Councilmen Rey Saldaña, District 4, and Ray Lopez, District 6, jointly celebrated two projects that touched both districts today. The Marbach Road Phase IIA and IIB projects are improving a 1.66 stretch of Marbach Road from Military to Loop 410.
Phase IIA improved Marbach from Military to Rawhide and included additions that brought the project just west of Meadow Way. That $12.5 million project, funded from the 2007 Bond, finished in February. Phase IIB, which began in March, will continue the improvements from Meadow Way to Loop 410. This project will last approximately 21 months and is funded with $5.3 million from the 2012 Bond.
“We’re a growing community and our streets need to keep up with our residents,” said District 4 Councilman Rey Saldaña. “Not only will these projects help the flow of traffic, it will also make a major corridor more attractive.”
Both projects include improving five lanes with raised concrete medians, underground drainage, and new curbs, sidewalks and driveway approaches. Certain traffic signals will be upgraded and retaining walls, concrete bus pads and new VIA shelter foundations are also included. Phase IIB will also improve Harness Lane from Marbach Road to Latigo Road and a portion of Latigo Road.
“When voters approve our bond programs, they’re telling us they have faith in us to deliver what we’ve promised,” said District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez. “Even if it takes going over two bond programs, we will deliver the better streets and better drainage that our residents deserve.”
The projects are managed by the Transportation & Capital Improvements Department. Design for both projects was completed by Bain Medina Bain, Inc. Construction for Phase IIA was completed by Texas Sterling Construction and Phase IIB will be undertaken by San Antonio Constructors, LTD.