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Old 06-06-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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Now I did grow up close to Marshall HS, but (temporarily) moving back to that side of town after having lived elsewhere for 7 years, I almost forgot how HORRIBLE that road is and how SEVERELY it needs to be UPGRADED.

Sure the Elevated Ramps at 410 helped, but only in that Wurzbach/410 area. The whole rest of the road from Seneca THRU 1604 is TERRIBLE! No matter what time of day!

Now, by all means I'm not saying 281 North doesn't need/ deserve to get upgraded (because it definitely does), but I believe it's a little unfair that ONLY that stretch of highway is and not Hwy 16 North (Bandera Rd) when Hwy 16 has needed it longer and needs it equally as bad.

Why is nothing being done? Why is roads like 281 N, 151, Wurzbach Parkway, certain parts of 1604, and various smaller projects here and there are all being done, when this is not even on the books or even PLANNED to be upgraded in the future???
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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Now I did grow up close to Marshall HS, but (temporarily) moving back to that side of town after having lived elsewhere for 7 years, I almost forgot how HORRIBLE that road is and how SEVERELY it needs to be UPGRADED.

Sure the Elevated Ramps at 410 helped, but only in that Wurzbach/410 area. The whole rest of the road from Seneca THRU 1604 is TERRIBLE! No matter what time of day!

Now, by all means I'm not saying 281 North doesn't need/ deserve to get upgraded (because it definitely does), but I believe it's a little unfair that ONLY that stretch of highway is and not Hwy 16 North (Bandera Rd) when Hwy 16 has needed it longer and needs it equally as bad.

Why is nothing being done? Why is roads like 281 N, 151, Wurzbach Parkway, certain parts of 1604, and various smaller projects here and there are all being done, when this is not even on the books or even PLANNED to be upgraded in the future???
They built a park close to the Grady's BBQ. There is a Walmart and a HEB. The Kmart and Albertsons are gone. That's gotta help. The Jefferson State Bank is still there ( I think) Pack Rats Storage is alway's a safe bet. The only thing missing is a junk yard. Maybe an oil well!
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Now I did grow up close to Marshall HS, but (temporarily) moving back to that side of town after having lived elsewhere for 7 years, I almost forgot how HORRIBLE that road is and how SEVERELY it needs to be UPGRADED.

Sure the Elevated Ramps at 410 helped, but only in that Wurzbach/410 area. The whole rest of the road from Seneca THRU 1604 is TERRIBLE! No matter what time of day!

Now, by all means I'm not saying 281 North doesn't need/ deserve to get upgraded (because it definitely does), but I believe it's a little unfair that ONLY that stretch of highway is and not Hwy 16 North (Bandera Rd) when Hwy 16 has needed it longer and needs it equally as bad.

Why is nothing being done? Why is roads like 281 N, 151, Wurzbach Parkway, certain parts of 1604, and various smaller projects here and there are all being done, when this is not even on the books or even PLANNED to be upgraded in the future???
I grew up in that area also and man its a nightmare out there, I remember traveling to the Handy Andy in Helotes in the 80's and Bandera and 1604 was a 4 way stop. Man those were the days.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Ha, you people don't know what real traffic congestion is! I am in the worst place in the nation for it right now (Google it) and if this is "paradise" it sure ain't with the amount of time we spend sitting on the H1!

We drive Bandera Road all the time and I don't find it that bad. Sure, maybe compared to the "old days" but that's everywhere in SA; but compared to other big cities (DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, etc) it's not that bad...

If anything, it's the bad driving that's so horrible!

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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Ha, you people don't know what real traffic congestion is! I am in the worst place in the nation for it right now (Google it) and if this is "paradise" it sure ain't with the amount of time we spend sitting on the H1!
Is that the San Antonio --> Austin i35 corridor ?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Default No they don't, know bad traffic here,

Where are you Max, California, from L.A. south maybe? I know it can take twenty minutes to make one exit ramp, at times there.
San Antonio, is a small town in comparison to many towns where I have fought traffic. Hell it only takes 20-25 minutes to cross town here at times.
California, and Chicago and D.C.... Chicago can be murder.
It took me 8 hrs on the freeway to get to Detroit from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. 330 miles.
San Antonio is paradise. It is small.
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Ha, you people don't know what real traffic congestion is! I am in the worst place in the nation for it right now (Google it) and if this is "paradise" it sure ain't with the amount of time we spend sitting on the H1!

We drive Bandera Road all the time and I don't find it that bad. Sure, maybe compared to the "old days" but that's everywhere in SA; but compared to other big cities (DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, etc) it's not that bad...

If anything, it's the bad driving that's so horrible!

Cheers! M2
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I believe the H1 is in Hawaii. Honolulu, specifically.

--Dim
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I work a lot in Los Angeles and sometimes on 405 it takes me an hour to drive about 10 miles so can't complain much.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:15 PM
 
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If you're not driving Bandera during rush hour, it really isn't that bad. I live in the Prue/Bandera area and can get down to 410 in 10-15 minutes depends on the lights if I wait until slower traffic times.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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They did a feasibility study to upgrade it an elevated freeway / tollway. It was demeed not feasible.
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