City approves funding for Alamodome renovations, $21M NE Side interchange

Project would fix Harry Wurzbach Road, Austin Highway interchange

SAN ANTONIO – The City Council approved two projects Thursday that will help relieve traffic on the Northeast Side and bring improvements to the Alamodome.

At a quarter-century, the Alamodome will be getting repairs to its smoke control systems as well as sound system improvements.

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The repairs a budgeted to cost taxpayers $1.275 million.

Longtime trouble spot at Harry Wurzbach Road and Austin Highway should be fixed by 2020.

Plans include significantly improving traffic flow and safety in the area. For years, those trying to maneuver from one street to the other often went through business parking lots.

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The project is funded by a partnership between the Texas Department of Transportation, the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the city of San Antonio. Construction is expected to cost $21.4 million. It's planned to get underway by March 2019 and will take about 18 months to complete.

About the Authors:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.