Texas breaks ground on I-10 interchange expansion project

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On Oct. 19, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. joined other state and transportation officials to celebrate the groundbreaking of Loop 1604 North Expansion in San Antonio.

Part of the state’s Texas Clear Lanes Initiative, the $148 million project is designed to increase mobility, reduce congestion and enhance safety for drivers on more than 2.5 miles of a highly traveled I-10 interchange in Bexar County.

“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.”

The Loop 1604 North Expansion project includes construction along the corridor from State Highway 16 to I-35 and will expand the main lanes from a four-lane to a 10-lane expressway, add a high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction, and construct an innovative and multi-level interchange at the I-10 intersection. Construction is expected to be complete by 2027 and is anticipated to address traffic along the corridor, which is projected to double by 2045.

“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,” said TxDOT Chairman Bugg. “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.”