CPS Energy gas main project involves north San Antonio road closure

CPS Energy on Jan. 11 kicks off a weekslong natural gas main installation that will affect a north side frontage road between I-10 and Loop 1604. (Courtesy CPS Energy)
CPS Energy on Jan. 11 kicks off a weekslong natural gas main installation that will affect a north side frontage road between I-10 and Loop 1604. (Courtesy CPS Energy)

CPS Energy on Jan. 11 kicks off a weekslong natural gas main installation that will affect a north side frontage road between I-10 and Loop 1604. (Courtesy CPS Energy)

Beginning Jan. 11, part of I-10 near Loop 1604 will be closed as CPS Energy works to install a new natural gas line.

According to a press release, the utility will be installing a 16-inch-wide, 610-foot-long gas main to help improve CPS Energy’s overall natural gas reliability and to provide additional capacity for future customers.

The project involves closure of the right lane in the westbound I-10 frontage road leading to the eastbound Loop 1604 frontage road, the utility said.

CPS Energy officials said they are coordinating with a concurrent Texas Department of Transportation roadway project to minimize the project’s effect on motorists.

“To ensure the safety of motorists and crews, lane closures are sometimes necessary when we work to improve the reliability of our infrastructure,” said Richard Lujan, CPS Energy’s interim vice president of gas solutions, in a statement.



“While we understand this will cause some disruption to normal traffic patterns, the project is key for reinforcing parts of our gas system in response to increased customer growth and improving the system’s resiliency during extreme cold weather.”

CPS Energy said the project will take seven to 12 weeks, depending on soil conditions, potential underground utility conflicts, weather and other factors.

TxDOT digital message boards installed in the area will alert drivers of the lane closure, the release said.

By Edmond Ortiz
Edmond joined Community Impact as a reporter in August 2021, helping to launch new editions in the San Antonio market. Edmond covers various beats in the North San Antonio coverage area. He previously was the main reporter for Local Community News, covering several areas in and around San Antonio, first as a freelancer and then staff member. Prior to that, Edmond was a community news reporter for Prime Time Newspapers and the San Antonio Express-News, including editing two community weeklies. He's a San Antonio native, and studied mass communications at San Antonio College and Texas State University.