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Old 12-22-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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I live in the area and am growing weary of the parking lot crawl that occurs for several hours each day.
I was told in Feb of 2007 that
"1. Bulverde Road Phase 1 - widen the section from the Evans/Bulverde intersection North to Marshall Road to two lanes in each direction with a continuous center left turn lane, three foot shoulders on each side and drainage improvements. Construction of this phase is anticipated to begin second quarter, 2007 with completion within one year." Here we are in Dec 2007...

Does anyone know how I can find out why nothing is happening/how I can help in voicing the need for action?? It seems that a bank can be built in 6 weeks, an apartment complex in 4, but we can't even get the potholes on our one lane roads repaired.
If you are interested, here are the remaining phases that are/were/perhaps scrapped. oh, maybe the projects are stopped because Bulverde is going to become a toll road : )

"2. Bulverde Road Phase 2 - widen a 1.5 mile section from Marshall Road North to the intersection with State Hwy 281 to include two lanes in each direction with a center left turn lane, three foot shoulders on each side and drainage improvements. Construction date to be determined.


3. Bulverde Road Phase 3 - widen a 3.8 mile section from Hwy 1604 North to the Evans/Bulverde intersection to include two lanes in each direction with a center left turn lane and bicycle lanes. Funding for this project is shared between Lumbermans, the City and Bexar County. Project funding is partially dependent upon the new City bond issue passing. Environmental clearances are complete. Construction completion is anticipated to be 2-3 years away.

4. Evans/Bulverde Road Intersection - the project will extend from the intersection to 500 ft in each direction along Evans and Bulverde road. Costs are to be shared between the City and County. If the City bond issue fails to pass then the County will probably do the project on their own. Improvements will widen Evans East of the intersection to four lanes with a center left turn lane and four foot shoulders. West of the intersection Evans Road will be four lanes with a center median. Bulverde Road North and South of the intersection will consist of four lanes with a center 14 foot median, including curb, gutter and storm drains. Completion estimated to be 1-2 years."
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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I live in the area and am growing weary of the parking lot crawl that occurs for several hours each day.
I was told in Feb of 2007 that
"1. Bulverde Road Phase 1 - widen the section from the Evans/Bulverde intersection North to Marshall Road to two lanes in each direction with a continuous center left turn lane, three foot shoulders on each side and drainage improvements. Construction of this phase is anticipated to begin second quarter, 2007 with completion within one year." Here we are in Dec 2007...

Does anyone know how I can find out why nothing is happening/how I can help in voicing the need for action?? It seems that a bank can be built in 6 weeks, an apartment complex in 4, but we can't even get the potholes on our one lane roads repaired.
If you are interested, here are the remaining phases that are/were/perhaps scrapped. oh, maybe the projects are stopped because Bulverde is going to become a toll road : )

"2. Bulverde Road Phase 2 - widen a 1.5 mile section from Marshall Road North to the intersection with State Hwy 281 to include two lanes in each direction with a center left turn lane, three foot shoulders on each side and drainage improvements. Construction date to be determined.


3. Bulverde Road Phase 3 - widen a 3.8 mile section from Hwy 1604 North to the Evans/Bulverde intersection to include two lanes in each direction with a center left turn lane and bicycle lanes. Funding for this project is shared between Lumbermans, the City and Bexar County. Project funding is partially dependent upon the new City bond issue passing. Environmental clearances are complete. Construction completion is anticipated to be 2-3 years away.

4. Evans/Bulverde Road Intersection - the project will extend from the intersection to 500 ft in each direction along Evans and Bulverde road. Costs are to be shared between the City and County. If the City bond issue fails to pass then the County will probably do the project on their own. Improvements will widen Evans East of the intersection to four lanes with a center left turn lane and four foot shoulders. West of the intersection Evans Road will be four lanes with a center median. Bulverde Road North and South of the intersection will consist of four lanes with a center 14 foot median, including curb, gutter and storm drains. Completion estimated to be 1-2 years."

The funds all go diverted to education
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Evans & Bulverde
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See my comment under the "Evans and Bulverde" thread. Same question...how did the funding get diverted to education?
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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The funds all go diverted to education
The bond passed by NEISD is a separate issue.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Evans & Bulverde
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Default traffic Bulverde Road/Evans?

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See my comment under the "Evans and Bulverde" thread. Same question...how did the funding get diverted to education?
This was a rhetorical question. What I stated in the "Evans and Bulverde" thread was that the two phases of the Bulverde Rd expansion (1604 to Evans and Evans to Marshall) are funded by the city bond that passed back in May. As "pobre" stated, this is a separate issue from the NEISD bond.

I have been meaning to research what the construction timelines are for the two phases of the Bulverde Rd expansion, but haven't taken the time to do so. I have noticed some survey work being done along the Evans to Marshall stretch of Bulverde Rd. Like "breathe" I would like to know what is the timetable for the expansion.
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Old 12-23-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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well, Bee, I guess there is no answer. I too live in the area and am pretty frustrated by the lack of developmental infrastracture planning that we are tolerating. My next step is to start calling the county commisioner's office and the nearest district councilman to to try to learn more.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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Well, I hope construction starts soon on Bulverde Road because two large shopping centers are planned at 1604 and Bulverde.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:08 PM
 
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Here's what the city has on the Bulverde project:

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Bulverde Road (Loop 1604 to Marshall Road) LF $30,306,000
Reconstruct and widen Bulverde Road, with curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, and necessary drainage and traffic signal improvements. The project also includes the installation of bike facilities. The total cost for this project is currently estimated to be $36.6 million, with the City’s share expected to equal approximately 83% of this cost.
This will be five miles (1604 to Marshall) so I'd venture to guess a few (2-3) years of construction.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:51 PM
 
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It seems that starting roads in SA is easy...it's finishing them that we have issue with!! Case in point...Warzbauch parkway Can you please tell me why they fund the beginning of these projects if they are not going to finish them...geeeezzzzz I'm frustrated with transportion in this city!
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It seems that starting roads in SA is easy...it's finishing them that we have issue with!! Case in point...Warzbauch parkway Can you please tell me why they fund the beginning of these projects if they are not going to finish them...geeeezzzzz I'm frustrated with transportion in this city!
Large projects, like the Wurzbach Pkwy, are typically broken into smaller projects because of funding contraints. The San Antonio area only gets so much transportation funding each year, so when they have enough money to build part of a project, they do that part, then wait for more funding to do the next section. That's just the way these things work. People often do the same things in their personal lives-- I would like the whole home theater system with 60" flat-panel TV, surround sound, Blu-Ray, etc. But I can only afford the TV for now, so I get that, then save my pennies until I can buy the surround-sound, and so on.
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