San Antonio to improve streets, increase multimodal accessibility

April 23, 2024

The city of San Antonio will use $41.6 million to reconstruct roads, build sidewalks and improve drainage. The projects are a part of the San Antonio 2022-2027 bond program. All projects are currently in the design phase, and construction is expected to be completed by 2028.

The city will spend $16.4 million to improve pedestrian accessibility and roadway safety on Vance Jackson Road. The current road has heavy traffic during peak hours and sidewalks that do not meet accessibility guidelines. The project will add a two-way center turn lane to widen the existing corridor, build better-connecting sidewalks and a shared-use path and install underground drainage. Construction will begin in summer 2026.

The city will use an additional $15.1 million to improve three streets in the Port San Antonio area. The streets have reached the end of their design life, have narrow sidewalks, drainage issues and disconnected bike facilities. Once completed, the improved streets will increase multimodal safety, improve stormwater runoff issues, enhance neighborhood connectivity and add communal public spaces. Construction will begin in fall 2024.

The city will improve the drainage infrastructure of General Hudnell, Billy Mitchell and General McMullen roads. Plans include reconstructing and resurfacing all three roadways and adjusting utilities in the Port San Antonio area. In addition, the city will build sidewalks, curbs and driveways along all three roadways. The city will build a linear park along Billy Mitchell Road and a community plaza at General McMullen.

Plans include spending $10.1 million to fully reconstruct Covel Road. The current road has failing pavement, potholes, cracked asphalt and poor drainage. The city will build two 12-foot travel lanes and repave the road with concrete. In addition, the city will regrade the roadside drainage channels and replace drainage pipes at three locations. Construction will begin in spring 2025.

Photo courtesy of Port San Antonio

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