The contractors overseeing Shavano Park’s bond-funded road improvement project have two roads and five cul-de-sacs left to complete work before the citywide initiative is finished.

The big picture

City Council got briefed at its June 25 meeting on the series of street upgrades, which are supported by a $10 million bond that voters approved in 2022. Council awarded $6.2 million to D&D Contractors in 2023.

The city is using the remaining bond funds to address infrastructure issues in the town’s Shavano Creek neighborhood, and to leverage federal funds to undertake an improvement project on Shavano Park’s portion of De Zavala Road.

According to Curtis Leeth, assistant city manager, the contractors are currently installing concrete curbs along Cliffside Drive and will apply a new layer of asphalt on the same road in July.

Work crews are also scheduled to begin reconstruction of Saddletree Road by mid-July.

Additionally, crews are working on water lines beneath cul-de-sacs, such as Honey Bee Lane and Hunters Branch Street.

These cul-de-sacs, along with Hunters Branch South, Turkey Creek Road and Elm Spring Lane, are targeted for reconstruction starting in August.

Zooming out

Other than those roads, Shavano Park is nearly finished with its bond-funded project, local officials said.

Leeth said city staff and the contractors are going over a final punch list of post-work items to review on several streets, including Wagon Trail Road, End Gate Lane, Fawn Drive, Chimney Rock Lane, Shavano Drive, Windmill Road, and Bent Oak Drive.

Leeth also said engineering plans for improvements on De Zavala Road and in the Shavano Creek neighborhood are 90% finished.

In a separate state-supported project, contractors tied to the Texas Department of Transportation recently took steps to complete the expansion and improvement of Northwest Military Highway through Shavano Park from Loop 1604 to Huebner Road.

"We are in the final stages of the project," said Jennifer Serold, TxDOT San Antonio District public information officer.