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Cibolo Parkway

This page last updated April 4, 2019

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Cibolo Pkwy mapIn 2007, TxDOT completed a study on a possible future extension of FM 1103 in Cibolo south to I-10. However, it was determined that issues with right-of-way acquisition and funding precluded such an extension for the foreseeable future.

In 2015, with explosive development in the FM 1103 area continuing, the Cibolo city council instructed city staff to investigate options to build the extension themselves and a Blue-Ribbon citizens committee was formed to study the matter. In 2016, the committee recommended partnering with the Texas Turnpike Corporation (TTC) to build a six mile, four-lane expressway from FM 1103 at Weil Road south to I-10 at Zuehl Road and to fund the project by tolling the new road. The project would include an overpass over the Union Pacific railroad with an interchange at FM 78 as well as overpasses and interchanges at Lower Seguin Road and Bolton Road and at each end. 

In 2017, the city council approved an agreement with TTC to move forward with the project. While the City of Cibolo would own the road, TTC would finance the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the estimated $100 million project. In exchange, it would collect tolls-- currently planned at 20 cents a mile-- from roadway users for 50 years. 

TTC completed a feasibility study for the road in February 2018. In mid 2018, the plans for the new road were changed to a two-lane divided roadway (sometimes referred to as a "Super Two") with future expansion to four lanes as traffic warrants. 

Initial proposals indicated that the project could also include two toll-free express lanes in the center of a planned widening of FM 1103 between Weil and I-35. Possible future toll-free "enhancements" to FM 1103 are still included in recent plans.

It is important to note that this project is being undertaken solely by the City of Cibolo and its partner TTC, which is a private company. TxDOT's own planned expansion of FM 1103 pre-dates this proposal and TxDOT is not directly involved in the planning or development of this project; their role is limited to approving any connections to state highways (i.e. FM 1103, FM 78, and I-10), assuring that it meets state highway standards, and coordinating a federally-required environmental study necessitated by the proposed road's connection to I-10. The project is included in the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's (AAMPO) regional plans because of the required environmental study, but it has no state or federal funding associated with it.

This project is now in the project development phase, which includes the environmental study, advanced planning, engineering, and design, and financing. 

As with every toll road project in the San Antonio area, this project has become controversial and grassroots efforts are underway calling for a stop to it. In January 2019, the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court passed a resolution rescinding their previous support for the project and asking the AAMPO to remove the road from their plans after expressing concerns about various aspects of the project. The AAMPO policy board took the matter under review at their March 2019 meeting.


Additional information

Cibolo Parkway
http://ciboloparkway.org/
City of Cibolo - Proposed Cibolo Parkway Project
http://www.cibolotx.gov/index.aspx?NID=464/
TxDOT San Antonio blog: Is TxDOT involved with the Cibolo Parkway project?
http://txdotsanantonio.blogspot.com/2017/07/mail-bag-is-txdot-involved-with-cibolo.html




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