Through the efforts of Councilman Rey Saldaña, Palo Alto College and City officials, West Villaret Boulevard has been transformed from two to four lanes. The stretch of road from State Highway 16 to Jennifer Street also includes a turn lane, bike lanes, sidewalks and an improved drainage system.
“We need to keep pace with the tremendous growth and interest in the services that Palo Alto College provides. This project aligned public funds with the vision of a growing southside institution,” said Councilman Saldaña.
The West Villaret Project was possible due to the participation of Palo Alto College, which donated right-of-way along the project limits. Palo Alto College also contracted with Bain Medina Bain to design the project before turning it over to the City of San Antonio.
"Palo Alto College has served as a gateway to higher education for over twenty-five years. Through the efforts of Councilman Saldaña, community leaders and residents, Villaret Boulevard will now provide even easier and safer access to education," said Dr. Mike Flores, President of Palo Alto College.
The West Villaret project began in May 2013 and was substantially complete in May 2014. The project was funded by the voter approved 2012-2017 Bond Program and 2007 Bond savings. Construction was completed by Pronto Sandblasting & Coating & Oilfield Services Company, Inc.