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

This page last updated February 5, 2024

US 90W highlight map
US 90W 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
Lanes Access
Exits Speed
Special features
and notes


This 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 corridor between I‑35 and SH 151. Near 151 are several large manufacturing plants, warehouses, and the ballpark. The freeway runs through mostly undeveloped land and parkland 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 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 both sides of US 90 west of Loop 1604.

Roadway details

US 90W lanes map
  • 10 lanes between I‑35 and SH 151 with a short 8 lane section through the General McMullen Dr. interchange
  • 6 lanes between SH 151 and Loop 410
  • 4 lanes through the Loop 410 interchange
  • 6 lanes between Loop 410 and Loop 1604 — technically, one lane is marked as an auxiliary lane here, but given the length, I'm categorizing it as a through lane
  • 4 lanes through the Loop 1604 interchange
US 90W lanes map
US 90W access roads map
  • Continuous access roads from SW 36th St. to Loop 1604
  • East of SW 36th St., short sections of access road exist at the following locations:
    • From Nogalitos St. west for about 610 mile (both directions)
    • Just west of Cupples Rd. (westbound)
US 90W access roads map

Click here for a list of US 90 West exits.
US 90W speed limit map
  • 65 mph between I‑35 and Loop 410
  • 70 mph between Loop 410 and Loop 1604
US 90W speed limit map
US 90W special features map
  • TransGuide coverage along entire route
  • Partial directional interchanges at the following locations:
    • Spur 371 (General Hudnell Dr.)
    • SH 151 — full connectivity is provided by access roads
    • Loop 410 — full legacy cloverleaf interchange exists below the newer flyovers and provides full connectivity
    • Loop 1604 — full connectivity is provided by access roads
  • VIA Metropolitan Transit Kel-Lac Transit Center located just west of SW Military Dr.
    • Abandoned former Kel-Lac Park & Ride located within Old Hwy 90 interchange.
US 90W special features map
US 90W traffic map

Moderate to heavy east of SH 151. Moderate west of SH 151. Traffic volumes grew notably along most of the corridor over the past decade.

Recurring morning peak period congestion occurs eastbound from Montgomery Rd. to Loop 410, and westbound in the same area during the evening peak period.

Traffic volume legend
US 90W traffic map
LOCATION 2002 2012 2017 2019 2021 2022 '12-'22
E of Zarzamora St. 128,000 152,000 169,413 165,709 145,201 162,240 +6.74%
E of Cupples Rd. 116,000 137,000 153,450 149,640 146,449 159,306 +16.28%
W of General McMullen Dr.         141,232 151,656 N/A
E of Old Hwy 90 65,000 73,000 81,311 80,494 76,940 81,858 +12.13%
W of Military Dr. 73,000 84,000 92,913 89,824 89,173 94,904 +12.98%
W of Hunt Ln. 44,000 61,000 81,073 83,301 80,978 86,153 +41.23%
W of Loop 1604 30,000 38,000 61,100 53,373 50,704 53,929 +41.92%

(NOTE: In 2021, TxDOT changed the location of several traffic counting stations. New stations will show no history prior to 2021.)


Media gallery

Click here for historical photos of this freeway.

Click here for video of this freeway.

Construction projects

There are currently no major construction projects in this corridor.

Future plans

The 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 is planning 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 Loop 410 and Loop 1604. Click here for more information on this project.

A study is underway to develop plans to reconstruct and modernize the section from Loop 410 to SH 151 which is still mostly in its original 1968 configuration.

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 Hudnell Dr.) At present, no timeline has been set for those projects.


This route was originally 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 for US 90 that ran on surface streets through San Antonio's West Side.

Most of the section west of Acme Rd. was part of the original US 90 and its predecessor SH 3. As part of the Arneson Plan to improve state highways in Bexar County, the section between Acme Rd. and Pinn Rd. was bypassed in 1934 with what's now Old Highway 90. Also, the segment between Medio Creek and Loop 1604 was built around 1945 to straighten that section and replace the routing along Kriewald Rd.

US 90W history map
US 90W history map
US 90 at Loop 410 looking northeast in 1956

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.
(Photo courtesy of TxDOT)

US 90 at Military Dr. looking north in 1961

US 90 at Military Dr. looking north in 1961
This shows the at-grade "seagull" intersection there prior to the expressway construction. Military Dr. to the north was under construction at this time.
(Photo courtesy of TxDOT)

More historical photos of US 90 West are available here.