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Wednesday, October 31

Learn All About It: Crucial Role Of Highway Retaining Walls

Have you noticed those big retaining walls that line many of our area's highways? In this post we discuss these walls, in particular the ones being built to reinforce the elevated mainlanes above the frontage roads and surrounding right of way (ROW) along I-10 for the project between La Cantera and Ralph Fair Road.
 
These walls allow us to use the I-10 ROW as efficiently as possible with multiple lane heights supported by mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls. These walls are constructed soil walls with artificial reinforcing, meaning backfill is brought in to stabilize the wall face and provide a sturdy foundation.

The MSE wall’s face is constructed of precast concrete panels stacked in vertical layers. The precast concrete panels stabilize unstable slopes and retain the soil on steep slopes while under crest loads. Due to the mainlane overpasses being higher in elevation than the frontage roads or surrounding ground, these walls are needed to widen the road. Otherwise, there is not enough distance between mainlanes and frontage roads to place the required embankment slopes. Below are some examples of MSE retaining wall we're constructing on this project.







With these new retaining walls in the construction process, it won’t be long until you will be driving on the new and improved lanes they will support. Next time you’re stopped next to a retaining wall, take a quick look and admire how much weight these simple, yet extraordinary walls support. 

In the pictures above, the top two show the retaining wall during the actual construction process. These pictures clearly show the backfill used to stabilize the wall along with the individual precast concrete panels. The bottom two pictures show the retaining wall with several vertical layers of precast concrete panels. Also notice that all the concrete panels have the same unique pattern on the face of the panels. This pattern is specific to MSE retaining walls in the San Antonio district, so keep an eye out for this pattern throughout the city!

Friday, October 26

Next Week's Construction-Related Closures

** ALL CLOSURES WEATHER PERMITTING**

I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Friday, October 26 until Saturday, October 27. 9 p.m. until 9 p.m. Full closure on eastbound mainlanes at Dominion Drive for bridge deck work. Dominion Drive under I-10 and the eastbound entrance ramp to Dominion Drive will also be closed. DETOUR FOR DOMINION DRIVE TRAFFIC: Westbound traffic will use Boerne Stage Road. Eastbound traffic will use Camp Bullis Road. 
  • Friday, October 26 until Monday, October 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound right mainlane from ½-mile west of SH 46 to ½-mile east of US 87 for shoulder reconstruction work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound left mainlane from Camp Bullis Road to Dominion Drive for reinforced concrete pavement work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Thursday, November 1. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound left shoulder from ½ mile east of US 87 to ½ west of Cross Point for installing barrier. 
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 27. 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions between I-410 and Loop 1604 for striping, mill/overlay and installing portable concrete traffic barrier. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions between I-410 and Loop 1604 for striping, mill/overlay and installing portable concrete traffic barrier. 
I-410 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, November 2. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of all mainlanes from US 90 to Valley Hi and full closure of frontage road from just before US 90 bridge to the eastbound cloverleaf for direct connector work. 
  • Saturday, October 27 until Saturday, October 28. 11 p.m. until 10 a.m. Two northbound mainlanes between US 90 and Marbach for barrier removal and opening of new direct connector from US 90 East to I-410 North. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full northbound mainlane closure from US 90 bridge before Marbach Road for barrier and overhang removal. DETOUR: Traffic will use the frontage road and use next ramp. 
Loop 1604 – South San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating main lanes in both directions from Rock Port Road to FM 1303 (South Flores Road) for striping and barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating mainlanes between Military Drive and Wiseman Boulevard for barrier removal and resetting work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. One westbound frontage road lane from Hausman Road to Bandera Road for milling and paving work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound and westbound cloverleaf ramps to I-10 for guard rail and mow strip work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. One westbound mainlane from Vance Jackson to I-10 for guardrail and lighting repairs. 
  • Wednesday, October 31 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating northbound mainlanes from Military Drive to Wiseman Boulevard for concrete traffic barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 27 until Monday, October 29. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road between US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating westbound frontage road between Gold Canyon Road and US 281 for restripe work. 
US 281 – North San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from just south of Loop 1604 to just north of Loop 1604 for barrier work. 
  • Saturday, October 27 until Monday, October 29. 2 a.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure in both directions from Sonterra Boulevard and Donella Drive for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating northbound mainlanes between Redland Road and Encino Rio for barrier work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound frontage road between Sonterra Boulevard and Loop 1604 for restripe work and direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from Redland Road to Encino Rio for striping and barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from the frontage road exit to Sonterra Boulevard for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of southbound mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard to Donella Drive for direct connector work. 
  •  Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure in both directions at Redland Road for ramp work. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Friday, November 2. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of eastbound mainlanes and frontage road from Ray Ellison Drive to I-410 for eastbound-northbound direct connector work. 
  • Current until Friday, November 2. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of westbound mainlanes and frontage road from I-410 to Horal Street for bridge panel work. 
  • Current until Saturday, November 10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound center mainlane from ½-mile west of Loop 1064 southbound to ½-mile east of Loop 1604 northbound for direct connector work. DETOUR: Traffic rerouted to eastbound frontage road past I-410 interchange and back on to US 90. 
  • Saturday, October 27. 7 a.m. until 12 noon. The center eastbound mainlane ½ mile west to ½ east of Loop 1604 northbound for rebar work. 
  • Saturday, October 27 until Sunday, October 28. 11 p.m. until 10 a.m. Full closure of eastbound mainlanes from Hunt Lane to I-410 for barrier removal work and opening of direct connector from US 90 eastbound to I-410 northbound. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of westbound mainlanes from I-410 to Horal Street to set bridge panels. DETOUR: Traffic will take the cloverleafs to I-410 northbound frontage road to the mainlanes; turnaround to southbound frontage road to mainlanes; exit at US 90 to access the westbound frontage road. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Thursday, November 1. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The right eastbound lane from Hunt Lane to I-410 for concrete pour. 
SH 16 (Bandera Road) – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 28 until Thursday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The southbound left lane from Cooter Brown’s to Loop 1604 for signal conduit work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Thursday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two southbound right lanes from Cedar Trail to Cooter Brown’s for overhead sign work. 
  • Sunday, October 28 until Thursday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. The right lane in both directions from Cedar Trail to Quincy Lee for overhead sign work. 
US 87 (Rigsby Road) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 27. Eastbound right lane from Bonair Road to Jupe Drive for sidewalk and driveway work. 
I-37 – South Region
  • Current until Friday, November 2. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for paving and milling work. Ramp closures include FM 1099 entrance and exit and US 281A entrance. 
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for guard rail work. 
FM 1957 (Potranco Road) – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 27. 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full closure in both directions at Loop 1604 for traffic signal work. 
FM 1346 (E. Houston St.) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, November 3. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from WW White to Flora Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
Other roads – Bexar County
  • Current until Thursday, November 1. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of Military Drive in both directions at Loop 1604 for bridge work.
  • Current until Friday, December 21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Both directions of Kilmarnoch Lane from Bonny Brae Lane to Loop 1604 for construction work. 
Other roads – Atascosa County
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Two lanes of northbound I-37 between Atascosa/Live Oak county line to one mile north of US 281A for pouring concrete, paving and guardrail installation. DETOUR: Northbound traffic on I-37 will be diverted at Exit 98 (FM 541); westbound traffic on FM 1099 will be diverted to US 281A. 
Other roads – Kerr County
  • Friday, October 26 until Friday, November 2. 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Alternating lanes on I-10 closed in both directions between FM 1338 (Goat Creek Road) to SH 16 for pavement work. 
  • Friday, October 26 until Saturday, October 27. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The eastbound ramps on I-10 between FM 1338 (Goat Creek Road) to SH 16 will be closed for metal beam guard fence work. DETOUR: Exit to Harper Road (Exit 505). 
  • Saturday, October 27 until Sunday, October 28. 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The westbound ramps on I-10 between FM 1338 (Goat Creek Road) to SH 16 will be closed for metal beam guard fence work. DETOUR: Exit to Harper Road (Exit 505).

Full closure at US 281 and Loop 1604 this weekend

The weather has cleared up for this upcoming work on the direct connectors that will require full closures on both the southbound and the northbound direction on US 281 mainlanes from Saturday (October 27, 2018) at 2 a.m. to Monday (October 29, 2018) at 5 a.m.

The closures are as follows:

1. On the US 281 southbound mainlanes from Sonterra Blvd. Exit Ramp to Donella Entrance Ramp that includes the following detour: taking the Sonterra Blvd. Exit Ramp, driving along southbound frontage road through intersections at LP 1604 & Donella Drive, and using the Donella Entrance Ramp.

2. On the US 281 northbound mainlanes from Frontage Road Exit Ramp to Sonterra Entrance Ramp that includes the following detour: taking Frontage Road Exit Ramp, taking a right on LP 1604 eastbound frontage road, if heading north: use the turnaround at Gold Canyon Road and take a right at the northbound frontage road, if heading west: driving along eastbound frontage road through intersections at Gold Canyon Road, use the turnaround at Redland Road, take the Redland Road Entrance Ramp, and use the Stone Oak Parkway Exit Ramp.
Off-Duty Police will be used to assist with traffic control, as needed.

Work is weather permitting. Note that the sequence of work can change due to unforeseen issues.

You can receive information on lane closures straight to your e-mail inbox by registering here (link to http://eepurl.com/cXz2kr). Daily updates are sent out daily for the full closures.

Thursday, October 25

Be Prepared: Alternating Mainlane Closures On I-10 East

Construction is underway to widen I-10 East from four to six lanes between I-410 and Loop 1604. The following closures are scheduled from Saturday, October 27 until Saturday, November 3. All work is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Eastbound and Westbound I-10 Mainlanes between I-410 & Loop 1604:
Alternating lane closures will occur in both directions as crews perform pavement resurfacing, striping and placement of portable traffic barriers. One lane will remain open in each direction while work is being performed in the other lane. These closures will apply as follows:
  • Saturday, October 27: 5 a.m. until  9 p.m.
  • Sunday night, October 28, until Friday November 2: 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. 
  • Saturday, November 3: 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • No lane closures scheduled overnight Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 19

Seeking Details On Upcoming I-10 West Closures? We've Got You Covered!

Weekend of Oct 20th
  •  Eastbound right main lane on I-10 will be closed between US 87 and SH 46 from Friday, October 19, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, October 22. The closure will allow for construction vehicles to access the eastbound shoulder for its reconstruction.
  • No detours are proposed as the eastbound left main lane will remain open; however, through-traffic motorists should be alerted of slower moving traffic in this area. 
Weekend of Oct 27th
  • Reconstruction of the eastbound I-10 shoulder will continue this weekend, but focused around SH 46 interchange. The eastbound right main lane on I-10 will be closed between Johns Road to east of the SH 46 interchange from Friday, October 26, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, October 29.
  • The eastbound left main lane will remain open, and through-traffic drivers should be alerted of slower moving traffic in this area. In addition, reconstruction activities will require that the eastbound I-10 exit to SH 46 be closed for a few hours (anticipated to occur on Saturday October 27).
  • During the exit closure, drivers wishing to access SH 46 from eastbound I-10 will be directed to use the Scenic Loop exit, where they will be directed to turnaround so that they can access the SH 46 exit from I-10 westbound.


I-10 East Expansion Project Scheduled Closures

Construction is underway to widen I-10 East from four to six lanes between I-410 and Loop 1604. The following closures are scheduled from Sunday, October 21 until Friday, October 26. All work is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Eastbound and Westbound I-10 Mainlanes:
  • Alternating lane closures will occur nightly in both directions as crews perform pavement resurfacing, striping and placement of portable traffic barriers. One lane will remain open in each direction while work is being performed in the other lane. 
Eastbound and Westbound I-10 Frontage Road Lanes:
  • The inside left-turn-only frontage road lanes approaching the Ackerman Road intersection will be closed daily in both directions as crews drill shafts for the newly-widened bridge piers to begin expanding the Ackerman Road overpass.


Next Week's Construction-Related Closures

** ALL CLOSURES WEATHER PERMITTING**

I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 20. 9 p.m. until 9 p.m. Full closure of eastbound mainlanes at Dominion Drive for bridge work. DETOUR: Dominion Drive in both directions at the I-10 intersection will be closed, so westbound traffic can use Boerne Stage Road and eastbound can go on Camp Bullis Road. 
  • Friday, October 26 until Monday, October 29. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound right mainlane from ½-mile west of SH 46 to ½-mile east of US 87 for shoulder reconstruction work. 
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Sunday, October 21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound right mainlane from ½-mile west of SH 46 to ½-mile east of US 87 for shoulder reconstruction. DETOUR: Traffic will be diverted to eastbound frontage road and back on mainlanes at Scenic Loop Road entrance. 
  • Saturday, October 20, 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from I-410 to Loop 1604 for striping, milling, paving and barrier installation work. 
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Wednesday, October 24.9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Northbound Randolph Boulevard/Thousand Oaks ramp for electrical work. 
Loop 1604 – South San Antonio
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating main lanes in both directions from Rock Port Road to FM 1303 (South Flores Road) for striping and barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 14 until Saturday, November 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating frontage road lanes just south of US 90 intersection for paving, striping and barrier removal work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Saturday, November 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating frontage road lanes from US 90 to Potranco Road for paving, striping and barrier removal work. 
  • Sunday, October 21 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound frontage road from Hausman Road to Bandera Road for milling and paving work. 
  • Sunday, October 21 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound and westbound cloverleaf ramps to I-10 for guard rail and mow strip work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Marbach Road exit ramp for barrier removal work. 
  • Tuesday, October 23. 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Westbound left mainlane and shoulder at Huebner Road for concrete crash cushion repair work. 
  • Thursday, October 25 until Saturday, October 27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating mainlanes between Military Drive and Wiseman Boulevard for barrier removal and resetting work. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 20 until Monday, October 22. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road between US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit for direct connector work 
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road between US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Alternating westbound frontage road lanes between US 281 northbound exit ramp to US 281 northbound frontage road for striping and barrier work. 
  • Saturday, October 27 until Monday, October 29. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road between US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit for direct connector work. 
US 281 – North San Antonio
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for striping and barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of southbound frontage road from Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to Loop 1604 westbound frontage road and from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Frontage Road entrance ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from just south of Loop 1604 to just north of Loop 1604 for barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 29 until Friday, November 2. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from Redland Road to Encino Rio for striping and barrier work.
SH 16 (Bandera Road) – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 21 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two southbound lanes from Cedar Trail to Cooter Browns for Overhead Sign Bridge (OSB) work. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 21 until Saturday, November 10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound center mainlane from ½-mile west of Loop 1064 southbound to ½-mile east of Loop 1604 northbound for direct connector work. DETOUR: Traffic rerouted to eastbound frontage road past I-410 interchange and back on to US 90. 
US 87 (Rigsby Road) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. Eastbound right lane from Bonair Road to Jupe Drive for sidewalk and driveway work. 
I-37 – South Region
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, November 2. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for paving and milling work. Ramp closures include FM 1099 entrance and exit and US 281A entrance. 
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for guard rail work. 
FM 1957 (Potranco Road) – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 27. 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full closure in both directions at Loop 1604 for traffic signal work. 
FM 1346 (E. Houston St.) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from WW White to Flora Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
Other roads – Bexar County
  • Monday, October 22 until Thursday, October 25. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Both directions of Reed Road at Loop 1604 for concrete island removal. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound Redland Road at US 281 for ramp work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Saturday, October 27. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of Military Drive in both directions at Loop 1604 for bridge work. 
  • Thursday, October 25 until Friday, December 21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Both directions of Kilmarnoch Lane from Bonny Brae Lane to Loop 1604 for construction work. 
Other roads – Atascosa County
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Two lanes of northbound I-37 between Atascosa/Live Oak county line to one mile north of US 281A for pouring concrete, paving and guardrail installation. DETOUR: Northbound traffic on I-37 will be diverted at Exit 98 (FM 541); westbound traffic on FM 1099 will be diverted to US 281A.

Friday, October 12

Heads-Up On Daytime & Nightly Closures On I-10 East Expansion Project

Construction is underway to widen I-10 East from four to six lanes between I-410 and Loop 1604. The following closures are scheduled from Saturday, October 13 until Saturday, October 20. All work is weather-permitting and subject to change.

Eastbound and Westbound I-10 mainlanes between I-410 and Loop 1604:
Alternating lane closures will be required in both directions as crews perform pavement resurfacing, striping, and placement of portable traffic barriers. One lane will remain open in each direction while work is being performed on the other lane. 

These alternating lane closures will be in effect as follows:
  • Daytime closures from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, October 13 and Saturday, October 20.
  • Nightly closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19.
Eastbound and Westbound I-10 Frontage Road lanes at Ackerman Road, Oct. 15 - 19:
  • The inside left-turn-only frontage road lanes approaching the Ackerman Road intersection will be closed daily in both directions as crews drill shafts for the newly-widened bridge piers to begin expanding the Ackerman Road overpass. 
  • These closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19.

Next Week's Construction-Related Closures

**ALL CLOSURES WEATHER PERMITTING**

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. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of southbound mainlanes from US 90 to Valley Hi for overhang removal work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from US 90 to Marbach for overhang removal work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Left southbound frontage road lane from Water Edge Street to Marbach Road for drainage box installation work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. One northbound frontage road lane from Landing Avenue to Bronco Lane for grading, hauling material and bore work. 
I-10 – West San Antonio 
  • Current until Tuesday, October 16. 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Westbound left mainlane at Boerne Stage Road for retaining wall work. NOTE: Boerne Stage Road/Leon Springs exit ramp will be closed. 
  • Current until Saturday, October 13. 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Full closure of westbound frontage road and full closure of Boerne Stage Road (including exit ramp) for bridge work. 
  • Friday, October 19 until Saturday, October 20. 9 p.m. until 9 p.m.. Full closure of eastbound mainlanes at Dominion Drive for bridge work. DETOUR: Dominion Drive in both directions at the I-10 intersection will be closed, so westbound traffic can use Boerne Stage Road and eastbound can go on Camp Bullis Road.
I-10 – East San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 7 a.m. Eastbound right frontage road lane from Woodlake Parkway to Martinez Creek. 
  • Friday, October 12 until Monday, October 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound right mainlane from ½-mile west of SH 46 to ½-mile east of US 87 for shoulder reconstruction. DETOUR: Traffic will be diverted to eastbound frontage road and back on mainlanes at Scenic Loop Road entrance. 
  • Saturday, October 13. 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from I-410 to Loop 1604 fro striping, milling, paving and barrier installation work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from I-410 to Loop 1604 fro striping, milling, paving and barrier installation work. 
  • Friday, October 19 until Sunday, October 21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound right mainlane from ½-mile west of SH 46 to ½-mile east of US 87 for shoulder reconstruction. DETOUR: Traffic will be diverted to eastbound frontage road and back on mainlanes at Scenic Loop Road entrance. 
  • Saturday, October 20, 5 a.m. until 9 p.m. Alternating mainlanes in both directions from I-410 to Loop 1604 for striping, milling, paving and barrier installation work. 
I-35 – Northeast San Antonio
  • Monday, October 15 until Tuesday, October 16. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. One northbound mainlane just before and just after the I-410 intersection for bridge rail work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Southbound left mainlane at AT&T Parkway for beam work. 
Loop 1604 – South San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating main lanes in both directions from Rock Port Road to FM 1303 (South Flores Road) for striping and barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. One westbound frontage road lane from Hausman Road to Bandera Road for mill and paving work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Right westbound mainlane at Kyle Seal Parkway, at Babcock Road and at Chase Hill Boulevard for curb ramp work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Saturday, November 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating frontage road lanes just south of US 90 intersection for paving, striping and barrier removal work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Saturday, November 3. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating frontage road lanes from US 90 to Potranco Road for paving, striping and barrier removal work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 a.m. until 4 pm. Right westbound mainlane at Kyle Seal Parkway, at Babcock Road and at Chase Hill Boulevard for curb ramp work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Northbound right turn lane at Potranco Road (FM 1957) for traffic signal work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Northbound right turn lane at Military Drive for traffic signal work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound left frontage road lane from Military Drive to Westcreek Oaks Drive for fence and mow strip work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. One northbound mainlane from Marbach Road to Desert Wolf for barrier removal work. 
  • Thursday, October 18 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound right mainlane from Wiseman Boulevard to Reed Road for fence replacement work. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 13 until Monday, October 15. 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Full closure of westbound frontage road from US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound alternating frontage road lanes between US 281 northbound exit to US 281 northbound frontage road for striping and barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road between US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit for direct connector work. 
US 281 – North San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 14 until Monday, October 15. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound left mainlane and shoulder from Hildebrand exit ramp to Hildebrand entrance ramp for bridge work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound right mainlane from Encino Rio to Evans Road for barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound alternating mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound right and center mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Loop 1604 for direct connector work. 
  • Tuesday, October 15 until Thursday, October 18. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of southbound mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to Loop 1604 westbound frontage road for direct connector work. 
  • Monday, October 22 until Friday, October 26. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of northbound mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for striping and barrier work. 
US 281 – South San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Left lane in both directions at 1604 for barrier work. 
SH 16 (Bandera Road) – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two southbound lanes from Cedar Trail to Cooter Browns for Overhead Sign Bridge (OSB) work. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 14. 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Full closure of eastbound frontage road from US 90 to I-410 northbound clover leaf for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound mainlanes and frontage road from I-410 to Horal Street for bridge panel work. 
  • Sunday, October 14 until Friday, October 19. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. Eastbound mainlanes and frontage road from Ray Ellison Drive to I-410 for direct connector work. 
  • Tuesday, October 16. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Westbound center and left frontage road lanesfrom I-410 to Military Drive for bridge rail work. 
US 87 (Rigsby Road) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Current until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from Covington Road to Bonair Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
  • Monday, October 15 until Saturday, October 20. Eastoubound right lane from Bonair Road to Jupe Drive for sidewalk and driveway work. 
I-37 – South Region
  • Current until Friday, November 2. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for paving and milling work. Ramp closures include FM 1099 entrance and exit and US 281A entrance. 
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for guard rail work. 
FM 1957 (Potranco Road) – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 20 until Sunday, October 21. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Full closure in both directions at Loop 1604 for traffic signal work. 
FM 1346 (E. Houston St.) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Monday, October 15 until Saturday, October 20. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from WW White to Sapphire Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
Military Drive – West San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 20 until Sunday, October 21. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure in both directions at Loop 1604 for bridge work. 
Redland Road – North San Antonio
  • Monday, October 15 until Friday, October 19. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure in both directions at US 281 for ramp and overhang work. 
Other roads – Atascosa County
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Two lanes of northbound I-37 between Atascosa/Live Oak county line to one mile north of US 281A for pouring concrete, paving and guardrail installation. DETOUR: Northbound traffic on I-37 will be diverted at Exit 98 (FM 541); westbound traffic on FM 1099 will be diverted to US 281A.

Thursday, October 11

Major Traffic Shift On US 281 Expansion Project


We've reached a key milestone as we make progress on the US 281 Expansion Project.

Starting this weekend, we're going to start a series of traffic switches or diversions, sending drivers to newly built frontage roads on sections of the highway where we'll be working on the mainlanes (this switch will stay in place for months until the new mainlanes are ready to go).

The first of these switches will take place this weekend, with southbound drivers being diverted off the mainlanes onto the new frontage road between Encino Rio and Sonterra Boulevard (the northbound side is next and that'll take place in about two weeks). Please note that there will not be any loss of lanes -- the new frontage roads will have three lanes, same as drivers have had with mainlanes.

Also be aware that speed limit in this shift section will be reduced from the regular 60 mph down to 45 mph for safety reasons.

In order to enact this switch in an orderly manner, we'll need to put in place the following closures starting tonight (Thursday, October 11) at 9 p.m. through tomorrow (Friday, October 12) at 5 a.m. (weather permitting):
  • Alternating mainlanes of US 281 southbound between Encino Rio and the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp.
  • All mainlanes of US 281 southbound between the Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp and the Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp.

Friday, October 5

Always A Good Time To Visit Gruene, Right? Not If You're Stuck In Traffic

We're constructing southbound lanes on Loop 337 near Gruene Road and reconstructing the exit and ramp as part of the Loop 337 Expansion Project.

To perform this work safely and efficiently, crews will temporarily close the Gruene Road exit and ramp beginning Wednesday, October 10, for approximately two months (weather permitting).

Road signs have been placed to alert drivers of the upcoming closures. We ask drivers to adhere to construction signage and remain aware when traveling through the work zone.

Travelers on southbound Loop 337 will need to use Hanz Drive or River Street for access to Gruene Road. and Rock Street. The northbound exit for Rock Street will remain open during this work. Both Rock Street and Gruene Road will also remain open during this work.

Construction for the Loop 337 Expansion Project began in November 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in late 2021. The project is from I-35 to Hillcrest Drive and includes upgrading to a four-lane divided roadway with pedestrian accommodations and bridges in various locations.


Heading East? Plan Ahead Taking Into Account Scheduled I-10 Closures Next Week

Construction is underway to widen I-10 East from four to six lanes between I-410 and Loop 1604. The following closures are scheduled nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Oct. 7-12. These closures are weather permitting and subject to change:

Westbound I-10 from FM 1516 to Ackerman Road, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. nightly Sunday, October 7 until Friday, Oct. 12:
  • The right mainlane will be closed as crews install temporary pavement along the outside edge of the freeway. No WB ramp closures are scheduled at this time. 
Eastbound I-10 from Ackerman Road to FM 1516, 9 p.m.-5 a.m. nightly Sunday, October 7 until Friday, Oct. 12:
  • The right mainlane will be closed as crews install temporary pavement along the outside edge of the freeway. The exit ramps to Foster Road and FM 1516 will also be closed one at a time.

**When the Foster Road exit ramp is closed, motorists may exit at FM 1516, use the EB/WB turnaround and return to Foster Road via the WB frontage road (see diagram below):


**When the FM 1516 exit ramp is closed, motorists may use the Loop 1604 exit, turn left at Loop 1604, and return to FM 1516 via the WB frontage road (see diagram below):







Next Week's Construction-Related Closures

**ALL CLOSURES WEATHER PERMITTING** 

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. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All northbound mainlanes from US 90 bridge to on-ramp before Marbach to remove overhangs. DETOUR: Traffic will be redirected to the northbound frontage road to get on the next entrance ramp back on to the mainlanes. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All southbound mainlanes from US 90 exit ramp to the entrance ramp before Valley Hi to remove overhangs. DETOUR: Traffic will be diverted to the southbound frontage road and then use the next entrance ramp back to the mainlanes. 
  • Monday, October 8 until Thursday, October 11. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Left southbound mainlane from Water Edge Street to Marbach for drainage work. 
  • Monday, October 8 until Thursday, October 11. 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Left northbound mainlane from Landing Avenue to Bronco Lane for grading and hauling material. 
I-10 – West San Antonio
  • Current until Tuesday, October 16. 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Westbound left mainlane at Boerne Stage Road for retaining wall work. NOTE: Boerne Stage Road/Leon Springs exit ramp will be closed. 
Loop 1604 – South San Antonio
  • Monday, October 8 until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternating main lanes in both directions from Rock Port Road to FM 1303 (South Flores Road) for striping and barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound & eastbound right frontage road lane at Kyle Seale Parkway, Babcock Road and Chase Hill Boulevard for curb ramp work. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Westbound mainlanes from I-10 to Bandera Road for paving work. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound right mainlane from Wiseman Boulevard to Reed Road for guard fence work. 
  • Monday, October 8 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound right mainlane from Military Drive to Westcreek Oaks Drive for guard fence work. 
  • Thursday, October 11 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound left mainlane from Wiseman Boulevard to Reed Road for barrier work. 
Loop 1604 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 6 until Monday, October 8. 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Full closure of the westbound frontage road lanes from Encino Rio Boulevard to Sonterra Boulevard for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of eastbound main lanes from US 281 northbound exit ramp to Gold Canyon Drive exit ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Tuesday, October 9 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of westbound mainlanes from US 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Tuesday, October 9 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Full closure of Redland Road in both directions at US 281 for ramp work. 
  • Saturday, October 13 until Monday, October 15. 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. Full closure of westbound frontage road from Us 281 southbound frontage road to Stone Oak Parkway exit ramp for direct connector work. 
US 281 – North San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 6. 4 a.m. until 8 p.m & Sunday, October 7 until Thursday, October 9 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Alternating southbound mainlanes from Encino Rio to Sonterra Boulevard for striping and barrier work. 
  • Saturday, October 6 until Monday, October 8. 3 a.m. until 5 a.m. Northbound right mainlane from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for direct connector work. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Tuesday, October 9. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound full closure from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Sonterra entrance ramp for barrier work. 
  • Monday, October 8 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two northbound lanes from Donella Drive entrance ramp to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp for direct connector work. NOTE: Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp will be closed. DETOUR: Traffic diverted to Frontage Road exit and on to the frontage road through the 1604 intersection to get back on US 281 northbound. 
  • Tuesday, October 9 until Wednesday, October 10. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Southbound full closure from Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to Loop 1604 westbound frontage road for direct connector work. DETOUR: Traffic diverted to Sonterra Boulevard entrance ramp to access mainlanes. 
  • Thursday, October 11 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two northbound mainlanes from Sonterra Boulevard exit ramp to Loop 1604 for direct connector work. NOTE: Donella Drive entrance ramp will be closed. 
US 281 – South San Antonio
  • Monday, October 8 until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Left lane in both directions at 1604 for barrier work. 
SH 16 (Bandera Road) – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Right lane in both directions from Loop 1604 to Quincy Lee for overhead sign bridge (OSB) work. 
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Two southbound lanes from Cedar Trail to Cooter Browns Saloon for overhead sign bridge (OSB) work. 
US 90 – West San Antonio
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, October 12. 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. All westbound mainlanes and frontage road from I-410 to Horal Street for bridge work. DETOUR: Mainlane traffic detoured to US 90 westbound frontage road to the next entrance ramp to US 90 westbound mainlanes; frontage road traffic detoured to US 90 eastbound to the turnaround at Miitary and then to US 90 westbound main lanes. 
US 87 (Rigsby Road) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Saturday, October 6. 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Eastbound right lane from Covington Road to Bonair Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
  • Monday, October 8 until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from Covington Road to Bonair Road for sidewalk and driveway work. 
I-37 – South Region
  • Sunday, October 7 until Friday, November 2. 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for paving and milling work. Ramp closures include FM 1099 entrance and exit and US 281A entrance. 
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Northbound main lanes from Atascosa/Live Oak county line to approximately one mile north of US 281A for guard rail work. 
FM 1346 (E. Houston St.) – Southeast San Antonio
  • Monday, October 8 until Saturday, October 13. 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastbound right lane from WW White to Whispering Creek for sidewalk and driveway work. 
Other roads – Atascosa County
  • Current until November 30. 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Two lanes of northbound I-37 between Atascosa/Live Oak county line to one mile north of US 281A for pouring concrete, paving and guardrail installation. DETOUR: Northbound traffic on I-37 will be diverted at Exit 98 (FM 541); westbound traffic on FM 1099 will be diverted to US 281A.