Antonio Area Freeway System
page last updated June 19, 2019
expressway opened in 1949, the
metropolitan area has enjoyed one of most progressive and comprehensive
urban freeway systems in North America. For many years, San Antonio was
second only to Los Angeles in the number of freeway miles. While most
US cities now have extensive freeway systems, Bexar County
one of the largest systems of state highways and freeways in the
2017, there were 1,004 centerline miles and 3,384 lane miles
of state-maintained roadways in Bexar County, with 258
centerline miles and approximately 1,436 lane miles of
freeways in the greater San Antonio area. A study by the Surface
Policy Project in 1998 ranked San Antonio's highways as the best among
the largest US urban areas.
This site covers the San Antonio freeway system in-depth. Below,
you'll find links to general information about the local freeways,
their history, and pages with in-depth details about each
freeway. There's also details
freeway construction projects, information about TransGuide and other
interesting aspects of the local freeway system, and lots
of basic information about the freeway system including layout,
statistics, frontage roads, turnarounds, double-decked freeways
construction, and signage, as well as the conventions used on this site.
some of the most common questions I hear about San Antonio's freeways
and other local roads.
the evolution of the San Antonio freeway system.
2017 traffic statistics
traffic counts and general statistics.
access detailed information about each freeway, including a description
of the route and the length covered, lane and access road
configuration, a description of the general traffic conditions and
traffic counts, a complete list of exits in each direction, speed
limits, special features, current construction, future plans, and as
much history as I know about the route.
on a freeway
segment on the map above
or on one of the