Boerne bridge work scheduled for this weekend; I-10 main lanes to shut down

Closure of I-10 to last from Friday night to Monday morning, weather permitting

After delays due to weather and a flock of migratory birds, crews are ready once again to demolish the U.S. 87/Main Street bridge in Boerne.

SAN ANTONIO – After delays due to weather and a flock of migratory birds, crews are ready once again to demolish the U.S. 87/Main Street bridge in Boerne.

The work will require the closure of the I-10 main lanes in both directions from State Highway 46 to Scenic Loop Road. The closure will be from Friday at 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday morning.

There are the detours, according to Texas Department of Transportation:

• Westbound traffic will be diverted at Exit 542 Business U.S. 87 and will be directed along the westbound frontage road to the next available entrance ramp prior to SH 46.

• Eastbound traffic will be diverted east of SH 46 and will be detoured along the eastbound frontage road. Drivers will be allowed to enter back onto the main lanes just east of Scenic Loop Road.

Also, traffic on Scenic Loop Road under I-10 will be directed to turn right on the frontage roads. Northbound traffic will be detoured to the Balcones Creek intersection. Southbound traffic will be detoured to the SH 46 intersection.

The work is part of TxDOT’s I-10 Kendall Extension project, which is upgrading frontage roads and overpassing from SH 46 to Fair Oaks Parkway.

The bridge work had originally been planned for later this year, but crews initially thought they found a way to move up the timetable to spring. But rain and then the flock of cliff swallows, who nested under the bridge, delayed those plans until now.

A complete list of lane closures and other project information can be found on the TxDOT San Antonio district’s blog.

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Samuel King anchors traffic during GMSA and reports on transportation and mobility issues across the San Antonio region. He joined the KSAT 12 news team in 2020 from KUT in Austin. Samuel was born in Queens, spent time growing up in South Alabama and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.