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TxDOT Says $16 Million Broadway Improvements Coming Fall 2023

The plans called for redevelopment of this part of the Broadway Corridor with a median, protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks, and a two-lane reduction.

William Luther, staff

Texas says a planned Broadway beautification project from downtown San Antonio to Alamo Heights is ready to go. TxDOT says Broadway’s first road segment, designed to “enhance mobility and safety,” will begin this fall, according to a press release on Monday, Jan. 23.

TxDOT hopes to bid to build this fall for a project that the state highways and highways agency says will bring $16 million in security, maintenance, and operational improvements to Broadway, also known as SL 368. The project also add ADA. accessibility of intersections, and improve sidewalks and curbs, according to a TxDOT press release.

The next segment will move into Alamo Heights from Burr Road to Austin Highway.

“We are working on a plan to address the immediate safety and maintenance needs of the Broadway Corridor with an improvement project focused on restoring the roadway and providing operational improvements that will benefit all travelers,” said Gina Gallegos, TxDOT Sun County Engineer. -Antonio. news release.

Razi Hosseini (left), Roderick J. Sanchez (center) and city manager Eric Walsh discuss the Broadway corridor redevelopment plan on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Razi Hosseini (left), Roderick J. Sanchez (center) and city manager Eric Walsh discuss the Broadway corridor redevelopment plan on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Billy Calzada, staff photographer / San Antonio Express-News

The first segment covers Broadway from I-35 to Burr Road, including a segment that has been the subject of a dispute between the city of San Antonio and TxDOT. The Texas Transportation Commission first disputed who owns 3.2 miles of Broadway in January 2022, disagreeing with San Antonio’s planned $42 million bond-funded improvements to Broadway that would reduce lanes from six to four for bike lanes and improve sidewalks.

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