Part of the intersection of Wurzbach Road and Floyd Curl Drive will be completely closed from 6 p.m. Sept. 8 through Nov. 19 due to the construction of a sky bridge.

According to a news release, the partial road closure will affect commuters and pedestrians traveling to multiple The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio buildings and services.

Construction will affect the Medical Arts and Research Center, the Center for Oral Health Care and Research, the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, Barshop Institute, Biggs Institute, Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute, the McDermott Building, the Research Administration Building, the School of Public Health and the South Texas Research Facility.

The release states the one-block road closure is part of UT Health San Antonio’s installation of a sky bridge connecting the Mays Cancer Center to the Multispecialty and Research Hospital.

The structure will weigh 360,800 pounds, and its length will be the equivalent of more than one football field or about two city blocks, the release states.

The sky bridge will serve as a walkway for patients and feature a vacuum tube system—similar to those seen at bank drive-thrus—enabling lab samples to be delivered safely, securely and quickly between the hospital and the cancer center.

Dr. William Henrich, the president of UT Health San Antonio, said the construction of the sky bridge is a milestone for his institution.

“This moment means we are closer to the opening of our new hospital, and we are bridging the opportunity to inspire hope and healing for our patients and their families,” he said.

Parking at Garage C and lots 19, 19A, 20 and 21 on the Greehey Campus will only be accessible through the Mays Cancer Center entrance at Wurzbach Road, the release states. Free parking will be available for the duration of the construction. However, the dates could vary several weeks after the start date or before the end date.

Alternate routes to UT Health San Antonio buildings and services are recommended for commuters. Patients are advised to plan for additional travel time to their appointments.