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Freeway system
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    I-10 East
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    I-35 South
    Kelly Pkwy
    Loop 410 (I-410)
    Loop 1604
    SH 151
    Spur 371
    US 90 West
    US 281 North
    Wurzbach Pkwy
  Construction projects
    I-10/Fair Oaks
    I-10/Leon Springs
    I-35/Loop 410
    LP 1604/Bandera
    LP 1604/Blanco
    LP 1604/Kitty Hawk
    LP 1604/Potranco
    LP 1604/US 90
    SH 151/LP 1604
    SH 151/Loop 410
    US 281 North
    US 90/Loop 410
    HOV lanes
    Media galleries
    Tollway system
      LP 1604 mngd lanes
    10/1604 yield signs
    History of 281/410
Other roads & more





Read my essay on San Antonio's freeway history for the Express-News' Tricentennial series here. The full history of the freeway system is available on this site here.

San Antonio Area Roads and Freeways
Historical Photos

This page last updated March 29, 2017


Below are links to several pages containing historical photos of San Antonio's freeways and other roads.  Note that each of the pages is loaded with pictures and may take a while to completely load depending on your connection speed.

"Downtown Y" Interchange
This page has historical photos of the "Downtown Y" (I-10 West/I-35) interchange.
I-10 West/US 87
This page has historical photos of the I-10 West/US 87 freeway.
I-35/US 81
This page has historical photos of the I-35/US 81 freeway.
This page has historical photos of the I-37 freeway.
Other Locations (freeways)
This page has historical photos from other San Antonio freeways.

OTHER ROADS (Non-freeway)
Austin Highway
This page has historical photos of Austin Highway and the old Austin Road.
Bandera Rd./Fredericksburg Rd.
This page has historical photos of Bandera Road and Fredericksburg Road.
Southside Roads
This page has historical photos of various roads on the Southside.
Other Locations (non-freeway)
This page has historical photos of non-freeway streets and roads in and around San Antonio not covered in other galleries.
This page has historical photos of various road signs on roads in the San Antonio area and elsewhere in Texas.

Historical maps and plans
This page has historical freeway plans and maps of San Antonio.

Other sites of interest

You can find more historic photos at the sites below.

TexasFreeway.com (by Ron Jackson)

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