Antonio Area Freeway System
INFO: US 90 West Expansion (Loop 410 to SH
page last updated December
project is currently in design
descriptions below are based on preliminary schematics and, as
result, details may change before the project goes to construction.
This page will be updated when final schematics for the project are
US 90 West from Old
Hwy 90 to Medina County Line
Advanced planning (see timeline below.)
project will upgrade US 90 west of Loop 1604 from a four lane divided
highway to a six lane freeway with access roads. It will also build the
remainder of the flyovers at the Loop 1604 interchange, revise the SH
211 interchange, widen US 90 between Loop 410 and Loop 1604 to eight
lanes (six mainlanes plus an auxiliary lane), and make various
operational improvements along the
remainder of the corridor east of Loop 1604. A separate project will
construct the remaining flyovers at the Loop 410 interchange.
of the scale of this project and funding availability, it will be
broken into multiple phases. It is expected that the first phase will
be the widening and improvements west of Loop 410 and may include additional flyovers
at the Loop 1604 interchange.
project is in addition to several improvements that have already been
made to a portion of this corridor recently.
project will help
Several new large subdivisions have been constructed along US
90 west of Loop 1604 in the past decade with several more planned. As a
result, traffic volumes along that stretch of US 90 have increase more
than 25% over the past decade. Additionally, growth along the Potranco
Road corridor just to the north is likely contributing to traffic in
the US 90 corridor.
Upgrading this segment to a freeway will allow it to efficiently and
safely handle current and expected traffic. Completing the Loop 1604
interchange will accomodate current and expected traffic there.
remaining upgrades will improve the operation of the Military Dr.
interchange and facilitate the future flyovers in the Loop 410
Planning is still ongoing. Phase 1 is funded and it is expected
construction could start in 2022. Future phases are
currently unfunded and therefore have no current timeline.
Below is the detailed schematic for this
project from TxDOT with my own annotations added to help clarify and
explain the various elements. Click on
the image below
to open the schematic in a new window that you can scroll and zoom.
that this schematic shows the ultimate plan for the corridor including
some elements constructed as part of earlier projects. As mentioned
above, the future improvements shown here will be built in several
phases with the first phase expected to be from Loop 1604
westward including one or more additional flyovers in the Loop 1604
interchange. Future phases have not yet been determined.
schematic is somewhat large and may take a few seconds to open.)
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