Closures planned for Loop 1604 North Expansion Project continue through Thursday morning

TxDOT announced the planned work was postpone last weekend

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SAN ANTONIOUpdated Aug. 8:

Work along Loop 1604 is expected to continue during the week as part of the North Expansion Project. According to TxDOT, plans were postponed due to a “material issue” the contractor was working to resolve.

There will be closures along Loop 1604 westbound between Kyle Seale Pkwy. and Braun Road. Traffic will be diverted to the frontage road during the closure. Crews will shutdown the lanes overnight, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Work will continue until Thursday.

However, there is no word on when work between Blanco and Bitters roads will pickup again.

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Expect more weekend closures along Loop 1604 as part of the North Expansion Project.

TxDOT says its goal is to “reduce congestion” and “increase mobility” for drivers.

The overall project stretches 23 miles along Loop 1604 from Bandera Road to I-35 and has been broken up into five segments. Three segments are being constructed, while segments four and five are still in development.

Part of the plan is to expand the number of lanes from four to 10.

TxDOT estimates 150,000 drivers commute along Loop 1604 each day. However, it anticipates the number will double within the next 20 years due to more growth in San Antonio.

Jennifer Serold, a public information officer with TxDOT, said although the closures have led to temporary delays, the benefits will be long-lasting.

“The growth in San Antonio has been exponential over the past several years, so our engineers have been looking at this area. We’re making these improvements to reduce commute times now and in the future,” she said

The $1 billion investment in mobility broke ground in 2021, and the segments under construction are expected to be completed by 2027.

Serold reminds drivers, “It will all be worth it in the end,” and their commute will reduce tremendously.

“When it’s all done, we’ll see your commute times reduce by 50%,” she said.

This weekend, more closures will take place along segment two, which stretches along Loop 1604 from I-10 to US-281. Drivers can expect a full westbound main lane closure from Blanco Road to Bitters Road.

All westbound traffic will exit the frontage road at the Blanco Road exit ramp. Drivers can re-enter the main lanes through the Bitters Road entrance ramp.

Drivers can also expect work to pick up along segment one, which spans from Bandera Road to I-10.

Expect a westbound main lane closure between Kyle Seale Parkway and Braun Road. Traffic will detour by exiting at Kyle Seale Parkway and stay on the westbound frontage road. Drivers can merge back on the main lanes using the Bandera Road entrance ramp.

Both projects will begin Friday, August 4, at 9 p.m. and wrap Monday, August 7, at 5 a.m. Serold urges drivers to be prepared and watch for road crews during the project.

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