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Old 10-05-2014, 06:54 PM
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I'm happy things are finally starting to pan out for this. I just want to know when they are starting...
Early 2016 is the current estimated start. Whole project, including direct connectors, will take 4 years to complete.

This info is also from a PowerPoint slide deck from the RMA.
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Old 10-05-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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I really hope this actually happens this time and isn't derailed by something ridiculous. I like that area but it's not worth living out there because the traffic situation is so crazy.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:50 AM
 
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I'm happy things are finally starting to pan out for this. I just want to know when they are starting...
Lately, they've been digging under 281 and repaving overnight in certain sections... no idea why. maybe trying to get ahead start on electrical work.
I've seen that! Love the smoothness of the pavement where they've replaced it. I always try to stay in the right lane to maximize the smoothness for as long as I can before changing to the middle lane to avoid that HORRIFYING bump just before you take the 1604 exit going south. That thing's a suspension-wrecker & should have been gone ages ago. I wonder why it's still there. Not enough complaints to warrant an investment?
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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I've seen that! Love the smoothness of the pavement where they've replaced it. I always try to stay in the right lane to maximize the smoothness for as long as I can before changing to the middle lane to avoid that HORRIFYING bump just before you take the 1604 exit going south. That thing's a suspension-wrecker & should have been gone ages ago. I wonder why it's still there. Not enough complaints to warrant an investment?
Yes I know that horrid bump you speak of. They actually fixed it a little bit. It doesn't looked fixed but if you drive over it now it does feel smoother. My car used to cry a little inside whenever I went over that.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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I will believe all of this when I see it...just as with everything road-wise in SA.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:13 AM
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With study nearing completion, U.S. 281 toll lanes become more likely - San Antonio Express-News

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On the southern section, from Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway, there would be a mix of toll and nontoll lanes: two toll lanes in the center, called managed lanes, and four, nontoll expressway lanes. On the northern segment, from Stone Oak to Borgfeld, all four new expressway lanes would have tolls. Frontage roads along the entire stretch of U.S. 281 would remain free.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm sure Terry Hall will be along shortly to delay the process yet again. The traffic problem could have been fixed years ago in that area.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:30 PM
 
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I'm sure Terry Hall will be along shortly to delay the process yet again. The traffic problem could have been fixed years ago in that area.
No kidding. I'm not that well versed in the legal aspects of this, why is she allowed to continue blocking this? The land was cleared for construction probably 10 years ago.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:04 AM
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No kidding. I'm not that well versed in the legal aspects of this, why is she allowed to continue blocking this? The land was cleared for construction probably 10 years ago.
It's not that she's allowed to block it. The issue is that her group has come up with numerous ways to block the project, the last one being to force the environmental impact study.
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