TxDOT launches anti-drunk driving effort for Spring Break
By RICK KELLEYStaff WriterTxDOT has launched a new anti-drunk driving campaign in hopes of reducing the number of alcohol-related fatalities during Spring Break. In Texas last year over Spring Break, there were 872 DUI-alcohol related traffic accidents, resulting in 30 fatalities and 107 serious injuries, TxDOT officials say. The new anti-drunk driving campaign will conduct outreach events on college campuses and at key spring break designations using public service announcements, outdoor billboards and more. One person in Texas dies every eight hours and 31 minutes in a DUI-alcohol related traffic crash, TxDOT data shows. “These are disturbing numbers, especially as all of these crashes are preventable,” said TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams.myrgv.com
State throws spike strip in front of City of San Antonio’s plans to reduce lanes on lower Broadway
The members of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees TxDOT, voted Thursday to stop a long-planned hand-off of a 2.2 mile section of State Loop 368 between Burr Road and I-35, which overlaps with Broadway Avenue.
A TxDOT project is affecting traffic and traffic patterns by adding closures and detours around an already congested I-10 and Hwy 46 bridge area. The work should last 6 weeks. Will the current inconve
/A TxDOT project is affecting traffic and traffic patterns by adding closures and detours around an already congested I-10 and Hwy 46 bridge area. The work should last 6 weeks. Will the current inconveniences be worth it when this project is finished?boernestar.com
TxDOT forging ahead on major projects in San Antonio region
If you think you’ve seen a lot of construction crews on San Antonio roadways, those thoughts are right. Officials with Texas Department of Transportation provided an update Monday during the State of the District event hosted by the San Antonio Mobility Coalition.
Preventing wrong-way crashes begins with vigilance, experts say
Multiple people reported a wrong-way driver on I-35 in Downtown San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend, one of several incidents of the dangerous behavior. While there were no reports of injuries caused by this driver, often that isn’t the case.
White House: Infrastructure plan would mean billions of dollars for Texas projects
This week, the U.S. Senate passed a massive infrastructure bill, but there's still a long way to go before the final plans are set. In the meantime, White House officials are touting the benefits of the plan for Texas.
Dozens of San Antonio transportation projects are set to receive a piece of $300 million in federal funding
The easy part for the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization was announcing it had $300 million in federal funding to hand out for various projects across the region. The hard part for the staff was narrowing the list down.
Long-term closures on Jackson and Sioux road ramps to begin this week
Beginning Wednesday, the Jackson Road exit and entrance ramp on eastbound I-2 will be closed for an estimated six months. TXDoT, however, will open a temporary exit ramp between Jackson Avenue and Jackson Road for motorists needing to access the area. On Thursday, the Sioux Road entrance and exit ramps on southbound I-69C will also be closed for an estimated two months. Motorists needing to exit southbound Sioux Road will need to utilize the Nolana Loop exit ramp, road officials said. TXDOT reminded all drivers to stay alert and slow down in road work zones, be aware of lane closures and alternate routes, and to follow all traffic control updates.myrgv.com
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.
With TxDOT planning to close Interstate 10 next weekend to demolish the old Highway 87/South Main Street overpass, temporary detours will be in place. Will you either stay in or avoid coming to Boerne
/With TxDOT planning to close Interstate 10 next weekend to demolish the old Highway 87/South Main Street overpass, temporary detours will be in place. Will you either stay in or avoid coming to Boerne that weekend to avoid the increased traffic woes?boernestar.com
Winter Storm Warning for San Antonio until noon Monday
Update on Sunday, February 14 at noon:During a press conference on Sunday morning, SAPD Chief McManus has advised San Antonio residents to stay off the roadways on Sunday afternoon due to hazardous road conditions. "If you do not need to be on the roadways, stay off," said McManus. McManus also stated that San Antonio highways may continue to be shut down as hazardous weather conditions persist. RELATED: Wintry weather closures: The Alamo, VIA, SantikosOriginal post below:A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Bexar County until noon Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Ice was reported to TXDOT along Loop 1604 from US-281 to US 90 and they are encouraging Bexar County residents to stay home.mysanantonio.com
Victim of hit-and-run crash with 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 identified
Published: May 23, 2020, 11:30 am Updated: May 23, 2020, 11:35 amSAN ANTONIO The victim of a fatal crash with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10 near the Dominion has been identified by the Medical Examiners Office. Falkenberg was pronounced dead at the scene, according to San Antonio Police Department. The driver of the 18-wheeler, Justin Antwan Jackson, 29, fled the scene, but authorities later found the truck parked near the Shops at Rivercenter. (KSAT)Jackson was later located and arrested in the downtown area at Bowie Street and E. Crockett Street, authorities said. Woman killed following hit-and-run crash with 18-wheeler on Interstate 10, San Antonio police say
Woman killed following hit-and-run crash with 18-wheeler on Interstate 10, San Antonio police say
Published: May 22, 2020, 6:36 am Updated: May 22, 2020, 9:47 amSAN ANTONIO A woman is dead following a crash with an 18-wheeler that fled the scene on Interstate 10 near the Dominion. San Antonio police say the big rig rear-ended a Ford Fiesta that was traveling on the eastbound lanes around 5:30 a.m. Friday. San Antonio police believe an 18-wheeler found near the Shops at Rivercenter is connected to a fatal crash on Interstate 10 on Friday, May 22, 2020. (KSAT)Greene says it appears the driver parked the truck near Bowie and Crockett Streets and left. Crash along Interstate 10 near Dominion Drive on Friday, May 22, 2020.
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
Major highway expansion scheduled for Loop 1604
Laura Lopez, a spokeswoman for TxDOT, said the project is set to start construction in early 2021. We will have schematics, we will have an animation and boards that people can see what we are proposing, Lopez said. She said they also have plans for the Loop 1604 and I-10 interchange. Lopez said the funds they receive will dictate the exact ending date for the project, but that is unknown at this time. That project, which is about 23 miles long, will also accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians, water quality protection and other features.
Traffic Alert: New exit from Loop 410 to Hwy 151 closed
SAN ANTONIO - The new exit from Loop 410 northbound to Highway 151 will be closed Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon for crash cushion repair work, TxDOT said in a tweet. Motorists are urged to use the Marbach Road exit during that time. TRAFFIC/CLOSURE ALERT: The new exit from I-410 northbound to SH 151 will be closed starting this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon for crash cushion repair work. Please use the Marbach Road exit in the meantime. #trafficalert #satx #txdot pic.twitter.com/eXg3C0jC7m TxDOT San Antonio (@TxDOTSanAntonio) August 27, 2019For more information on traffic you can click here to view our traffic page on KSAT.com.
Fiery big rig crash on Highway 281, Hildebrand causes traffic headaches
Updated at 2:18 p.m.:San Antonio police said the ramp from Interstate 35 to Highway 281 north and the ramp from Highway 281 South at Jones Maltsberger will be closed during rush hour. Updated at 1:37 p.m.:San Antonio police said Highway 281 North at at St. Mary's and Hildebrand and Highway 281 South at Jones Maltsberger remain closed. **TRAFFIC CLOSURE**281 NB at St. Marys and Hildebrand AND 281 SB at Jones Maltsberger remain CLOSED. pic.twitter.com/HKUnKC3485 San Antonio PD (@SATXPolice) September 12, 2018UPDATE: Northbound lanes at US 281 are still closed at Hildebrand. Original story:Vehicles traveling along Highway 281 near Hildebrand are asked to use caution due to a fiery rollover crash involving what appears to be a big rig.
Traffic light collapses on NW Side
Crews worked throughout the day Thursday to repair a traffic light that fell on the street on the city's Northwest Side. The light collapsed on the access road of Interstate 10 and UTSA Boulevard just before noon. TxDOT crews are trying figure out how it all happened, but officials said the light just fell down and wasn't knocked over by a vehicle. Traffic was backed up while crews worked to move the light off the road. Copyright 2018 by KSAT - All rights reserved.