Governor Abbott, TxDOT Break Ground on Loop 1604 North Expansion
Abbott and Bugg were joined at the groundbreaking ceremony by San Antonio District Engineer Gina Gallegos, P.E., as well as other state and local officials.
“Key construction projects all throughout Texas, just like this one to widen 1604 in San Antonio, will alleviate the traffic burden experienced by Texans in our fast-growing state,” Abbott said. “I thank TxDOT and Chairman Bugg for the hard work, vision, and leadership in ensuring Texans on the roadways get to where they’re going faster and safer. In the coming years, the exhaustive work of TxDOT and road workers with the Texas Clear Lanes initiative will relieve traffic headaches for millions of travelers and pave the way for the Lone Star State's continued economic growth.”
“Today, we’re taking another step forward in creating more mobility and less congestion for San Antonians with the start of another segment of the Loop 1604 North Expansion project,” Bugg said. “This project will build the improvements that are needed to help get drivers out of congestion and back to the things they want and need to do.”
With traffic volume on the Loop 1604 North corridor projected to double to an estimated 290,000 drivers each day by 2045, the Segment 2 expansion project includes improvements to expand the main lanes from a four-lane to a 10-lane expressway, add high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in each direction, and construct an innovative and multi-level interchange at the I-10 intersection. Construction on Segment 2 began in late summer 2022 and is expected to be complete by 2027.
The Loop 1604 North Expansion project includes plans for five separate segments of construction on the corridor from State Highway 16 (Bandera Road) to I-35.
The state of Texas is undertaking a series of crucial roadway improvement projects through TxDOT's Texas Clear Lanes initiative to alleviate traffic chokepoints in Texas’ largest metro areas. Projects include additional lanes along I-35 in Austin, improvements on I-30 and I-635 in Dallas, upgrades to I-69 and I-610 in Houston, and more projects planned for high-traffic highways and byways across the state.