The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed improvements to Loop 1604 from FM 78 to I-10 East in Bexar county. The purpose of the condemnation project is to improve operations and relieve congestion from FM 78 to I-10 East, provide a long-term solution to FM 78 congestion, and provide continuous movement along Loop 1604. The current estimated construction cost is $200 million.
The proposed improvements include:
- Upgrading Loop 1604 to a controlled-access expressway to include construction of ramps to connect mainlanes and frontage roads
- Constructing bridge overpasses and at-grade U-turns at all intersections
- Building an elevated U-turn from southbound mainlanes to the northbound frontage road near Randolph AFB
- Constructing additional at-grade U-turns near Randolph AFB
- Building continuous frontage roads
- Reconfiguring the Lower Seguin Road intersection at Loop 1604
The proposed right-of-way is approximately 48.4 acres, and would result in 4 displacements.
Proposed Project Timeline:
- Summer 2018 – Develop schematic & environmental
- Oct. 24, 2018 – Open house
- Spring 2019 – Opportunity for public hearing
- Summer 2019 – Anticipated environmental clearance
- Spring 2019-2023 – Acquire ROW, relocate utilities, design & engineering
- Fall 2023 – Project construction
*This timeline is preliminary and subject to change.
Texas has been aggressively acquiring private land through condemnation for transportation projects across the state to accommodate the needs of a growing population. If you have been contacted by TxDOT or any of their representatives, please contact us immediately. The important thing to remember is that even if you’ve received a letter in the mail from a condemnation entity informing you of their intentions, this does not mean that it’s a done deal. There are many ways to influence the condemnation process to ensure that your wants and needs are met, but it’s important that you involve knowledgeable professionals that can help guide you through the process.