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US-90 San Antonio Area Freeway System
US Highway 90 West (Cleto Rodriguez Freeway)

This page last updated May 20, 2019

US 90 highlight map 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


On this page

Schematic Lanes Access
Special features
& notes
Traffic Media


This 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 corridor between I-35 and SH 151. Near 151 are several large manufacturing plants, warehouses, and the ballpark. The freeway runs through mostly undeveloped and parkland between Leon Creek and Old Highway 90/Enrique Barrera Pkwy. An older commercial area lines the access roads between there and Loop 410. Outside of Loop 410, much of the frontage is currently undeveloped although there has been some recent residential and commercial development.

Roadway details


Click here 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. interchange
  • 6 lanes from SH 151 to Loop 410
  • 4 lanes through the Loop 410 interchange
  • 6 lanes from Loop 410 to Loop 1604 (although technically one lane is marked as an auxiliary lane)

US 90 lanes map

  • 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

I-10 access roads map


Click here for a list of US 90 West exits.

  • 65 mph from I-35 to Loop 410
  • 70 mph from Loop 410 to Loop 1604

US 90 speed limit map

  • TransGuide coverage along entire route
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit Kel-Lac Transit Center/Park & Ride just west of Military
    • Abandoned former VIA Kel-Lac Park & Ride still located within Old Hwy 90 interchange
  • Interchanges at both SH 151 and Spur 371 only facilitate traffic headed to/from downtown

US 90 special features map


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 SH 151.

Traffic volume legend

I-10 traffic map


LOCATION 1990 2006 2010 2015 2016 2017 '07-'17
E of Zarzamora St.90,000148,000135,000149,744154,208169,413+14.47%
Cupples Rd.78,000138,000124,000140,895145,908153,450+11.20%
E of Old Hwy 9046,00079,00049,00069,08475,88281,311+2.93%
W of Military Dr.56,00091,00071,00080,68487,82492,913+2.10%
W of Hunt Ln.22,00063,00050,00069,87377,67681,073+28.69%
W of Loop 160413,50044,00035,00049,69856,41161,100+38.86%

Media gallery

Click here for photos and video of this freeway.

Construction projects

  • At Loop 410: Click here for details on this project.

Future plans

Kelly AFB was closed in mid-2001 and the city has converted the former aircraft maintenance depot into a major civilian industrial complex and inland port called Port San Antonio. To support the new facility, interchange improvements at General Hudnell Dr. have been proposed in conjunction with a new parkway (Kelly Parkway) connecting US 90 to I-35 South via Spur 371 (General Hundell Dr.)

The first phase of a multi-level interchange at Loop 410 is currently under construction (see here for more information on this project.)

Plans 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 here for more information on this project.


Authorized by Minute Order 18793 (November 24, 1941). Named for Cleto Rodriguez of San Antonio, the first Hispanic to be awarded the Medal of Honor. The route was originally named the "West Expressway."

This 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.

An interchange 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 Creek in 1996.

TransGuide coverage was added to the section from I-35 to Zarzamora in 1995 and 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 to its current location northwest of the Military Dr./US 90 intersection. In 2009, the Old Highway 90 overpass was demolished and rebuilt and the westbound access 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.

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