A warning for motorists who use the Hildebrand at Broadway intersection: be patient.
Effective Monday Jan. 7, Hildebrand will be a one-way street between the San Antonio River eastward to North New Braunfels Avenue.
Motorists who normally travel west on Hildebrand will have to select an alternate route for the next 18 months. Detour signs are already in place to assist drivers who normally travel westbound on Hildebrand.
“That is a very congested area already,” said Mike Frisbie, director of the city’s Capital Improvement Management Services Department.
“There’s about 30,000 vehicles a day on Broadway and about the same number on Hildebrand,” Frisbie said.
The traffic flow adjustment is dictated by a $15 million drainage project in the area.
“What we’re looking to do is, obviously, put in the underground drainage system and get all the utilities in the right places and upgraded so that the project will be good for decades to come," Frisbie said.
Frisbie said the completed project will mean an improved drainage system in the area, and a smoother traffic flow on both Hildebrand and Broadway.