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

This page last updated October 14, 2014

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

Overview
 
Roadway
details
Schematic Lanes Access
roads
         
Exits
 
Speed
limits
Special features
& notes
Traffic Media
gallery
         
   
  Construction
projects
Future
plans
History
 
 
         

Overview

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 area between Leon Creek and Old Highway 90.  An older commercial area lines the access roads between there and Loop 410.  Outside of Loop 410, most of the frontage is currently undeveloped although there has been some recent residential and commercial development.


Roadway details

SCHEMATIC

Click here for a schematic of US 90 West.
 
LANES
  • 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 from Loop 410 to Loop 1604

US 90 lanes map
 

   
ACCESS ROADS
  • 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
  • Two-way access roads west of Hunt/Ray Ellison

I-10 access roads map
 

   
EXITS


Click here for a list of US 90 West exits.

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

US 90 speed limit map
 

   
SPECIAL FEATURES & NOTES
  • 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
 

   
TRAFFIC


Moderate to heavy inside of Loop 410.  Light outside of 410.

Traffic volumes outside Loop 410 and just east of SH 151 have grown significantly over the last decade while counts along the remainder of the corridor have been flat.
 

Traffic volume legend

I-10 traffic map
 

   

AVERAGE ANNUAL DAILY TRAFFIC
LOCATION 1990 2002 2007 2010 2011 2012 '02-'12
% CHG
S. Zarzamora St. 90,000 128,000 148,000 135,000 153,000 152,000 +18.75%
Cupples Rd. 78,000 116,000 138,000 124,000 140,000 137,000 +18.10%
Old Hwy 90 46,000 65,000 79,000 49,000 66,000 73,000 +12.31%
E of Loop 410 56,000 73,000 91,000 71,000 79,000 84,000 +15.07%
Hunt Ln. 22,000 44,000 63,000 50,000 60,000 61,000 +38.64%
W of Loop 1604 13,500 30,000 44,000 35,000 39,000 38,000 +26.67%


Media gallery

Click here for photos and video of this freeway.


Construction projects

No current projects in this corridor.


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 called Port San Antonio.  Interchange improvements to US 90 at SW 36th were made in conjunction with the conversion.  Additional interchange improvements at Military and General Hudnell have been proposed.  A new parkway (Kelly Parkway) connecting US 90 to I-35 South via Spur 371 (Gen. Hudnell) is also planned.  The first phase of a multi-level interchange at Loop 410 and additional improvements between Loops 410 and 1604 are planned for the short-term (see here for more information on this project.)  A pedestrian overpass is planned between Loop 410 and Military.  There is also an unfunded item in the MPO's 25-year plan to upgrade US 90 between Loop 1604 and SH 211 to a full freeway.


History

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 through San Antonio's Westside.  The section from I-35 to Cupples was complete by 1967 and remainder of the route to Loop 410 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 EB 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 KelLac Park & Ride facility from within the Old Highway 90 interchange to its current location northwest of the Military/US 90 intersection.  In 2009, the Old Highway 90 overpass was demolished and rebuilt and the westbound access road through that location was realigned.


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