U.S. 281 South - Blanco to San Antonio

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U.S. 281 South
Park Road 23 is a 1.09 mile route joining U.S. 281 and SL 163 with Blanco State Park in the city of Blanco. Photo taken 12/31/02.
A Parker through truss bridge carries southbound traffic along U.S. 281 across the Guadalupe River in Comal County. Photo taken 12/31/02.
Built in 1935, the 612 foot long span1 was rehabilitated with a new bridge deck and rails during a $3.27 million project in 2018-19.2 Photo taken 12/31/02.
SL 1604 (C.W. Anderson Loop) meets U.S. 281 in north San Antonio by Hollywood Park. A heavily traveled commuter freeway, SL 1604 arcs west to IH 10 and east to IH 35 at Live Oak. Photo taken 12/31/02.
The off-ramp to Donella, Thousand Oaks and Mecca Drives departs from the southbound U.S. 281 freeway within the systems interchange with Loop 1604. Photo taken 12/31/02.
Donnela Drive and Mecca Drive comprise residential roads leading west into the town of Hollywood Park. Thousand Oaks is an arterial arcing southeast to Uptown in San Antonio . Photo taken 12/31/02.
Traveling below grade along the Hollywood Park and San Antonio city line, U.S. 281 advances south toward Hill Country Village and Brook Hollow Boulevard east. Photo taken 12/31/02.
Winding Way ties into the U.S. 281 frontage road system from the city of Hill Country Village opposite Oak Shadows Drive south. Photo taken 12/31/02.
Bitters Road crosses U.S. 281 amid a heavily developed retail area south of Hill Country Village. Photo taken 12/31/02.
The off-ramp for Nakoma Drive separates from U.S. 281 southbound ahead of FM 1502 (Wurzbach Parkway), an expressway running north of San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Salado Creek. Photo taken 12/31/02.
San Pedro Avenue splits from U.S. 281 at a wye interchange by SAT Airport. Prior to construction of the systems interchange linking the McAllister Freeway directly with IH 410, San Pedro Avenue was the main route linking the two corridors. Photo taken 12/31/02.
San Pedro Avenue is a heavily developed commercial arterial leading south to IH 410 at North Star Mall. San Pedro Avenue also is part of the historic alignment of U.S. 281 through San Antonio. Photo taken 12/31/02.


  1. Guadalupe River Bridge. Bridgehunter.com.
  2. "Highway 281 bridge in Comal County getting repairs this weekend." KSAT-TV (San Antonio, TX), May 24, 2018.

Photo Credits:

12/31/02 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 410

Page Updated 07-26-2019.