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Author Topic: San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)  (Read 2071 times)

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San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)
« on: September 10, 2021, 09:32:58 PM »

TxDOT posted a nice video of the planned freeway upgrade from IH-10 (east) north to FM 78. An unusual design feature is the southbound exit to FM 78, shown starting at 1:30 in the video. Due to the railroad crossing, the exit makes a full U-turn over the freeway.
Public meeting notice https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/get-involved/about/hearings-meetings/san-antonio/092921.htm
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4hxUhEsSY


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Re: San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 12:08:46 PM »

The parkway design that is currently there is in need of upgrade,
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Re: San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 01:03:10 PM »

I'm kind of surprised the freeway's initial configuration will be 2 lanes in each direction. But it is good that there is plenty of room in the median for additional lanes. They'll be needed in the future.
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Re: San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 01:08:20 PM »

I'm kind of surprised the freeway's initial configuration will be 2 lanes in each direction. But it is good that there is plenty of room in the median for additional lanes. They'll be needed in the future.

The part of I-410 on the southeast side is still 2x2. I am not sure the theme in San Antonio isn't more, smaller freeways as opposed to more and more lanes.
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Re: San Antonio: Loop 1604 upgrade to freeway (northeast)
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2021, 08:09:14 PM »

Here is an update to this project as well as several others around the metro:

https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2021/09/20/txdot-forging-ahead-on-major-projects-in-san-antonio-region/
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