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Author Topic: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio  (Read 10528 times)

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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #50 on: October 26, 2021, 10:38:26 AM »

How is San Antonio paying for all this stuff without tolls? Hell, they're putting another deck on 16 miles of i-35, without tolls
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #51 on: October 26, 2021, 09:43:19 PM »

How is San Antonio paying for all this stuff without tolls? He'll, they're putting another deck on 16 miles of i-35, without tolls

The Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, Bruce Bugg, is from San Antonio. He is the dominant influence on the commission, and he can steer money to San Antonio. I don't know if San Antonio is getting more than its "fair share" or not.

Also, San Antonio doesn't have problems with project opposition. For example, I'm not aware of any opposition to the long elevated structures along I-35.

Big projects on deck are
Scheduled for March 2022: $285 million for a new interchange at IH-10 north @ Loop 1604 (https://www.dot.state.tx.us/insdtdot/orgchart/cmd/cserve/let/2022/bexar.htm#007208144)
Scheduled for June 2023: $904 million for work on IH-35 in northeast San Antonio (https://www.dot.state.tx.us/insdtdot/orgchart/cmd/cserve/let/2023/bexar.htm#001710168)

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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2021, 10:26:17 PM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2021, 10:28:14 PM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.

I think that you miss the point. DFW and Houston are THAT MUCH bigger than ElPaso, Austin, and even San Antonio.
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2021, 11:24:36 PM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.

I think that you miss the point. DFW and Houston are THAT MUCH bigger than ElPaso, Austin, and even San Antonio.
No I get that but keeping things in perspective the other cities have their needs too and theyíre being neglected. Dallas and Houston arenít.
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #55 on: October 27, 2021, 12:03:45 AM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.

I think that you miss the point. DFW and Houston are THAT MUCH bigger than ElPaso, Austin, and even San Antonio.
No I get that but keeping things in perspective the other cities have their needs too and theyíre being neglected. Dallas and Houston arenít.

Compared to DFW, everywhere in the state is being left behind.  In the last 10-15 years, DFW has gotten
1. The Express lanes along 183, 121, IH 35E, 635, Loop 12, IH 820, 114, IH 35W.  Including long elevated stretches, direct connections between express lanes, express lanes on their LOOPS and secondary freeways, and ramps from one freeway's express lanes to individual exits that bypass the mainlines
2. The 360 toll road, Patriot Parkway, Chisolm Trail Parkway, 183, 114, 121, parts of Loop 12 made full freeway
3. Massive rebuilds of IH 35E and IH 35W, and of IH 30
4. expansions of most of the main freeways

Meanwhile, all Houston has gotten is Grand Parkway, 249, some Interstate shields thrown up on 59, and express lanes on 288. 
We need Express lanes (elevated if need be) on IH 10 from the loop to downtown, on the West Loop from 290 to South Post Oak, on 249, we need 249 made full freeway to IH 45, we need the SH 35 freeway built, either the IH 45 rebuild or some version of it, an extension of Hardy into downtown and up to Conroe, and one more east-west freeway route in the far North between FM 1488 and SH 105..maybe even a full freeway Loop 336.
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2021, 11:02:04 AM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.

I think that you miss the point. DFW and Houston are THAT MUCH bigger than ElPaso, Austin, and even San Antonio.
No I get that but keeping things in perspective the other cities have their needs too and theyíre being neglected. Dallas and Houston arenít.

Compared to DFW, everywhere in the state is being left behind.  In the last 10-15 years, DFW has gotten
1. The Express lanes along 183, 121, IH 35E, 635, Loop 12, IH 820, 114, IH 35W.  Including long elevated stretches, direct connections between express lanes, express lanes on their LOOPS and secondary freeways, and ramps from one freeway's express lanes to individual exits that bypass the mainlines
2. The 360 toll road, Patriot Parkway, Chisolm Trail Parkway, 183, 114, 121, parts of Loop 12 made full freeway
3. Massive rebuilds of IH 35E and IH 35W, and of IH 30
4. expansions of most of the main freeways

Meanwhile, all Houston has gotten is Grand Parkway, 249, some Interstate shields thrown up on 59, and express lanes on 288. 
We need Express lanes (elevated if need be) on IH 10 from the loop to downtown, on the West Loop from 290 to South Post Oak, on 249, we need 249 made full freeway to IH 45, we need the SH 35 freeway built, either the IH 45 rebuild or some version of it, an extension of Hardy into downtown and up to Conroe, and one more east-west freeway route in the far North between FM 1488 and SH 105..maybe even a full freeway Loop 336.

Is the Katy Freeway widening chopped liver to you?
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Re: The flyover fairy finally blesses San Antonio
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2021, 03:01:21 PM »

^^^^ so I donít live in Texas maybe my take is wrong but Iíve been under the impression that Dallas and Houston are TxDOTís pet cities and SA, Austin, and El Paso are usually put on the back burner.

I think that you miss the point. DFW and Houston are THAT MUCH bigger than ElPaso, Austin, and even San Antonio.
No I get that but keeping things in perspective the other cities have their needs too and theyíre being neglected. Dallas and Houston arenít.

Compared to DFW, everywhere in the state is being left behind.  In the last 10-15 years, DFW has gotten
1. The Express lanes along 183, 121, IH 35E, 635, Loop 12, IH 820, 114, IH 35W.  Including long elevated stretches, direct connections between express lanes, express lanes on their LOOPS and secondary freeways, and ramps from one freeway's express lanes to individual exits that bypass the mainlines
2. The 360 toll road, Patriot Parkway, Chisolm Trail Parkway, 183, 114, 121, parts of Loop 12 made full freeway
3. Massive rebuilds of IH 35E and IH 35W, and of IH 30
4. expansions of most of the main freeways

Meanwhile, all Houston has gotten is Grand Parkway, 249, some Interstate shields thrown up on 59, and express lanes on 288. 
We need Express lanes (elevated if need be) on IH 10 from the loop to downtown, on the West Loop from 290 to South Post Oak, on 249, we need 249 made full freeway to IH 45, we need the SH 35 freeway built, either the IH 45 rebuild or some version of it, an extension of Hardy into downtown and up to Conroe, and one more east-west freeway route in the far North between FM 1488 and SH 105..maybe even a full freeway Loop 336.

Almost every major freeway in Houston has been worked on in some part over the past 10 to 20 years.
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