The World Heritage Office and Transportation & Capital Improvements Department completed an infrastructure assessment throughout the World Heritage Buffer Zone and identified an overall need of $46.5 million. This assessment includes $14.8 million for street improvements for 70 miles of roadway, $23.5 million for 50 miles of sidewalk gaps, and $8.2 million to bury utility lines.
In 2017, the City allocated $2.8 million or 11 percent of the overall infrastructure needed for streets, sidewalks, and transportation projects within the buffer zone. Approximately $730,000 was invested to ensure pedestrian connectivity and $132,000 for two transportation projects connecting the San Antonio River to Mission San José and eventually to Mission Marquee. Additionally, $2.4 million in road surface improvements along the primary driving route, also known as the World Heritage Trail was completed in 201
The 2017-2022 Bond Program allocated a total of $37 million World Heritage-related projects. Approximately $25 million is committed for improving key corridor streets in the area, such as Roosevelt Avenue, S. Presa Street, Mission Road, and Southcross Boulevard. Further, approximately $5 million is dedicated for a comprehensive World Heritage Trail signage and wayfinding package to orient residents and visitors, as well as $2.5 million for general park rehabilitation improvements and land acquisition. Lastly, an investment of $5 million is allocated for a new facility that could serve as an orientation center, exhibit, and community space in the World Heritage area.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT
Roosevelt Avenue Community Transportation Input Survey No. 3 - CLOSES JANUARY 6, 2020
Of the $25 million for improving key corridor streets, there is a combined $13 million investment for Roosevelt Avenue in the 2017-2022 Bond Program. The City will also receive $5.6 million in federal funding for a total project amount of $18.6 million. Since early 2019, the City has engaged an open, public input process with the residents to create an overall vision and master plan for Roosevelt Avenue.
Roosevelt Avenue Project Overview