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NW Side project to improve dangerous intersection

Tezel Road Project will add bike lanes, sidewalks, traffic light

SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio broke ground on a new construction project Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

It's called the Tezel Road Project, and it will add bike lanes, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on both sides of the road as well as a new traffic light.

District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez said the intersection has a history of being dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians, and the improvements will help keep people safe.

"This intersection has had a long history of, honestly, fatalities, lots of accidents, simply because the design didn't keep up with a lot of the traffic," Lopez said.

The Tezel Road project is funded with $7.25 million from the 2012 bond package.

Construction is expected to last for about a year.