Construction started on the four intersections of Frio Street on Oct. 6 and is expected to last about a month. While the intersections are closed, cars and buses will be directed to alternate routes.
Beginning at 10 p.m. Oct.15, Frio Street at Cesar Chavez Boulevard will be closed. This will be the first of four intersections to be closed as construction continues for improvements along Frio Street. The other streets that will be closing are Frio Street at Buena Vista, West Commerce and West Houston. Each Intersection will be closed off for approximately one month.
Improvements for Frio Street from Cesar Chavez to Houston Street include reconfiguration of existing travel lanes to accommodate 5’ bicycle lanes, four vehicular lanes, and a median that will serve as a center turn lane.
Additional improvements include sidewalks, decorative concrete patterns in intersections, pedestrian lighting benches, a traffic signal upgrade on Commerce St., traffic signal at UTSA’s mid-block crossing, and Zona Cultural streetscape amenities to promote pedestrian activity.
All improvements are being made possible through the 2012-2017 Bond Program and should be finished by the spring of 2018.