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TxDOT forging ahead on major projects in San Antonio region

SAN ANTONIO – If you assume you’ve seen numerous development crews on San Antonio roadways, these ideas are proper. Officials with Texas Department of Transportation offered an replace Monday in the course of the State of the District occasion hosted by the San Antonio Mobility Coalition.

District Engineer Gina Gallegos mentioned there are greater than 200 projects underway in the San Antonio District alone.

“$2.3 billion of transportation projects are currently under construction,” she mentioned. “And over $7 billion of transportation improvements aimed at reducing congestion are planned over the next several years.”

Gallegos additionally touted projects which can be already near completion, like Highway 281 between Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway.

Major projects underway embody the major Loop 1604 expansion west of Highway 281 on the North Side. Officials additionally talked up the deliberate Interstate 35 growth on the Northeast Side, which is anticipated to start development subsequent year. That funding represents a major improve in spending over the previous 5 years. Spending totaled $650 million in Fiscal Year 2016.


“I think we can show a really great return on investment in terms of the billions being invested in the community at this time,” mentioned Victor Boyer, President/CEO of the San Antonio Mobility Coalition. “That being said, we still have many unfunded projects and we need to continue the effort to find the funding to move forward on all these multimodal projects.”

Unfunded projects included the Loop 1604 project east of Highway 281 and the I-35 project north of FM 3009 to the Comal/Guadalupe County Line.

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