Alamo Ranch Parkway construction to close key intersection this week
Work continues this weekend on Interstate 10 in Boerne despite crews having to work around a flock of cliff swallows that have nestled under a bridge. Work on U.S. Highway 281 in northern Bexar County continues as part of improvements by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Long-awaited Loop 1604 expansion project in northwest San Antonio getting underway
Traffic on Loop 1604 on the Northwest Side promises to get a lot worse before it gets better as the Texas Department of Transportation begins a major expansion project that will lead to short-term disruptions to provide long-term congestion relief.
TxDOT announces roads now open across San Antonio
Update 7:45 a.m. SundayTxDOT San Antonio announced on Twitter that all interchanges and roadways previously closed due to the winter storm are now open. Update 1:30 p.m. SaturdayTxDOT San Antonio announced on their twitter that they are focusing on reopening multiple roadway closures across the city. The finesilver curve in downtown San Antonio is also closed, according to the Texas Department of Transportation in San Antonio. The temperature at 10:51 a.m. was 37 degrees reported at the San Antonio International Airport. Locals immediately lit up their social media feeds with joyful proclamations of surprise and photos of the rare San Antonio weather event.mysanantonio.com
Popular eatery Kin Thai and Sushi opens second location on San Antonio’s Northeast Side
click image Facebook / Kin on BulverdeFolks in Northeast San Antonio now have one more reason to dust off their chopsticks.Dominion-area eatery Kin Thai and Sushi has opened a second location, this one at Bulverde Road and Loop 1604, theCo-owners Alan Shaw and Kawee Rattanasamai quietly opened the spot January 15, offering the same traditional — and not-so-traditional — Thai entrees and super fresh sushi that made their Dominion-area flagship location a success.Known for flavorful curry bowls, pad thai noodles, tom kha gai soup and creative sushi rolls, the restaurant offers an extensive Thai and Japanese menu as well as beer, wine and sake.The new location, 17306 Bulverde Road, is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.sacurrent.com
Report says $1.4 billion expansion of San Antonio's 1604 one of most wasteful U.S. highway projects
click to enlarge Courtesy Image / Texas Department of TransportationThe proposed expansion of 1604 will take place over the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. The six additional lanes, new frontage roads and five-level interchange would be built over the aquifer's recharge zone. Construction is expected to begin next year.The report also points out that studies by urban planners show similar expansions in Texas cities haven't kept up with traffic growth. D2010 project that widened a northern portion of Loop 410, that stretch remains one of the state's most congested highways. "This doesn't solve congestion," TexPIRG Director Bay Scoggin said during a press call about the report.sacurrent.com
2 people dead after car swerves into oncoming traffic on Loop 1604
Two people are dead after a car crash Wednesday morning in southwest Bexar County, officials said. The crash occurred at Loop 1604 and Benton City Road, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. A vehicle was traveling westbound on Loop 1604 at a high rate of speed and began to run off the side of the road, officials said. When the vehicle tried to get back into its lane, the driver overcompensated and swerved into oncoming traffic, BCSO said. The east and westbound lanes of Loop 1604 were shut down between Somerset Road and Interstate 35 for several hours but reopened at 1 p.m.mysanantonio.com
Coronavirus pandemic helps cut short U.S. 281 construction time on North Central side
Two northbound lanes of U.S. 281 from Loop 1604 to Evans Road opened in June, and southbound direct connectors from U.S. 281 to Loop 1604 opened in August, several weeks earlier than expected, Jorge said. And flyover lanes on U.S. 281 over Evans Road opened over the weekend; new ramps provide access on and off U.S. 281 just north of the intersection. Phase 1 of the construction on U.S. 281 — from Loop 1604 to north of Stone Oak — began in 2017. It’s expected to reduce congestion on U.S. 281 by adding HOV lanes — some are opening this week — frontage or access roads roads and direct connections to VIA’s Stone Oak Park & Ride. Courage noted that another project is about to start on Evans Road just east of U.S. 281 in late fall/early winter of this year.mysanantonio.com
Firefighters respond to reported house fire in SW Bexar County
BEXAR COUNTY, Texas Firefighters have responded to a reported house fire in Southwest Bexar County early Thursday morning. The fire was called in sometime before 7 a.m. at a home near Macdona Lacoste Road, found just outside of Loop 1604. At this time, not much is known about the fire. It is unclear if anyone is hurt. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.
Officials ID man killed in head-on crash with Mercedes-Benz; suspect arrested
SAN ANTONIO The Bexar County Medical Examiners Office has identified a 44-year-old man who was killed in a head-on crash on the North Side early Saturday. Gabriel Gallegos died at the scene of the wreck around 2 a.m. on Loop 1604 and Lockhill Selma Road, officials said. He was driving an SUV and traveling eastbound on Loop 1604 when he was struck head-on by a Mercedes Benz sedan driven by Mariana Campos-Jimenez, 20, according to San Antonio police. Campos-Jimenez has since been charged with intoxication manslaughter, online jail records show. Read alsoMan killed in head-on, wrong-way crash on the North Side, police sayMan found dead in bedroom after fire on Northeast Side, San Antonio firefighters sayFire causes mailroom roof to collapse, damaging vehicle at far North Side apartment complex
Fire causes mailroom roof to collapse, damaging vehicle at far North Side apartment complex
Published: May 25, 2020, 6:38 am Updated: May 25, 2020, 9:21 amSAN ANTONIO San Antonio firefighters responded to a fire inside a mailroom at far North Side apartment complex early Monday morning. Fire officials said the roof collapsed, and that a vehicle was found in the rubble. Authorities say no one was hurt by the fire, and that the vehicle was not involved in what sparked the flames. Firefighters said the vehicle was merely parked there and the roof fell on it after the flames took over. According to the San Antonio Fire Department website, as many as 16 units answered the call.
Man killed in head-on, wrong-way crash on the North Side, police say
Published: May 23, 2020, 9:09 am Updated: May 23, 2020, 2:40 pmSAN ANTONIO One man was killed after a head-on, wrong-way crash on the North Side, according to San Antonio police. The incident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on Loop 1604 and Lockhill Selma Road. Officials said a woman, Mariana Campos-Jimenez, 20, was traveling westbound on the eastbound lanes of 1604 when she hit an SUV head-on at Lockhill Selma. SAPD: Big rig involved in fatal hit-and-run found with parts of victims car attachedCampos-Jimenez is in custody and police believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Authorities said the eastbound lanes of 1604 were shut down for several hours after the crash.
San Antonio Event Planner Lands Federal Contract to Feed Needy Despite Lacking Proper License
click image Facebook / CRE8AD8reportsCRE8AD8 listed the address for its global headquarters on its website as shopping center near Loop 1604 on the North Side. A San Antonio event and wedding planner with no food-distribution experience has been awarded a $39.1 million federal contract to buy, box and transport surplus food to needy families during the pandemic, theThe U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers to Families Food Box Program aims to partner with produce, meat and dairy distributors, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 shutdowns, and channel their products to families in need.San Antonio-based event planner CRE8AD8 LLC pronounced Create A Date won the pact without possessing the required government license to run a produce company, theNo worries there, though: Its been applied for, CRE8AD8 owner Gregorio Palomino told the paper.Under the contract, CRE8AD8 is responsible for creating 750,000 food boxes with equal parts dairy, produce and protein. While Palomino told the daily he was surprised by the announcement, he added that his company can manage the undertaking.We knew that we easily could do this, because instead of putting tchotchkes in a bag that is going to go to a conference attendee, this is the same exact thing except its just food going into a box, he said.Tom Stenzel, president and CEO of the United Fresh Produce Association, told thePalominos comparison outrageous and ridiculous.I dont know them personally," Stenzel told the daily, "but I have my doubts about their capabilities.sacurrent.com
Transgender Woman Identified as Victim in San Antonio Barbershop Killing
San Antonio Police have identified 20-year-old Helle Jae ORegan as the victim of a fatal attack at the Diesel Barbershop on Bandera Road near Loop 1604 on May 6. ORegan and two other barbershop employees were inside the business preparing for their reopening on May 8. Police say Campbell is seen in surveillance video threatening the three employees of the barbershop with a gun and a knife. At one point, Campbell placed one victim in a choke hold until he renders [victim] unconscious. According to an email from Pride Center San Antonio, authorities do not believe ORegans gender identity played a factor in her death.ORegans murder has struck hard at the heart of San Antonios LGBTQ community.outinsa.com
Local Tex-Mex Staple Los Barrios Joins H-E-B Heat-and-Eat Roster
Photo via Instagram / losbarriosrestaurantWhile all four Los Barrios dining rooms are closed, the family has been able to reactivate 20 jobs through its partnership with H-E-B. "Were all excited to keep the H-E-B refrigerators full of select Los Barrios favorites.The Los Barrios items range in price from $3.95 to $8.95, and include entrees, side items and flour tortillas by the dozen. Its heat-and-eat meals are available at Northside H-E-B locations:Currently, all four Los Barrios dining rooms are closed. However, starting Wednesday, La Hacienda Scenic Loop and La Hacienda de Los Barrios will open for curbside service. The eateries will offer a limited menu of takeaway meals from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.Currentsacurrent.com
Progress on road linking FM 1516 and Loop 1604 hits snag
Progress on road linking FM 1516 and Loop 1604 hits snagProgress on a road linking FM 1516 and Loop 1604 in Converse has hit a snag, and Converse City Council members voiced their displeasure with the situation during their April 7 council teleconference. Developer Gordon Hartman briefed council on progress in the Knox Ridge subdivision off Loop 1604, which includes the extension of Binz-Engleman Road through the subdivision to FM 1516 at the rear of the development. But Hartman told the city that portions of land must be obtained from two land owners in order to make the cut-through to FM 1516 happen. And we have every intention to build this extension, Hartman answered. If Mr. Hunt and the Ryan Trust will not work with you guys in respect to the sale of this property, Hartman said.mysanantonio.com
UTSA president says faculty member and student have tested positive for coronavirus
UTSA president says faculty member and student have tested positive for coronavirusThe Loop 1604 campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Officials say a student and a member of the faculty both separately have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Loop 1604 campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Officials say a student and a member of the faculty both separately have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News Photo: Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close UTSA president says faculty member and student have tested positive for coronavirus 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA member of the faculty and a student attending the University of Texas at San Antonio separately have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, said President Taylor Eighmy on Saturday evening.mysanantonio.com
TxDOT to open new entrance ramp on Loop 1604
TxDOT to open new entrance ramp on Loop 1604Texas Department of Transportation is planning on opening a new Loop 1604 entrance ramp on the North Side Monday. Texas Department of Transportation is planning on opening a new Loop 1604 entrance ramp on the North Side Monday. Photo: TxDot Photo: TxDot Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close TxDOT to open new entrance ramp on Loop 1604 1 / 1 Back to GalleryThe Texas Department of Transportation said in a tweet that it will open a new Loop 1604 entrance ramp Monday on the Northeast Side. The department said the new westbound entrance ramp right before Redland Road will be opened, weather and schedule permitting. Because of that, the existing exit ramp to Redland will permanently close with a new one in the works, TxDOT said in a tweet.mysanantonio.com
Fish City Grill to Open Second San Antonio Location This Summer
Seafood franchise Fish City Grill will open its second San Antonio restaurant this summer at Culebra Commons , a mixed-use development at Loop 1604 and Culebra Road.Like the existing Northwoods Shopping Center location, the full-service restaurant will serve fresh seafood plates with a robust selection of wine, craft cocktails and beer. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
SAFD: Bullets may have started blaze at North Side shooting range
SAFD: Bullets may have started blaze at North Side shooting rangeNearly three dozen units responded to a North Side shooting range Tuesday morning after some bullets sparked a blaze near the 4500 block of Loop 1604. Nearly three dozen units responded to a North Side shooting range Tuesday morning after some bullets sparked a blaze near the 4500 block of Loop 1604. Photo: Google Maps Photo: Google Maps Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close SAFD: Bullets may have started blaze at North Side shooting range 1 / 1 Back to GalleryNearly three dozen units responded to a North Side indoor shooting range Tuesday morning after bullets may have sparked a fire. A second alarm was called to get more personnel to the scene to help clear the smoke, Arrington said. Read her on our breaking news site, MySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | @TaylorPettawaymysanantonio.com
New Executive Director Mason Entertains Big Dreams for Classical Music Institute
A small flash mob of four Classical Music Institute (CMI) musicians appeared on the scene around 2 p.m. to wander the aisles and bring classical music directly to the people of San Antonio. The thing is, were trying something different, said Donald Mason, CMIs new executive director, during an interview the day prior. A small flash mob of four Classical Music Institute (CMI) musicians performs at the H-E-B Plus store at Loop 1604 and Blanco Road. For the 2020 program, Mason said he hopes to expand to 115 students, including more scholarship potential to help lower-income students. The H-E-B flash mob, a first for CMI, is just one piece of the larger goal, Mason said.therivardreport.com
Santikos Entertainment Announces New Movie Theater in North San Antonio
Movie theater chain turned charitable organization Santikos Entertainment is expanding once again. In addition to the currently-under-construction theater on the Northwest side of San Antonio, Santikos has announced another new theater location, this time on the Far North Side.According to KSAT , the new theater will be located at Bulverde Road and Loop 1604. It will be the 11th theater under the Santikos umbrella.A Santikos spokesperson told KSAT that the new location is expected to open in "late 2021." From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Cities, TxDOT Seek Feedback on Bandera Road Plan
He relies on Bandera Road to get to his classes at the University of Texas at San Antonios downtown campus. The State Highway 16 Bandera Road Corridor Plan, launched earlier this year, is the first corridor plan developed under the guidance of the SA Tomorrow comprehensive plan. TxDOT staffers and consultants with TxDOT and the City gathered Tuesday night at Brandeis High School for the first of two open houses to explain the Bandera Road study and to get public feedback. Pelaez told the Rivard Report on Tuesday that road safety is worrisome to him and many of his constituents. Neighborhoods need connections to Bandera Road that are safe and pleasant with sidewalks, crosswalks, trees, and bike lanes, he added.therivardreport.com
Multiple car crashes reported on Loop 1604; lanes closed on Northwest Side
Numerous car accidents are being reported along Loop 1604 on San Antonios north side due to icy conditions. In one accident, San Antonio police say the driver of a Ford Excursion flew off Loop 1604 near La Cantera Parkway. The driver landed on the grass near the frontage road and had to be extracted from the SUV, police said. Wind chill values in the teens & 20s this morning, some icy roads in Hill CountryWestbound lanes on Loop 1604 between La Cantera Parkway and Babcock Road have been closed due to the wreck. Interstate 10 north out of San Antonio is also slick.
Victim of deadly crash in Live Oak identified
SAN ANTONIO - Mathew Gavin Walence has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Live Oak Friday morning and shut down traffic for six hours on Interstate 35 near Loop 1604. Walence's car hit a concrete barrier around 3:45 a.m. and screeched along it for around 100 yards before stopping on the right side of the highway. The car was then hit by another car driven by Violeta Martinez, 25, which caused Walence to be ejected from his vehicle. Man ejected, run over multiple times in deadly I-35 crash at Loop 1604Walence was run over by multiple vehicles after being ejected from his car. Police are still searching for the driver of the first car that hit Walence because the driver didn't stop.
Man ejected, run over multiple times in deadly I-35 crash at Loop 1604
LIVE OAK, Texas - The southbound lanes of I-35 were closed for nearly 8 hours Friday morning after a deadly crash right before Loop 1604. WATCH LIVE TRANSGUIDE CAMERASPolice said that a man in a compact car was heading south on I-35 around 3:30 a.m. when he ran into a concrete barrier at Loop 1604. Other drivers stopped to help after the crash but one vehicle hit his car, causing him to be ejected from his vehicle. Live Oak police seeking driver involved in deadly crash on Interstate 35Traffic on I-35 was backed up for several miles as drivers were forced to exit onto the access road just before Loop 1604. The lanes were reopened shortly before 11 a.m.TRAFFIC/CLOSURE ALERT: Expect long delays through morning rush hour on I-35 southbound near Loop 1604 in the Forum area due to a fatal crash.
Live Oak police seeking driver involved in deadly crash on Interstate 35
San Antonio, Texas - Live Oak police are seeking information on a driver who was involved in a deadly crash early Friday morning on Interstate 35. Lt. Matt Malone, with the Live Oak Police Department said the man who was killed had been traveling south on I-35 when his car hit a concrete barrier. However, Malone said the first driver who hit the man after he was ejected did not stop. As a result of the crash, all lanes of southbound I-35, starting just north of Loop 1604, are closed. TRAFFIC/CLOSURE ALERT: Expect long delays through morning rush hour on I-35 southbound near Loop 1604 in the Forum area due to a fatal crash.
Man, woman accused of attempting to kidnap child on Far West Side
SAN ANTONIO - A man and a woman allegedly attempted to kidnap a child in a neighborhood in the Far West Side. The girl and her 5-year-old sister were playing outside when Schapira and Benitez, who were walking their dog, approached them, officials said. The 5-year-old alerted her mother while the pair allegedly led her sister away, holding her hand. Schapira and Benitez were arrested after officials received tips from the neighborhood, Salazar said. Read also on KSAT.com:Man accused of sexually abusing three teenage relatives for yearsTeen killed after SUV rolls off exit along Interstate 35Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Loop 1604 and Bandera Road Intersection Closed This Weekend
If your weekend plans involved driving around the Loop 1604 and Bandera Road intersection, you might want to change those plans. Vehicles going north and south on State Highway 16 (Bandera Road) will have to drive around Loop 1604 to get back on the highway. The intersection is one of San Antonios busiest: Around 40,000 cars use Bandera Road, and 120,000 cars use Loop 1604 every day, said Hernan Rozemberg, spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation San Antonio District. The intersection closed back in April when TxDOT was working on constructing the new displaced left turn, which gives drivers on Bandera Road the option to get onto Loop 1604 access roads without getting on the highway. Harper Brothers, the contractor working on the Loop 1604 and Bandera Road intersection, will assume all costs for repaving the intersection, Rozemberg said.therivardreport.com
TxDOT Warns Drivers About Major Closure at Bandera Road and Loop 1604 This Weekend
Drivers on Loop 1604 won't be affected, but folks on Bandera Road and the access road must take the detour. The spot is known for horrendous traffic on a regular day, so it's likely to be that much worse during a major closure. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Police work to find cause of crash between jeep, truck
SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio police are working to determine the cause of a two-vehicle collision on the city's Northwest Side late Sunday night. The crash occurred just before 11:30 p.m. near Loop 1604 and Bandera Road. According to police, a jeep had a collision with a pickup truck and it is not exactly clear who had the right of way. Police said no one was seriously hurt in the crash. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Firefighters battle massive trailer fire in South Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO - Area firefighters battled a massive trailer fire in South Bexar County overnight, the Bexar County Sheriff's office said. The fire was called in just before 2 a.m. at a home in the 350 block of Hallmark Path, not far from Highway 281 and Pleasanton Road and just south of Loop 1604. Emergency responders said they arrived to find the trailer fully-involved. The Bexar County Fire Department said they were cautious with the fire because part of the structure collapsed. Stay with KSAT 12 both online and on-air for more information.
TxDOT to hold 2nd meeting on Loop 1604 expansion Wednesday
SAN ANTONIO - The Texas Department of Transportation is holding the second of two informational meetings to explain a billion dollar expansion of Loop 1604 on Wednesday. Laura Lopez, a spokeswoman for TxDOT, said Loop 1604 would expand from four lanes to ten lanes --four in each direction and two HOV lanes. Wednesday's meeting will take place at Brandeis High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. They will also have plans for the Loop 1604 and I-10 interchange. "We will have schematics, we will have an animation and boards that people can see what we are proposing," Lopez said.
TxDOT Wants to Expand Loop 1604 to 10 Lanes in North San Antonio
click to enlarge Texas Department of TransportationThe Texas Department of Transportation plans to expand Loop 1604. The department also has plans for the interchange at Loop 1604 and Interstate 10.Though the changes could have SA's highway system feeling more like a major city's, the proposal doesn't include any tolls. Additionally, the project would include accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians while including protections for water quality. "We will have schematics, we will have an animation and boards that people can see what we are proposing," Lopez told KSAT Residents can read more about the project online . They're also invited to send feedback by Thursday, October 10.sacurrent.com
3 hospitalized in double rollover crash on NW Side
SAN ANTONIO - Three people were injured in a crash that caused a concrete mixer truck to roll over Monday morning on the access road of Loop 1604 near Lockhill Selma Road. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. when a concrete mixer truck and a pickup truck with a trailer collided, causing both vehicles to roll over. Three people were transported to University Hospital for treatment; a fourth person was treated on the scene. FIRST REPORT: 3 men hospitalized after double rollover crash on NW SideThe road was closed for several hours while hazmat crews cleaned up fuel and concrete from the road. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Three injured in rollover crash on NW Side
SAN ANTONIO - Three people were injured in a crash that caused a concrete mixer truck to roll over Monday morning on the access road of Loop 1604 near Lockhill Selma Road. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. when a concrete mixer truck and a pickup truck with a trailer collided, causing both vehicles to roll over. Three people were transported to University Hospital for treatment; a fourth person was treated on the scene. The road was closed for several hours while hazmat crews cleaned up fuel and concrete from the road. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
3 men hospitalized after double rollover crash on NW Side
SAN ANTONIO - A double rollover crash has been reported Monday on the access road of Loop 1604 eastbound on the city's Northwest Side. At least 10 crews with the San Antonio Fire Department are at the crash scene near Loop 1604 and Lockhill Selma Road. This is a developing story. Stick with KSAT on-air and online for the latest updates. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Truck's spilled load causes traffic woes for drivers on far Northeast Side
SAN ANTONIO - Drivers on the city's far Northeast Side have been dealing with the aftermath of an 18-wheeler spilling its load onto the highway. Huge concrete barriers toppled off the back of the flatbed big rig just after 4 a.m. Friday. They landed on the main lanes of traffic on eastbound Loop 1604 between Green Mountain and Nacogdoches roads. In an adjacent parking lot sat a second flatbed that also had a load of concrete barriers on it. SAPD working to remove the debris from mainlanes of EB Loop 1604. pic.twitter.com/mot8Iwe3yr KSAT Traffic (@ksat_traffic) August 23, 2019Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.