SAN ANTONIO -

After seeing a slowdown due to a contractor going bankrupt, construction on the new Wurzbach Parkway has begun again.

"We're firing on all cylinders now. We've recovered from that setback from Christmas season and we're excited to be going on everything, " said Josh Donat, spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation.

A lot of the recent activity on the project has involved the new interchange with Highway 281.

One of the biggest issues motorists on Highway 281 will notice is the backups on the service roads because of the closure to the turnaround on Bitters.

"We closed it down because we are widening the bridge -- the 281 mainline bridge -- just by a few feet, but we're widening it nonetheless, and because of that, we've got to be digging and doing some overhead work," Donat said.

The closure of that turnaround is expected to last about six months. More work south of that intersection is expected to begin next month.

"In July, we're going to see a lot of work ... at the new Bitters Road exit and the entrance ramp that is going to go from Wurzbach and Nakoma on to Northbound US 281 is built," said Donat.

The entire Wurzbach Parkway project is expected to be completed in 2015.

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