Median Islands


  • 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


  • 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.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer
Medians: Median Islands

Median islands are raised landscaped areas located in the center of a roadway in the middle of a block. Median islands narrow the travel lanes and separate opposing traffic flows.

Median Islands


  • May reduce the speed of vehicles as motorists travel around the median


  • Some on-street parking may be eliminated
  • May require right-of-way acquisition

Eligibility Considerations

  • No more than one travel lane in each direction
  • 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