SAN ANTONIO – Streets around the St. Mary’s Strip will be closed Friday night in an effort to address parking and other concerns for area residents.
The San Antonio Police Department said the barricades will go up from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
During that time, there will be limited access to streets surrounding the St. Mary’s Strip, which is north of downtown. Access will be limited to residents only, police said.
North St. Mary’s Street itself will remain open.
The barricades will be placed at the entrances of the following residential streets:
Police encourage drivers to plan ahead and an alternative route if they plan to travel through the area.
In a Facebook post, SAPD states the closures are “part of a traffic study that will be conducted to address parking and traffic concerns for residents of the Tobin Hill Neighborhood Association.”
Other concerns dealt with trash and crime from bar patrons.
After a previous closure in late March, the plan received blowback from residents who were concerned about notices that indicated residents would have to show proof of residence with an ID or mail in order to access neighboring streets off the strip. Under Texas law, someone is only required to show identification to police in certain scenarios — like during an arrest or when pulled over while driving.
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