The Contractor will be closing W. Skipper on Monday December 4, 2017 between Sharon
and the alley north of Sharon. The closure should last 2 weeks. Detour route will be in place, please see below.
June 29th, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Family Center of the Blessed, 600 Oblate Dr. 78216
View the public meeting presentation from 6-29-17
Barbara Drainage one pager hand-out
April 28th, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Family Center of the Blessed, 600 Oblate Dr. 78216
View the public meeting presentation from 8-27-15
Barbara Drainage Public Meeting Flyer
Public Meeting Questions & Answers 4-28-2016
Public Meeting PowerPoint Presentation 4-28-2016
Appearances and Safety
If you have questions about the project, please contact:
Richard Casiano, Capital Projects Officer
Visit us at
Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI)
PO Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283-3966
PUBLIC MEETING PRESENTATION
View the public meeting presentation from 8-27-15.
View the public meeting presentation from 6-29-17.
The City of San Antonio and Bexar County are working on a collaborative effort to alleviate flooding in the Shearer Hills and Ridgeview neighborhoods located in Council District 1. Bexar County has performed preliminary engineering studies to analyze methods to reduce flooding in the area.
In May 2013, this area experienced severe flooding, resulting in significant residential and commercial property damage. As a result, Bexar County revisited the preliminary design of this project and recommended an earthen channel between McCullough and Skipper as the first phase of a four phase project to alleviate flooding in the area. The first phase is anticipated to remove over 40 properties from the effective 1% annual chance (100-year) floodplain. Included in the first phase is the need to acquire approximately 35 residential properties along Barbara Drive and Shannon Lee based on the Bexar County preliminary earthen channel design.
View the video of flooding from May 25, 2013 on YouTube.
The City of San Antonio and Bexar County agreed, approved by City Council on September 4, 2014, to collaborate funding for the project and for the City of San Antonio to oversee the design and construction of the project.
The scope of project will consist of removing the existing concrete channel and underground box culvert drainage system east of McCullough Avenue and replacing the existing drainage system with a wider and deeper earthen channel to convey the 1% annual chance (100-year) ultimate design storm.
Construction Cost: $5M 1
Project Timeline (as of September 2014):
Approximately 35 properties along Barbara Drive and Shannon Lee will be purchased to complete this project.
Affected property owners will be contacted by the City of San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department (TCI) Real Estate Team to share more information. For more information, please contact Steve Hodges (210-207-8234) or Hector Reynoso (210-207-8688).
Residential Property owners within the project path may be eligible for the following payments:
Residents will also be provided with advisory services including referrals to social services, referrals to comparable housing, an explanation of assistance and timely notices.
Notices will include: