The city of San Antonio is beginning a $2.35 million initiative to improve sidewalks along Wurzbach Road between I-10 and Fredericksburg Road.

City officials were also recently provided funding to roll out an associated improvement project at Wurzbach and Vance Jackson Road.

The gist

Manny Pelaez, San Antonio District 8 City Council member, used social media channels July 2 to announce the start of a project designed to upgrade pedestrian mobility on part of Wurzbach Road.

Specifically, contractors will replace and enhance sidewalks and driveways to ensure they comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the city’s unified development code guidelines.

According to city officials, work will be done only at night, 8 a.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week, between Fredericksburg Road and I-10. Construction will take place from mid-July through winter 2025.

No street parking will be allowed in the evenings. No parking will be permitted any time between Bluebell and Fernglen roads. This project is funded by the city’s voter-approved 2017 bond.

Zooming out

In a separate effort on Wurzbach Road, the city also aims to improve safety and infrastructure at the intersection of Vance Jackson Road.

City Council on June 20 authorized city staff to acquire three parcels of land around the Vance Jackson/Wurzbach intersection to enable project construction.

These parcels measure a total of 0.187 acres. The city has already acquired three adjoining parcels.

Project improvements will include roadway widening and traffic signal upgrades, all designed to alleviate congestion, city officials said.

The project will be supported by an allocation of $6.3 million in the city’s voter-approved 2022 bond. Utility construction will start this fall, followed by physical construction beginning in winter 2025.