesday, July 10 until Wednesday, July 11. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound main lanes at FM 1103 will be closed to remove the bridge overhang brackets. They will also be performing pavement maintenance, replace missing reflective markers, and remove roadway debris along the barrier. DETOUR: Traffic will exit southbound at FM 1103 and enter I-35 southbound at entrance ramp past FM 1103. 
  • Saturday, July 14 until Sunday, July 15. 9 p.m. to 3 p.m.  All main lanes on both directions will be closed at FM 1103 for the complete removal of the FM 1103 bridge. DETOUR for I-35 northbound: Traffic will exit I-35 northbound main lane traffic to the frontage road at FM 1103. Traffic to remain on frontage road through FM 1103. The entrance ramp from FM 1103 to I-35 northbound will be open to traffic. DETOUR for I-35 southbound: Traffic will exit I-35 southbound main lanes to the frontage road at FM 1103 and enter I-35 southbound at the entrance ramp past FM 1103. 
I-10 – Boerne
  • Current until Tuesday, July 10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right westbound main lane between ½ mile west of Bus 87 to Scenic Loop will be closed for concrete traffic barrier work. 
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes between SH 151 and Culebra Road will be closed for asphalt overlay work. Traffic will need to exit SH 151; travel through the intersection and enter highway at Culebra Road. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Monday, July 11 until Monday, July 30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes east and westbound at Loop 1604 closed for installing brackets and concrete deck pour. The US 90 westbound frontage road turnaround to eastbound will also be closed. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Monday, July 11 until Monday, July 30. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes will be closed at US 90 for installing brackets and concrete deck pour. The US 90 eastbound entrance ramp from Loop 1604 will also be closed. DETOUR: Traffic will take US 90 westbound, exit Montgomery and take turnaround. 
SH 16 (Bandera Road) - West San Antonio
  • Sunday, July 8 until Friday, July 13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound lanes between FM 1604 and Legend Trails will be closed for pavement work. 
I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, July 14 until Sunday, July 15. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. All eastbound main lane lanes closed between Dominion Drive and Camp Bullis Road for beam work at Dominion Drive. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. DETOUR for I-10: Eastbound main lane traffic will exit at Dominion Drive and enter highway at Camp Bullis Road. DETOUR for Dominion Drive: Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis Road. 
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Monday, July 9 until Thursday, July 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating northbound main lanes will be closed between Donella Drive entrance ramp and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp for restriping work. The Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed. Traffic will need to use the Donella Drive exit ramp. 
  • Monday, July 9 until Thursday, July 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound frontage road lanes between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and Loop 1604 westbound frontage road will be closed for southbound/westbound direct connector bent work. DETOUR: Traffic will take the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp; use the Donella Drive exit ramp; take turnaround and turn left on the westbound frontage road. 
  • Monday, July 9 until Thursday, July 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound main lanes will be closed between Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and Loop 1604 for restriping work. The Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed. DETOUR: Traffic will use Donella Drive exit ramp and take the turnaround. 
  • Monday, July 9 until Friday, July 13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The northbound right and center lanes will be closed between Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for northbound/westbound direct connector bent work. The Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed. 
  • Monday, July 9 until Friday, July 13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The northbound right and center lanes will be closed between Donella Drive entrance ramp and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp for northbound/eastbound direct connector bent work. The Donella Drive entrance ramp will be closed. DETOUR: Traffic will need to use the Loop 1604 entrance ramp. 
  • Tuesday, July 10 until Wednesday, July 11. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound frontage road lanes between Loop 1604 and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp for bridge beam work on the westbound/northbound direct connector. DETOUR: Traffic will use the US 281 southbound frontage road; use Donella Drive turnaround; and take the Donella Drive entrance ramp. 
  • Wednesday, July 11 until Friday, July 13. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound frontage road lanes between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and Loop 1604 westbound frontage road will be closed for bridge beam work on the southbound/westbound direct connector. DETOUR: Traffic will take the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp; use the Donella Drive exit ramp, take turnaround and turn left on the westbound frontage road. 
  • Thursday, July 12 until Friday, July 13. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound main lanes will be closed between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and Loop 1604 westbound frontage road for southbound/westbound direct connector bent work. DETOUR: Traffic will need to take the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp; use the Donella Drive exit ramp, take turnaround and turn left on the westbound frontage road. 
  • Saturday, July 14 until Monday, July 16. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes at the intersection at Redland Road for intersection reconstruction. DETOUR: Traffic will use Ridgewood Parkway and Sonterra Boulevard. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, July 9 until Wednesday, July 11. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound frontage road lanes between Gold Canyon Drive and US 281 will be closed for bridge beam work on the westbound/northbound direct connector. The US 281 northbound exit will also be closed. DETOUR: Traffic will take double left at Gold Canyon Drive; take double left turn at Redland Road; use the Redland Road entrance ramp; take Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp and use the turnaround at Stone Oak Parkway. 
I-410 – Southwest San Antonio
  • Sunday, July 8 until Friday, July 13. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating frontage road lanes on both directions between south of Valley Hi Drive and south of Pearsall Road will be closed for mill and inlay work. 
  • Wednesday, July 11 until Friday, July 13. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two lanes frontage road lanes on both directions will be closed for boring work. 
Other roads – Boerne
  • Monday, July 2 until Tuesday, July 31. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Alternating main lanes closed in both directions of SH 46 between I-10 to the Kendall/Bandera County Line for guardrail work. 
Other roads – Converse
  • Monday, July 9 until Friday, August 3. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Complete closure of westbound FM 1516 from FM 78 and School Street for intersection work. DETOUR: Traffic will access westbound FM 1516 through the Converse Center Street. Eastbound FM 1516 will remain open. 
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked. 
All closures are pending weather

A look ahead to next weekend

We do not have any major construction closures this coming weekend due to the 4th of July. However, we do have a few major FULL main lane closures next weekend that can impact travelers:

I-35 at FM 1103 in Schertz
Starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, I-35 both north and southbound will be closed to demolish the existing FM 1103 bridge structure. Demolition of the bridge is expected to be complete by late Sunday morning with cleanup and restoration to original main lane configuration by 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Detours:
I-35 Northbound
Traffic will exit I-35 northbound main lane traffic to the frontage road at FM 1103. Traffic to remain on frontage road thru FM 1103. The entrance ramp from FM 1103 to I-35 northbound will be open to traffic.
I-35 Southbound 
Traffic will exit I-35 southbound main lanes to the frontage road at FM 1103 and enter I-35 southbound at the entrance ramp past FM 1103. 
The new FM 1103 portion of the bridge will be open to traffic for westbound traffic only once demolition of the old bridge is complete.

Redland Road at US 281
This full closure will be necessary to construct the Redland Road intersection. Work includes installation of drainage structures, removal of some existing utility, new base and asphalt pavement. Also, temporary pavement will be constructed to tie-in to existing travel lanes.
Work is scheduled to take place in two weekends:
  • From Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 3 a.m. to Monday, July 16, 2018, at 5 a.m. 
  • From Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 3 a.m. to Monday, July 23, 2018, at 5 a.m. 
During the execution of this work, full closures will be required as follows:
Full Closure of eastbound and westbound Redland Road at the approach of US 281 – Public to detour by using Ridgewood Parkway and Sonterra Boulevard.
During this closure, traffic will be detoured to allow workers full access to the roadway to allow them to work quickly and uninterrupted. Complete closure of the roadway can result in increased productivity, reduced construction time, reduced impact to traffic, increased safety for both traveling public & workers, and in some cases a cost saving. Off-duty police will be used to assist with traffic control. Work is weather permitting.
You can receive information on lane closures straight to your e-mail inbox by registering here http://eepurl.com/cXz2kr.

I-10 at Dominion Drive
Crews will close the eastbound main lanes of I-10 between Boerne Stage Road and Camp Bullis Road Saturday, July 14 at 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday, July 15 to continue work that was previously done this past weekend. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. DETOUR for I-10: Eastbound main lane traffic will exit at Dominion Drive and enter highway at Camp Bullis Road. DETOUR for Dominion Drive: Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis Road.

Friday, June 29

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Kerrville

  • Monday, July 2 until Friday, July 6. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating westbound main lanes between FM 1338 (Goat Creek Road) to SH 16 will be closed for guardrail and asphalt repair work.

I-10 – Boerne

  • Sunday, July 1 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right westbound main lane between ½ mile west of Bus 87 to Scenic Loop will be closed for concrete traffic barrier work.

I-35 – North San Antonio

  • Saturday, June 30 until Monday, July 2. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound lanes between George Beach and I-410 south will be closed for illumination work. Traffic will exit at the new Rittiman exit ramp and travel on the frontage road and enter the highway at Binz-Engleman/George Beach entrance ramp. The left lane on southbound between I-410 south and Walzem Road will also be closed for median work.

I-410 – West San Antonio

  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection.
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Friday, June 29 until Saturday, June 30. 9 p.m. until 12 noon. All southbound main lanes between Ingram Road and Military Drive will be closed restriping to final configuration. Traffic will need to exit Culebra Road; travel through the intersection and enter highway at SH 151.
  • Sunday, July 1 until Friday, July 6. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound main lanes between Marbach Road and US 90 will be closed for bridge deck work. Traffic will be detoured to I-410 southbound frontage road and take the next entrance ramp.
  • Sunday, July 1 until Friday, July 20. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound main lanes between SH 151 and Culebra Road will be closed for asphalt overlay work. Traffic will need to exit SH 151; travel through the intersection and enter highway at Culebra Road.

SH 151 – West San Antonio

  • Sunday, July 1 until Monday, July 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound main lanes between I-410 and Hunt Lane will be closed for bridge joint work. Traffic will need to exit I-410; travel through intersection and enter highway at Hunt Lane.

I-10 – West San Antonio

  • Friday, June 29 until Monday, July 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes in both directions closed between Camp Bullis Road and Boerne Stage Road for beam work at Dominion Drive. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis.

I-10 – East San Antonio

  • Friday, June 29 until Monday, July 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound main lanes between Exit 587 ramp to the I-10 entrance ramp west of Loop 1604 will be closed for existing approach slab repair work. Traffic will need to exit at Exit 587 and continue past Loop 1604 and enter the highway and the next entrance.

U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio

  • Current until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound frontage road between east and westbound Loop 1604 frontage road. The right lane will be closed for bridge, traffic signal and pothole work.
  • Current until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and entrance ramp. The right and center lane will be closed for bridge work.
  • Sunday, July 1 until Tuesday, July 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound lanes between Redland Road and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp. Alternating lanes will be closed for restriping. Traffic will need to exit at Donella Drive.
  • Sunday, July 1 until Tuesday, July 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating northbound lanes between Donella Drive entrance ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp will be closed. Traffic will need to use the Donella Drive exit.
  • Sunday, July 1 until Tuesday, July 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes on both directions of Encino Rio east of US 281 will be closed for restriping and setting barrier rail work.
  • Thursday, July 5 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound full frontage road closure between Loop 1604 and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp for bridge work. Traffic will need to use southbound frontage road; use Donella Drive turnaround and take Donella Drive entrance ramp.
  • Thursday, July 5 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating northbound main lanes between Donella Drive entrance ramp and Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp will be closed for restriping. The Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will also be closed. Traffic will need to use the Donella Drive exit.
  • Thursday, July 5 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound main lanes between Redland Road and Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed for restriping. The Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will also be closed. Traffic will need to use the Donella Drive exit.
  • Thursday, July 5 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes on both directions of Encino Rio east of US 281 will be closed for restriping and setting barrier rail work.

Other roads – Boerne

  • Monday, July 2 until Tuesday, July 31. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Alternating main lanes closed in both directions of SH 46 between I-10 to the Kendall/Bandera County Line for guardrail work.

Other roads – Converse

  • Current and continuous until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination.

Other roads – Helotes

  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection.
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked.

Thursday, June 28

I-10/Dominion Drive closure this weekend

Even though summer officially started a few days ago, someone forgot to tell the weather that. With it being at least 90 degrees every day for the foreseeable future, we can all be thankful for air-conditioning.
Beginning the evening of June 29th and finishing up the morning of July 2nd, the mainlanes of I-10 at Dominion Dr. along with the eastbound and westbound traffic of Dominion Dr. will be closed. This is the same process that occurred at Camp Bullis Rd. just a few weeks ago. To get caught up on what has been going on, please read our previous blog. This time we are upping the ante with the weight of the beams. The previous beams placed at Camp Bullis Rd. had a length of 100 ft. and weighed a measly 83,200 lbs. (41.6 tons). The beams that are going up at Dominion Dr. may have a shorter length at 91 ft., but they weigh a whopping 93,000 lbs. (46.5 tons). The difference in weight is a whole extra African elephant!
Of course, with the closures come the detours, but we strive to make them as easy as possible. Westbound traffic of I-10 will exit at Dominion Dr., continue thru the Dominion intersection, and re-enter the westbound mainlanes at the entrance ramp before Boerne Stage Rd. Similarly, eastbound traffic of I-10 will exit at Dominion Dr., continue thru the Dominion intersection, and re-enter the eastbound mainlanes at the entrance ramp before Camp Bullis Rd. Westbound and eastbound traffic on Dominion Dr. will be re-routed. Westbound traffic will turn and proceed on the westbound frontage road and continue to the westbound entrance ramp or the turnaround at Boerne Stage Rd. Eastbound traffic will turn and proceed on the eastbound frontage road and continue to the eastbound entrance ramp or the turnaround at Camp Bullis Rd.
We will again have sufficient uniformed officer presence to safely move and direct traffic through the intersection, along with message boards and signs. We are striving to repeat and improve upon the success we have had during the entire construction process.
If you are ever wondering what’s going on, you can check out the TransGuide cameras. 

Friday, June 22

Next Week's Construction-Related Closures

I-10 – Boerne
  • Sunday, June 24 until Wednesday, June 27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between ½ mile east of SH 46 to Bus 87. The right lane will be closed for concrete traffic barrier placement. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Wednesday, June 27. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Westbound frontage road between Bus 87 and Cascade Cavern. The right lane will be closed for right of way work. 
  • Tuesday, June 26 until Wednesday, June 27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between ½ mile west of SH 46 to Bus 87. The right lane will be closed for concrete traffic barrier placement. 
  • Wednesday, June 27 until Thursday, June 28. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound main lanes between SH 46 to Frederick Creek entrance ramp. The right lane will be closed for concrete traffic barrier placement. 
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. The right frontage road lane on both directions between Culebra Road and SH 151 for handrail work. 
  • Friday, June 23 until Saturday, June 24. 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. All I-410 northbound main lanes between Ingram Road and SH 151 will be closed to remove barrier and restripe. Northbound I-410 traffic will need to exit SH 151 and travel through the intersection to enter I-410 at the Culebra Road entrance ramp. Also, crews will be removing barrier on one lane on I-410 southbound between Ingram Road and Military Drive. 
I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Friday, June 29 until Monday, July 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes in both directions closed between Camp Bullis Road and Boerne Stage Road for beam work at Dominion Drive. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis. 
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the Sonterra exit. Traffic will follow the posted detour. 
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right and center lanes of northbound US 281 between the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp, and the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp, will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Sunday, June 24 until Tuesday, June 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. TPC Parkway at US 281 on both directions. Alternating lanes will be closed for restriping and setting barrier rail. 
  • Sunday, June 24 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound frontage road between east and westbound Loop 1604 frontage road. The right lane will be closed for bridge, traffic signal and pothole work. 
  • Tuesday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound Loop 1604 between the direct connector exit ramp to southbound US 281 and Gold Canyon Drive exit ramp. Alternating lanes will be closed for bridge work. 
  • Tuesday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound Loop 1604 between US 281 north exit ramp to Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp. Alternating lanes closed for bridge work. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound main lanes between Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and entrance ramp. The right and center lane will be closed for bridge work. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, July 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes on southbound main lanes between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and Loop 1604 frontage road closed for bridge work. Traffic will use the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and exit at Donella Drive, take turnaround and turn left on the westbound frontage road. 
  • Wednesday, June 27 until Friday, June 29. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound frontage road lanes on Loop 1604 between US 281 southbound to Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp closed for bridge beam work. Traffic will take the turnaround at US 281 and continue west to Redland Road and take turnaround; use Redland Road entrance ramp and exit at Stone Oak Parkway. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, June 23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All main lanes in both directions over the bridge at US 90 will be closed for bracket work. Traffic will take US 90 westbound and exit on Montgomery and take the turnaround. 
  • Current until Saturday, June 23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound US 90 turnaround to eastbound turnaround will be closed for bracket work. 
  • Current until Saturday, June 23. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Both directions at US 90. Two lanes closed for bracket work. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Southbound at Alamo Ranch Parkway exit ramp. The exit ramp will be closed for concrete barrier work. Traffic will need to use the Culebra Road exit. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wiseman Boulevard, both directions at Loop 1604. The right lane will be close for traffic signal pole foundation work, and concrete curb and median work. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Military Drive, both directions at Loop 1604. The right lane will be close for traffic signal pole foundation work. 
  • Monday, June 25 until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. FM 1957 (Potranco Road), both directions at Loop 1604. The right lane will be close for traffic signal pole foundation work. 
Other roads – Boerne
  • Current until Friday, 29. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating main lanes closed in both directions of SH 46 just 4 miles south of I-10 to the Kendall/Bandera County Line 
Other roads – Converse
  • Current and continuous until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination. 
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked. 
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Clarke Drive and Bluemel. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work. 
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Bluemel and Callaghan Road. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work.  
All closures are pending weather

Thursday, June 21

Upcoming weekend major closures

We have a couple of upcoming major full main lane closures happening over the next couple of weeks:

I-410/SH 151 - UPDATED
Starting Friday, June 22 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, June 23 at 7 a.m., crews will be closing all I-410 northbound main lanes between Ingram Road and SH 151 to remove barrier and restripe. Northbound I-410 traffic will need to exit SH 151 and travel through the intersection to enter I-410 at the Culebra Road entrance ramp. Also, crews will be removing barrier on one lane on I-410 southbound between Ingram Road and Military Drive.


I-10 at Dominion Drive
Starting Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m. until Monday, July 2 at 5 a.m., crews will be closing all main lanes both directions on I-10 between Camp Bullis Road and Boerne Stage Road for beam work at Dominion Drive. The underpass at Dominion Drive and entrance ramps will also be closed. Westbound traffic will detour at Boerne Stage Road and eastbound traffic will detour at Camp Bullis.

Loop 337 Summer Update

As summer goes into full swing in New Braunfels (hooray for weekend tubing down the river!), our 4-year project to widen Loop 337 from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway continues to progress. This project will increase driver and pedestrian safety on the 6.7-mile stretch between I-35 and Hillcrest Drive and keep traffic flowing in our expanding city. We want you to be able to navigate your summer plans safely, so here’s what is happening now.

We’re making steady progress on the new bridges that are part of the Loop 337 widening. Construction on the Guadalupe River, Blieders Creek, Dry Comal Creek, and Landa Street bridges will continue this month, and we’re gearing up for placing new concrete girders—which are basically bridge support beams—at the Gruene Road/Rock Street overpass. Crews also recently completed some paving work near River Road to California Boulevard. Drainage work is ongoing throughout the area, with some sections being recently completed.

Some other activities that you can expect to see us working on in the next few months include the installation of traffic signals at Hanz Drive, SH 46, Oak Run Parkway, and San Antonio Street, as well as performing entrance and exit ramp work at several locations including Gruene Road and Rock Street.

We understand construction can be tough on everyone. We’re happy to report that no safety issues have been reported at this time. TxDOT and the contractor are committed to minimizing impacts to travelers and traffic flow and we appreciate your patience and safe driving during this project.

Friday, June 15

Next week's construction-related closures

I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 306. The right lane will close while crews survey the road bed. This closure includes the exit ramps to FM 306. Traffic will use the next ramp and turn around to reach its destination. 
I-35 – Schertz
  • Current and continuous until October 2018. Frontage roads, both directions, at FM 1103. One lane will close while crews replace the FM 1103 overpass bridge. 
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, June 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews install highway signs. 
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound connector ramp to westbound Hwy 151. The ramp will close while crews do roadwork. Traffic will exit Military Drive and follow the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Sunday, June 17 until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound frontage road between Ray Ellison Boulevard and Valley Hi Drive. Alternating lanes closed for mill and overlay work. 
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eastbound frontage road at Old Pearsall Road. Alternating lanes closed for concrete work. 
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Southbound frontage road at Ray Ellison Boulevard and Lake Valley Street. Alternating lanes closed for concrete work. 
I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Westbound frontage road lane between Boerne Stage Road and Dominion Drive. One lane closed for retaining wall work. 
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the Sonterra exit. Traffic will follow the posted detour. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right and center lanes of northbound US 281 between the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp, and the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp, will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed.
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All frontage road lanes on southbound US 281 between Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to the westbound frontage road of Loop 1604 for setting beams and bridge work on the southbound to westbound direct connector. 
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All frontage road lanes on northbound US 281 from Loop 1604 to Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed for setting beams on the westbound to northbound direct connector. 
State Hwy 151
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between I-410 and Military Drive. All lanes will close while crews resurface the road. Traffic will exit I-410, continue along the frontage road and use the next available ramp to reach its destination. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, June 16. 12 midnight until 12 noon. All main lanes on eastbound Loop 1604 from the US 281 northbound exit ramp to the Gold Canyon Drive entrance ramp will be closed for setting beams on the southbound to eastbound direct connector. 
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All frontage road lanes on westbound Loop 1604 from Gold Canyon Drive to US 281 will be closed for setting beams on the westbound to northbound direct connector. 
Other roads – Converse
  • Current and continuous until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination. 
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked. 
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Clarke Drive and Bluemel. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work. 
  • Monday, June 18 until Friday, June 22. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Bluemel and Callaghan Road. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work.

Wednesday, June 13

Temporary entrance ramp on I-410/SH 151 project

Be on the lookout for something different Thursday morning. The existing I-410 southbound entrance ramp from SH 151 just north of Marbach Road will be closed. Traffic will use the new temporary entrance ramp just south of the existing exit to Lakeside Parkway. The purpose of this is to allow the contractor to work on the Marbach Road bridge and retaining wall. The temporary entrance ramp will be in place until the end of the year.

Saturday, June 9

Next week's construction-related closures

I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 306. The right lane will close while crews survey the road bed. This closure includes the exit ramps to FM 306. Traffic will use the next ramp and turn around to reach its destination. 

I-35 – Schertz
  • Current and continuous until October 2018. Frontage roads, both directions, at FM 1103. One lane will close while crews replace the FM 1103 overpass bridge. 

I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Current until Monday, June 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews install highway signs. 

I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, June 10 until Monday, June 11. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound main lanes between Culebra Road and W. Military Drive complete closure for concrete pour and paving. Traffic will exit at W. Military Drive and re-enter at next entrance. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection. 
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current and continuous until Friday, June 15. North and south connector ramps to westbound US Hwy 90. The ramps will remain closed while crews work on an overhead bridge structure. Traffic will go east to Military and turn around to reach westbound US 90. 
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound connector ramp to westbound Hwy 151. The ramp will close while crews do roadwork. Traffic will exit Military Drive and follow the frontage road to reach its destination. 
  • Current and continuous until Wednesday, June 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Northbound exit ramp to Culebra Road. The ramp will close while crews do concrete work. Traffic will take the next exit and turn around to reach its destination. 

I-410 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Alternating main lanes closed between Crossroads Boulevard and Interchange Parkway for concrete work. 

U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Sunday, June 10 until Monday, June 11. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The left lane of the southbound US 281 frontage road under Loop 1604 will be closed. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control, as needed. 
  • Current until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the Sonterra exit. Traffic will follow the posted detour. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right and center lanes of northbound US 281 between the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp, and the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp, will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Tuesday, June 12. 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. The right and center lanes of southbound US 281 between the Redland Road and the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Wednesday, June 13 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes of the southbound US 281 frontage road between the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp and the westbound frontage road of Loop 1604 will be. Drivers should use the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp; use the Donella Drive turnaround, and then take a left at the westbound frontage road. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
State Hwy 151
  • Current until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between I-410 and Military Drive. All lanes will close while crews resurface the road. Traffic will exit I-410, continue along the frontage road and use the next available ramp to reach its destination. 

Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes of westbound Loop 1604 from the US 281 north exit ramp and the Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 

Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Tuesday, June 12 until Saturday, June 16. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. All lanes on both sides of Loop 1604 bridge over US 90 will be closed for installing overhang brackets. Traffic needs to tale US 90 west and exit on WT Montgomery and take turnaround. US 90 eastbound entrance ramp from Loop 1604 will also be closed. Closure will be done nightly. 

SH 16 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes closed between Legend Trail and Loop 1604 frontage road for striping and concrete traffic barrier placement. Closure will be done nightly. 

SH 46 – Boerne
  • Monday, June 11 until Tuesday, June 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes on both side of SH 46 ½ mile west of Coveney Trail and Cordillera Trace will be closed for placing concrete barrier on the shoulder. 

Other roads – Converse
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination. 

Other roads – Helotes 
  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection.
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked. 

Other roads – North San Antonio
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes of eastbound Loop 1604 from the Loop 1604 direct connect exit ramp to southbound US 281 and the Gold Canyon Drive exit ramp will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The left lane of eastbound TPC Parkway east of US 281 will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The left lane of westbound TPC Parkway east of US 281 will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Monday, June 11, until 5 a.m. on Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes of westbound Encino Rio east of US 281 will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 
  • Monday, June 11, until 5 a.m. on Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating lanes of eastbound Encino Rio east of US 281 will be closed nightly. Off-duty police will assist with traffic control as needed. 

Other roads – Northwest San Antonio

  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Clarke Drive and Bluemel. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work. 
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, June 15. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Spur 345 (Fredericksburg Road), both directions, between Bluemel and Callaghan Road. The right lane will be closed for sidewalk and driveway work. 



All closures are pending weather

Friday, June 1

Next week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Leon Springs
  • Friday, June 1 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 4 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes at Camp Bullis. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams. Traffic will exit Camp Bullis, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
I-35 – New Braunfels
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 306. The right lane will close while crews survey the road bed. This closure includes the exit ramps to FM 306. Traffic will use the next ramp and turn around to reach its destination.
I-35 – Schertz
  • Current and continuous until October 2018. Frontage roads, both directions, at FM 1103. One lane will close while crews replace the FM 1103 overpass bridge.
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Saturday, June 2. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Frontage roads, both directions, between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews do finishing road work.
  • Monday, June 4 until Monday, June 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews install highway signs.
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection.
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Current and continuous until Friday, June 15. North and south connector ramps to westbound US Hwy 90. The ramps will remain closed while crews work on an overhead bridge structure. Traffic will go east to Military and turn around to reach westbound US 90.
  • Monday, June 3 until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound connector ramp to westbound Hwy 151. The ramp will close while crews do roadwork. Traffic will exit Military Drive and follow the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday, June 4 until Wednesday, June 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Northbound exit ramp to Culebra Road. The ramp will close while crews do concrete work. Traffic will take the next exit and turn around to reach its destination.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Current until Thursday, June 7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Thursday, June 7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound frontage road at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound frontage roads at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews work on traffic signals.
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes between Redland Road and Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at TPC Parkway. The right-turn lane will close while crews work on the concrete median.
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right lane will close while crews do bridge work. This closure includes the Sonterra exit. Traffic will follow the posted detour.
State Hwy 151
  • Current until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between West Military Drive and I-410. All lanes will close while crews resurface the roadway. Traffic will exit I-410, continue through the intersections and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
  • Sunday, June 3 until Wednesday, June 6. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between I-410 and Military Drive. All lanes will close while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will exit I-410, continue along the frontage road and use the next available ramp to reach its destination.
  • Sunday, June 3 until Friday, June 22. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between I-410 and Military Drive. All lanes will close while crews resurface the road. Traffic will exit I-410, continue along the frontage road and use the next available ramp to reach its destination.
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between US 281 and Gold Canyon. The left lane will close while crews do overhead bridge work.
Other roads – Converse
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination.
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection.
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked.
Other roads – Leon Springs
  • Friday, June 1 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 4 at 5 a.m. Camp Bullis, 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 the next intersection to reach its destination.
Other roads – North San Antonio
  • Monday, June 4 until Friday, June 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. TPC Parkway, both directions, at US Hwy 281. The left lane will close while crews work on the concrete median.
All closures are pending weather.

Thursday, May 31

Mail Bag: Chrostopher and AJ discover our Mail Bag....

When will you address the absolute nightmare at Fair Oaks Ranch bridge due to the closure of the frontage road? What is the progress of the work being done at Old Fred? You have been radio silent these past two weeks despite numerous calls.
- Michael
Where are the police that have been helping direct traffic on the FOR bridge during rush hour? They have disappeared this week this causing major delays once again. If I can’t get to work, I can’t pay taxes to fund this disaster you call road construction.
- Tina

So ... truth. We have received a number of phone calls and emails about the Fair Oaks Parkway overpass. On our end, we take one or two of those and reach out to project staff to have the issue addressed. We file away those couple of communications - and the dozen or more that follow - and move forward. We work to communicate as much as we are able, but cannot always keep up with the demands of some areas in our 12-county district.
We apologize that means the Fair Oaks community felt we were ignoring them. We assure y'all that was absolutely not the case. Our communications team simply has a larger swath of area to focus on - 12 counties! - with similar communication demands and we work hard to try keeping everyone we can in the loop on their projects.
All that said, a good bit of the issues y'all were seeing should have calmed now that Sundt has finished work on the frontage roads requiring the closure that complicated that area. What's more, you're about a month from being finished totally with work at the FOP intersection itself. We hope to have the frontage roads converted to one-way soon, which will open up the capacity of the frontage roads. It'll also mean the new exit ramps will be open, storing the traffic waiting at the FOP intersection onto the frontage road and getting that traffic off the main lanes.

Not a question today, just a compliment. I travel west on 151 every morning (between 0610 and 0710) and since the new flyover to NB 410 opened, it has been much less congested just as your folks planned. Thank you! It has reduced my commute time as well as any stress. I'm sure it will also improve safety in the area. Thanks again!
- Roy

We're as glad as anyone to see a plan work out! We're hoping to see a similar improvement when the direct connectors at I-410 and US 90 are finished in the next 18 months or so. We're getting so close to all that happening!
Also, Roy, thank you for reaching out. Comments like these really mean a lot to our guys in the field (and yes, they do actually read these posts)!

I have a plethora of questions! Now that I found this page I'll probably be emailing you a lot! (Sorry in advance).
151/ Alamo Ranch: I just read on one of your blogs that ARP is owned by the city and not the state, thus y'all (basically) have nothing to do with it. Yet, I have also know that SH 151 is potentially planned to extend to/ through SH 211 AND that ARP is basically built as future SH 151 access roads. So... I don't get it. Is TXDOT planning to in the near (or distant) future acquire/ incorporate ARP into 151?
SH 211: Are y'all at least considering extending SH 211 north to I-10 and south to 35? I think it's phenomenal that there is this active planning to acquire right of way and build this highway AHEAD of the growth, knowing the highway will be desperately needed in the near future. However, it seems like it could never be realized to its full potential/ usefulness without these connections (especially to I-10). Would an extension to I-10 be incorporated into or connect to the future highway planned as part of the "Kendall Gateway Study"?
- Christopher

We're excited for the plethora - and we hope to answer them all! We make one simple promise, Christopher: we'll be direct and honest. The answers may not be what folks love to hear, but they will be completely and unabashedly truthful.
On to the questions you've got. We'll start with the Hwy 151-Alamo Ranch Parkway question.
It seems very logical to continue Hwy 151 through Hwy 211 following the path of Alamo Ranch Parkway. However, that's not the case today. Frankly we've been working to get lane-miles off our system wherever possibly rather than adding roads to our grid.
That said, if the county (owner of ARP right now) includes the turnover of ARP to TxDOT as part of a larger transportation funding strategy in the future we would be happy to listen. Something like that would require a lot of folks to say "yes", though, including (but not limited to) the Alamo Area MPO, Alamo Regional Mobility Authority and the Texas Transportation Commission.
But as of right now, today, this moment ... us taking on Alamo Ranch Parkway isn't something we have written anywhere in our scheme.
As for Hwy 211 ... right now Bexar County Public Works is working to connect Potranco and Culebra roads. Beyond that ... we haven't had any detailed conversations at this point. Our recommendation if you feel this is a solution we should move aggressively on: get involved with the MPO and make comments at the Kendall Gateway meetings. We'll pass along the idea to our planners to ensure it's on the radar, but it's really going to take some local calls to make something like this viable.

As with all construction projects, I know things change as progress is made. What are the current timelines for the I-10 corridor projects? Namely:

  • Ralph Fair to Fair Oaks
  • Old Fred intersection
  • Fair Oaks intersection
  • activation of one-way frontage roads through Fair Oaks
  • HOV lanes (I remember reading that this project will be opened in phases with first section to take a year, but progress seems to be moving rather quickly.)
Is there a webpage where I can read about the planned stages?
Thanks!
- AJ

Hey, AJ! You've reached out via email, but we're going to answer all these questions on the blog so all can benefit. You can look at the details of what we're doing on each project online here.
As for updated timelines, this blog is the go-to source. With that in mind, here's the latest schedule:
  • Ralph Fair to Fair Oaks will wrap up this fall
  • Old Fred intersection is open for business, though we still have that signal to install and have our traffic division turn on
  • The intersection of Fair Oaks itself is set to be finished by Independence Day, but we have to wait for the frontage road conversion to open the intersection to full capacity
  • We're still nailing down a firm timeframe for the frontage road conversion and hope to have something firm to discuss next month; right now we're leaning toward opening things in four stages with the Old Fred intersection being the divider ... the determining factor will really be the new exit and entrance ramps
  • The expansion of I-10 to include HOV lanes between Ralph Fair and La Cantera is still on its initial pace; they expect to open up one lane each way as soon as 2019, with final completion and that fourth lane opened early 2021

I noticed the 2015 animated video showed two "managed lanes" on each side and the 2017 video shows one HOV. Any background on the change?
- AJ

We're guessing you're talking about the I-10 project on this. Honestly, we don't build where we're not wanted and, in this case, the local input was such that we change the plan from two managed lanes each direction to a single HOV lane and a traditional non-tolled express lane.

Why is the bridge over the Guadalupe River on 281 Spring Branch closed and when will it open again? Are repairs going to be made? Nothing has been done in weeks except traffic is now down to one lane over the River. You need to notify folks if roads are going to close.
- Trudy

We're totally reconstructing the southbound bridge, Trudy. It'll take us a while to get it all done out there - we've been trying to keep in touch with local media to keep folks up-to-date. When we shut down the bridge we found some pavement failures we didn't expect. Those are now fixed so we've moved our contractor on to the actual bridge.
As for the work ... we're tearing the bridge down to its skeleton, basically, and reconstructing everything around the frame. It won't be expanded with this one, but will be upgraded significantly.
The bridge will remain closed for the duration of work, which will be over a year.

What are the planned closures for I-10 west out of San Antonio [both NB and SB] the weekend of Memorial Day, specifically Saturday May 26, 2018 after 5:00 pm - need to get into and out of Boerne and Cordillera Ranch.
- Linda

We didn't have any closures! We actually avoid any major closures on major holiday weekends, period.
We're sorry we didn't reply sooner, Linda. Mail bag questions are collected and answered on this forum and not a place we offer immediate answers with direct emails. In the future you can check our weekly closures post online, or follow us on Twitter for real-time issues or answers.


Thank you for finally making a promise date, and opening up the WB access road at Old Fred on the 25th.
- Dave

We're as thrilled as anyone to see that kind of progress. We're hoping to keep the momentum! Right now Sundt is focusing on the new exit and entrance ramps so they can begin a successive chain of frontage road conversions. We're hoping to have all the major work done out there by the end of summer, though it's likely you'll still see equipment moving around into the fall just a little bit.
Bottom line: we're with y'all on this one. Fast is good when it comes to project delivery, and we're pulling all the levers we can to make it happen!

Is I-10 East still scheduled to be closed starting June 1? I saw something about it on your blog post from earlier in May. Just wondering if that is still the plan.
- Brad

It is - check out our latest closures list for updated plans.

Wednesday, May 30

Upcoming major closures

We just got off the phone with our engineers in the field and have our not-so-lengthy list of major closures to watch out for over the next week or so....


I-10 at Camp Bullis
We've talked about this before ... the eastbound main lanes of I-10 will close at Camp Bullis Friday night and reopen Monday morning. That's 9 p.m. Friday through about 5 a.m. Monday for those who want specific timeframes.
We're hanging bridge support beams over Camp Bullis, so we'll also have Camp Bullis closed at I-10 through the weekend. Traffic will use the frontage roads and turnarounds to reach its destination.
Remember: this will impact (directly, anyway) only the eastbound main lanes and Camp Bullis itself.


I-410 at US 90
We have a slew of overnight closures through the next week or two on I-410 at US 90. If this is your nighttime commute just expect I-410 to be closed through about mid-June while we finish up some overhead bridge work. Yes, that's both directions of I-410.
Traffic will exit US 90 and follow the frontage road to the next available ramp.


That's it!
None of our other project have any major (that is, an entire direction or more of the highway) closures over the next week or so. Overnight closures abound in almost all of our construction zones, but those are typically the normal alternating closures you'll see with any project.
Plan your drives accordingly and be safe, drive smart!

Tuesday, May 29

This week's construction-related closures

I-10 – Seguin
  • Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Eastbound main lanes between Hwy 46 and Business 123. Alternating lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
I-10 – Boerne
  • Wednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, May 31 at 5 a.m. Westbound main lanes at Scenic Loop Road. The right lane will close while crews install a highway sign.
I-10 – Leon Springs
  • Friday, June 1 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 4 at 5 a.m. Eastbound main lanes at Camp Bullis. All lanes will close while crews set bridge support beams. Traffic will exit Camp Bullis, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
I-10 – Northwest San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Eastbound frontage road at Ramsgate. The left lane will close while crews do concrete work. This includes the east-to-west turnaround at Ramsgate. Traffic will turn around at Wurzbach Road to reach its destination.
I-35 – Schertz
  • Current and continuous until October 2018. Frontage roads, both directions, at FM 1103. One lane will close while crews replace the FM 1103 overpass bridge.
  • Wednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, May 31 at 6 a.m. Main lanes, both directions, at FM 1103. All lanes will close while crews do overhead bridge work. Traffic will exit FM 1103, continue through the intersection and re-enter the highway.
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between George Beach and Thousand Oaks. Alternating lanes will close while crews stripe the highway lanes.
  • Tuesday-Saturday, May 29-June 2. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Frontage roads, both directions, between Thousand Oaks and George Beach. Alternating lanes will close while crews do finishing road work.
I-410 – North San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Eastbound frontage road between Cross Roads and Interchange Parkway. Alternating lanes will close while crews do concrete work.
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Turnarounds, both directions, at Marbach Road. The turnarounds will remain closed while crews construct the new Marbach overpass bridge. Traffic will use the signalized intersection.
  • Current and continuous until December 2018. Northbound exit ramp to Marbach. The ramp will remain closed while crews reconstruct the road. Traffic will exit US Hwy 90 and continue along the frontage road to reach its destination.
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. Southbound main lanes at Old Pearsall Road. Alternating lanes will close while crews install new guardrail.
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Southbound main lanes at US Hwy 90. All lanes will close while crews do bridge work. Traffic will exit US 90, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
U.S. Hwy 90 – West San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Main lanes, both directions, between I-410 and Hunt Lane. All lanes will close while crews pour concrete overhead. Traffic will exit I-410, continue along the frontage road and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
  • Wednesday-Friday, May 30-June 1. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound frontage road between I-410 and Holal. All lanes will close while crews work on the overhead bridge structure. Traffic will follow the posted detour route.
U.S. Hwy 281 – Far North San Antonio
  • Current until Thursday, May 31. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound frontage road at Loop 1604. The right two lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Current until Thursday, May 31. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Sonterra Boulevard. The right two lanes will close while crews do bridge work.
  • Current until Thursday, June 7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound main lanes at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews do road work.
  • Current until Thursday, June 7. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Northbound frontage road at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews set barrier.
State Hwy 151
  • Current until Friday, June 1. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Eastbound main lanes between Military Drive and I-410. All lanes will close while crews resurface the roadway. Traffic will exit Hunt Lane, continue through the intersections and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
  • Monday, May 28 until Friday, June 8. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. nightly. Westbound main lanes between West Military Drive and I-410. All lanes will close while crews resurface the roadway. Traffic will exit I-410, continue through the intersections and re-enter the highway at the next available ramp.
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Tuesday, May 29. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Northbound main lanes at Potranco Road. The right lane will close while crews work on foundations for traffic signals. This closure will primarily impact the right turn lane onto and off of Potranco Road.
Other roads – Converse
  • Monday, June 11 until Friday, August 24. FM 78 at FM 1516. The right turn lane will close while crews do road work. Oversized vehicles will use FM 3502 to reach its destination.
Other roads – Helotes
  • Current and continuous until Monday, July 2. Riggs Road, both directions, at FM 1560. All lanes are restricted while crews reconstruct the intersection. The turn radius is tight and trucks with trailers should not use this intersection.
  • Current and continuous until Friday, September 28. Northbound Bandera Road at FM 1560. The left turn lane will close while crews do road work. No left turns will be permitted. Traffic will continue to the next intersection and turn around to reach its destination. Cross traffic from Circle A is also blocked.
  • Tuesday-Friday, May 29-June 1. Northbound Bandera Road between Quincy Lee and Loop 1604. Alternating lanes will close while crews install storm drain.
Other roads – Leon Springs
  • Friday, June 1 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 4 at 5 a.m. Camp Bullis, 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 the next intersection to reach its destination.
Other roads – Northwest San Antonio
  • Tuesday-Thursday, May 29-31. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. Wiseman Boulevard, both directions, at Loop 1604. The right lane will close while crews do concrete work.
All closures are pending weather.

Monday, May 21

Mail Bag: Why we use asphalt and not concrete

What work is currently happening at the turnaround by Ramsgate? Currently seeing it closed daily during the day.
Also, huge props to whoever finds the gifs for the blog!
- Kevin
Well, shucks. Thanks! We have fun with the gifs (and other graphics and references). We hope all y'all do as well.
The work at Ramsgate is a maintenance job to repair the concrete retaining wall and the bridge rail at and near the turnaround bridge. The work should be wrapped up by the first part of June. We know it's throwing off a few folks and their commutes - all highway maintenance tends to have that effect - but we're working hard to stay in touch with the USAA communications team to keep them in the loop. They are the top contributor to the traffic at the turnaround, after all, so we're doing what we can to coordinate the work with the good folks over there.


I travel Wurzbach Parkway to work. I see signs that talk about road closures beginning May 14. Can you tell me what to expect next week. Should I use 410 to travel to work?
- Rebecca
Rebecca, we're sorry this answer didn't come in time. We understand the work on Wurzbach has wrapped up at this point.
The closure was on Wurzbach Road and was done by the city of San Antonio, not us. They did a heckuva job getting word out and tried to be sure folks knew in advance of the closure.


Have they determined what caused the longitudinal cracking on I-10? I'm no engineer, but from the photos, it looks like when the contractors excavated material from the roadway edge, they failed to support that edge as it bore the weight of the Jersey barriers. Recent heavy rains probably didn't help either, eroding the exposed base material and surrounding soils.
- Mark
You kind of hit the nail on the head, Mark. The contractor is using, per plans, soil nail walls to support the edge of our excavation. In this instance the equipment for those soil nail walls bogged down and Flatiron's excavation team got a little ahead of things. This is a gamble literally every contractor takes on a project like this, and more than 99 percent of the time it pays off and we see no problems.
As you pointed out the rain didn't help here, and we saw a failure. It wasn't catastrophic, but any failure has potential of becoming that way. We worked hard to prevent the catastrophic failures that could have caused safety hazards.
Here's the silver lining: the delay is extremely minimal. Flatiron lost about a day and a half of production and that's it. On a three-year project that's amazing.
The long-term, permanent fix for the issue is literally designed into the construction plans. When it comes to roadway failures on a construction project, this was pretty much the best possible scenario.


Regarding the nearly complete NE 410/35 project between George Beach and Walzam, I give the project an A-. I no longer fear for my life on south bound lanes as the Rittman traffic no longer tries to zip across 5 lanes of traffic to get to 410 South and traffic seems to move pretty well through that section (the clog is now between Walzam and O'Connor on Northbound).
My only complaints are minor and as you have pointed out before, not necessarily needed. That is the street lights. Many in that section still don't work and one pole in front of Texas Thrift blinks constantly. And having some sodium lights and some LED is kind of tacky. Other than that, great job on this project!
- Jeff
Thanks, Jeff! We'll take it!
It kills us the project took as long as it has to finish, and we've done some internal reviews to see how we can prevent a lot of the delays we've seen on the job for future projects.
Having the new lanes open has been a huge milestone for us - and the big reason for the job in the first place. Well, those and the ramp revisions we've done along the corridor. With a little luck we'll have everything in place and be done - like done done - by mid-summer.
The includes the lights which, as we've said, will be burning as soon as we can get them connected to power. Thanks for your patience on it!


I know there a lot of construction going on 1604 between 90 and 151. Same thing for almost every intersection that have lights except Wiseman. It looks like they are not working on it and look pretty much the same for like couple months. Any idea what going on?
- Daryl
We had some work on retaining walls and drain structures that kept us from digging into Wiseman the way we've done at the other intersections over the last two months.
That will change here in the next couple of weeks, and southbound Loop 1604 will switch onto the frontage road just south of Hwy 151 here in June. That will let Zachry Construction go nuts on the new overpasses. Once the new southbound overpass is ready we'll flip traffic over - Zachry has been working on ways to provide incremental improvements to traffic as they're available (Webber also) on this project, effectively fast-tracking an already aggressive schedule.


The WB I-10 frontage road closure at Old Fred has caused the traffic to back up at the Fair Oaks Ranch bridge almost a 1/4 a mile. Having one exit/entry for 4 major neighborhood was the worst idea ever. Please open up the frontage road M-F 7-9am and 4-6pm. What is being done to alleviate this? This cannot be the norm for a month or more.
- Christina
This closure HAS to be a constant closure. Opening intermittently as you've suggested simply isn't physically possible. To install the pipes we're putting in the ground the road itself was torn up for about 500 feet.
Sundt is working to get this work finished quickly and should have it open by the end of this month. We know it has been really, really rough this month and we thank everyone for their patience.


In your May 1 post, you talked about the traffic lights, but since you were talking about Buckskin, were the lights there? If so, what about the Fair Oaks Parkway lights?
Also, you talked about quadrants and stages, neither of which means anything to me without a definition. Also, the map showed some orange sections of roads with some white markings around them. What do they mean?
- Al Koppen
We are building traffic signals at Buckskin Drive. The construction contract doesn't have us turning them on - that will fall to our traffic operations folks.
Sounds convoluted, we know. It has to do with the warrant for the signal, which you can read all about here. Right now we don't have a warrant for the signal - mostly because the intersection doesn't completely exist. Once the intersection opens we're confident the warrant will be met, but we technically have to wait for that to happen.
Traffic signals are indeed being built at the Fair Oaks Parkway intersection and will become active here in June (based on the current schedule). The signal configuration will be identical to that of the current Ralph Fair intersection.
As for quadrants and stages, we apologize if that graphic wasn't clear enough. Here it is, once again, for your benefit:
The orange areas are the areas where work is being done. You'll note the white/orange markings are construction barricades, indicating the area is blocked off for construction.
Every intersection mimics the x-and-y axis planes we learn about in math class growing up. Each intersection has four quadrants. In the graphic to the left, these are labeled as Quadrant I (quadrant 1), Quadrant II (2), Quadrant III (3) and Quadrant IV (4). The first quadrant is where the X and Y axes both have positively valued coordinates. The second quadrant is where the Y axis coordinate is positive but the X axis coordinate is negative. The third quadrant features two negative coordinates and the fourth quadrant features a positive X axis coordinate and a negative Y axis coordinate.
Most of the time, when we talk of intersection quadrants, we talk in terms of direction so we can keep things simple
 For the intersection of Old Fred/Buckskin Drive and I-10 that means a north quadrant (where the work is happening right now as noted with the long horizontal orange mark), a south quadrant (basically between Buckskin Drive and Indian Hills), an east quadrant (the one that was closed for like four months) and a west quadrant (the one we opened up most recently).
We're sorry this description wasn't clear enough in the first post and hope this explanation helps you keep everything straight.


Regarding the 10 east frontage rds. In particular the frontage road intersection with FM 1516 and Green Rd:
It seems this one-way conversion has greatly inconvenienced people that live and work on Green Road. I often see people going the wrong way on the access road the short distance to 1516 so they can use the underpass to go west on 10. There is also a large dirt area in front of the truck dealership that has become an impromptu thoroughfare to cut over to 1516 from Green Road in addition to cutting through the truck dealership parking lot.
Is there a solution or idea in place to alleviate this inconvenience?
- Marshall
First of all, shame on all those drivers who are making illegal and, more important, unsafe driving decisions. Seriously - all that is to save what, two minutes of drive time? Five?
The long-term fix is to complete the project. That'll open the frontage roads to two lanes (still one-way) and an increased traffic volume here will prevent this heinous behavior. The wider frontage roads will mean effective turnarounds and an easier path to get to the main lanes.
In the meantime, stepped up law enforcement may help those sacrificing the safety of everyone around them for their own convenience make better choices.


I noticed all the new overpass additions/reconstructions have been done with concrete main lane approaches (Old Fred Rd/Buckskin and Boerne Stage/Scenic Loop. Why isn't the entire project from Ralph Fair to La Cantera not being completely converted to concrete? It lasts so much longer with less maintenance. This patchwork appearance looks cheap and out of date.
- Pete
You're absolutely right, Pete. Concrete paving has a better lifespan, requires less maintenance and has a bit simpler repair than traditional asphalt roads.
They're also exponentially more expensive up front.
There's a definite case to be made the cost for concrete paving is lower in the long run - say, over a period of 30 or 50 years - but that doesn't help us get the project done today.
The business savvy folks out there can see the difficulty here. In many industries it might make sense to go with the larger up-front expenditure to save money over the course of time. If we met our break-even point in the next three to five years the concrete option would probably make sense on all our roads.
That's not the case, though. Right now, as inexpensive as asphalt is, the break-even point is decades away.
Bridges and approaches have been and will continue to be done with concrete for a number of reasons. On stretches of road built on top of ground we can use the traditional asphalt, so that's what we're doing.


What happened to the project guide tour for the 410 to 151 flyover that was supposed to be out on Thursday per the report?
- Chris
We did it! We have it posted on YouTube as well. Take a look - although everything you're seeing is now wide open and in use (Chris wrote us a couple of weeks ago).


Someone posted this question on nextdoor.com, and I am curious as well (and would like the correct info instead of people's opinions on social media):
Anyone know why the several miles of asphalt that was laid down between Boerne Stage and La Cantera mall was all ripped out? Also, any idea how far back that puts the construction timelines?
- Leslie
We asked our project staff about this question and they said they don't have a long stretch of asphalt we've torn out on the main lanes of the highway. We think he question is likely a reference to asphalt laid down during a previous project. We've taken out parts of the shoulders to tie the existing road with the expansion to the inside and the outside of the road.
We've also got some spots we're putting some temporary pavement on each side of the road so we can shift existing traffic lanes over to give our crews some elbow room to safely build what we're building.
This project - to widen I-10 between La Cantera Parkway and Ralph Fair Road - is still running on pace to finish up early 2020. We've not had anything that's pushed our construction timeline back - not even the asphalt issue from earlier in the month.