Antonio Area Freeway System
US Highway 90 West (Cleto Rodriguez Freeway)
|This page last updated May 20, 2019
||This page covers US Highway 90 west of downtown San
Antonio from I-35 to just outside of Loop 1604. US 90
continues east concurrent (multiplexed) with I-10 East.
Length: 12 miles
is the main freeway
serving San Antonio's Westside. It provides access to Port
San Antonio (the
former Kelly AFB), Lackland AFB, Our Lady of the Lake
University, St. Mary's
University, the San Antonio Produce Market, and Nelson Wolff Municipal
Stadium. Residential areas abut the freeway along most of the
I-35 and SH 151. Near 151 are several large manufacturing
warehouses, and the ballpark. The freeway runs
through mostly undeveloped and parkland
between Leon Creek and Old Highway 90/Enrique Barrera Pkwy. An older
area lines the
access roads between there and Loop 410. Outside of Loop 410, much of
frontage is currently undeveloped although there has been some recent
residential and commercial development.
for a schematic of US 90 West.
- 10 lanes from I-35 to SH 151
with a short 8 lane section through the General McMullen Dr.
- 6 lanes from SH 151 to Loop 410
lanes through the Loop 410 interchange
- 6 lanes from Loop 410
technically one lane is marked as an auxiliary lane)
- Short sections of access roads west of Nogalitos
- Short section of westbound access road at Cupples
- Continuous access roads from SW 36th to Loop 1604
for a list of US 90 West exits.
- 65 mph from I-35 to Loop 410
- 70 mph from Loop 410 to Loop
|SPECIAL FEATURES &
- TransGuide coverage along entire
- VIA Metropolitan Transit Kel-Lac Transit Center/Park
& Ride just west of Military
former VIA Kel-Lac Park & Ride still located within Old Hwy 90
- Interchanges at both SH 151 and Spur 371 only
facilitate traffic headed to/from downtown
Moderate to heavy inside of Loop 410. Moderate outside of 410.
Traffic volumes throughout the corridor have
increased notably over the past decade west of Loop 410 and east of
ANNUAL DAILY TRAFFIC
|E of Zarzamora St.||90,000||148,000||135,000||149,744||154,208||169,413||+14.47%|
|E of Old Hwy 90||46,000||79,000||49,000||69,084||75,882||81,311||+2.93%|
|W of Military Dr.||56,000||91,000||71,000||80,684||87,824||92,913||+2.10%|
|W of Hunt Ln.||22,000||63,000||50,000||69,873||77,676||81,073||+28.69%|
|W of Loop 1604||13,500||44,000||35,000||49,698||56,411||61,100||+38.86%|
for photos and video of this
- At Loop 410: Click here for details
on this project.
AFB was closed in
mid-2001 and the city has converted the former aircraft maintenance
a major civilian industrial complex and inland port called Port San
Antonio. To support the new facility, interchange improvements at General
Dr. have been
proposed in conjunction with a new parkway (Kelly
connecting US 90 to I-35 South via Spur 371 (General Hundell Dr.)
first phase of a multi-level interchange at Loop
410 is currently under construction (see here
for more information on this project.)
have been released to upgrade US 90 from Loop 1604 to SH 211 to a full
freeway and make additional operational improvements between Old Hwy 90
and Loop 1604, as well as to complete the new interchange at Loop 1604. Click
more information on this project.
Order 18793 (November 24, 1941). Named for Cleto Rodriguez of
San Antonio, the
first Hispanic to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The route
named the "West Expressway."
freeway was built in
the mid '60s to replace the old US 90 that ran on surface streets
through San Antonio's
West Side. The
section from Loop 410 to Old Hwy 90 was completed in 1965. The
segment from I-35 to Cupples was complete in 1967 and remainder of the
route was complete by the following year.
for SH 151 was
built around 1988. With the addition of SH 151, a project to
widen US 90 from
six to 10 lanes between I-35 and SH 151 was undertaken and completed in
1991. A continuous access road was added to the eastbound side near Leon
TransGuide coverage was added to the section from I-35 to Zarzamora in
along the remainder of the route in June 2001.
In 2007, VIA
moved their Kel-Lac
Park & Ride facility from within the Old Highway 90 interchange
current location northwest of the Military Dr./US 90
intersection. In 2009, the
Old Highway 90 overpass was demolished and rebuilt and the westbound
road through that location was realigned.
The freeway was widened to add a long auxiliary lane in each direction between Loop 410 and Loop 1604 in 2018.