Antonio Area Freeway System
US Highway 90 West (Cleto Rodriguez Freeway)
|This page last updated November 14, 2020
||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 West Side. It provides access to Port
San Antonio (the
former Kelly AFB), Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, 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 land 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, most of
the southern frontage is undeveloped land that's part of Lackland Air
Force Base. The northern frontage is a mix of undeveloped land and
residential areas. Major residential growth is now occurring along US
90 west of Loop 1604.
for a line 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.)
lanes through Loop 1604 interchange.
- Short sections of access roads immediately west of
- Short section of westbound access road at Cupples
- Continuous access roads from SW 36th St. to Loop
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
- Partial directional interchanges
at Loop 1604, Loop 410, SH 151, and SP 371. A full legacy cloverleaf
interchange exists below the newer flyovers at Loop 410 which provides
connectivity for all directions. Full connectivity at Loop 1604 is
provided by access road intersections.
Metropolitan Transit Kel-Lac Transit Center located just
west of Military.
former Kel-Lac Park & Ride located within Old Hwy 90
- High-mast lighting has replaced traditional
streetlights between Loop 410 and SH 151.
Moderate to heavy inside of Loop 410. Moderate outside of 410.
Traffic volumes have
increased dramatically over the past decade west of Loop 410.
ANNUAL DAILY TRAFFIC
|E of Zarzamora St.||121,000||140,000||142,831||169,413||169,091||165,709||+18.36%|
|W of Cupples Rd.||100,000||127,000||133,686||153,450||152,038||149,640||+17.83%|
|E of Old Hwy 90||69,000||62,000||74,290||81,311||81,948||80,494||+29.83%|
|W of Military Dr.||74,000||71,000||85,426||92,913||91,416||89,824||+26.51%|
|W of Hunt Ln.||40,000||46,000||70,742||81,073||82,205||83,301||+81.09%|
|W of Loop 1604||25,000||31,000||41,440||61,100||52,949||53,373||+72.17%|
for photos and video of this
No current projects in this corridor.
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
Dr. have been
proposed in conjunction with a new parkway (Kelly
connecting US 90 to I-35 South via Spur 371 (General Hudnell Dr.)
first phase of a multi-level interchange at Loop
410 has been completed. Plans are to eventually build the remaining connectors, but funding to do so has not yet been secured.
TxDOT will begin
a project in 2023 to upgrade US 90 from Loop 1604 to SH 211 to a full
freeway, build the westbound US 90 to northbound Loop 1604 flyover, and
make additional improvements between Hunt Lane and Loop 1604.
more information on this project.
future project (currently unfunded) will modernize the section from
Loop 410 to SH 151 which is still mostly in its original 1968 layout.
named the "West Expressway" but is now named
for Cleto Rodriguez, a San Antonian who was the
first Hispanic to be awarded the Medal of Honor. This
freeway was built in
the mid '60s to replace the old route that ran on surface streets
through San Antonio's
of the section west of Acme Rd. was part of the original US 90 and its
predecessor SH 3. As part
Arneson Plan to improve state highways in Bexar County, the
section between Pinn Rd. and Acme Rd. was bypassed in 1934 with what's
now Old Highway 90/Enrique Barrera Pkwy. Also, the
segment between Loop 1604 and Medio Creek was built around 1945 to
straighten that section. Prior to
then, the route followed Kriewald Rd.
- 1956: Route approved.
- 1960: The
interchange at Loop 410 was completed.
- 1965: The
segment from Nogalitos St. to Cupples Rd. was completed. The existing
two-lane highway from
Loop 410 to Old Highway 90 upgraded to access roads.
- 1967: The
interchange at I-35 opened.
- 1968: The section
from Loop 410 to Cupples Rd. was completed.
- 1971: The existing
two-lane highway from Loop 410 to Loop 1604 was upgraded to a
- 1988: The
interchange at SH 151 was completed.
- 1991: Freeway was
six to 10 lanes between I-35 and SH 151.
- 1995: TransGuide
coverage was added to the section from I-35 to Zarzamora St. as part of
the original TransGuide project.
- 1996: The eastbound
road between Old Highway 90 and
Creek was completed.
- 2001: TransGuide
coverage added from Zarzamora St. to Hunt Lane.
- 2007: VIA relocated
Park & Ride facility from within the Old Highway 90 interchange
current location just west Military Dr.
- 2009: The
Old Highway 90 overpass was rebuilt and the westbound
road through that location was realigned.
- 2018: The first
flyover in the Loop 410 interchange was opened and the
freeway was widened to add a long auxiliary lane in each direction
between Loop 410 and Loop 1604.
- 2019: The second
flyover in the Loop 410 interchange opened as well as the flyover
from Loop 1604 to eastbound US 90.
US 90 at
Loop 410 looking northeast in 1956
US 90 is the
roadway headed from the lower left to upper right. In the center, you
can see what would eventually become the northern half of the US
90/Loop 410 cloverleaf.
courtesy of TxDOT)
US 90 at Military Dr. looking
north in 1961
shows the at-grade "seagull" intersection there prior to the expressway
construction. Military Dr. to the north was under construction at this
(Photo courtesy of TxDOT)