Median Barriers

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Director/City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Luis Maltos, P.E.
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Medians: Median Barriers

Median barriers are islands located in the center of a street that continue through an intersection to block left-turn and through movements.

Median Barriers

Advantages

  • Prohibits dangerous turning movements and improves safety
  • Reduces the volume of vehicles on a cut-through route that crosses a major street

Disadvantages

  • Limits turns to and from side streets for residents and emergency services
  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated on narrower streets

Eligibility Considerations

  • Street width must be minimum 32 feet wide
  • Cut-through traffic should represent 25 percent or more of the total daily street volume
  • Accident history that would support the installation of a median barrier
  • Signs and vegetation must conform to the Clear Vision Area ordinance
  • Neighborhood Association Landscape Maintenance Agreement required if landscaping is included

 

Reduced Speed          

Enhanced Safety          

Reduced Volume          

Maintenance