On May 16, TxDOT presented an update on area road projects during the Chamber (Schertz-Cibolo-Selma area) luncheon. These updates outlined the major roadways that will be under construction throughout the area.
In November, the first section of the FM 1103 project began. This phase runs from I-35 to Rodeo Way and will expand the roadway from two lanes to four lanes, including center turn lanes, and add accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists, including 6-foot sidewalks and 5-foot bike lanes in each direction.
The second phase of the project will run from Rodeo Way to FM 78 and include the same improvements, said Richard De La Cruz, advance project development director for TxDOT.
Environmental clearance on the second phase is anticipated this month, and the start of the second phase is expected to begin in late 2026 or 2027 following the completion of the first section.
The estimated construction cost for this project is $34 million.
De La Cruz said this project started development in 2016 and will expand FM 1518 to four lanes from FM 78 to I-10. A raised median, additional turn lanes and sidewalks will also be added.
Since the first planning meetings, the project has nearly doubled in estimated construction cost, starting at around $42 million and now having an estimated cost of $78.6 million, De La Cruz said.
Construction for the project is expected to begin in the fall.
The project will expand the I-10 main lanes to six lanes from Loop 1604 to SH 130. Frontage roads along I-10 will be converted from two way to one way.
Locations of entrance and exit ramps are also expected to change alongside the reconstruction of overpasses and underpasses.
The estimated construction cost for the project is $1.2 billion with the first funded phases under construction.
The section from FM 464 to SH 123–which accounts for $212 million–is expected to begin construction in the summer.
Loop 1604 North
The project will expand the area from SH 16 to I-35 to eight lanes and two high-occupancy vehicle/special-purpose lanes. A new interchange will also be constructed at the Loop 1604 and I-10 intersection.
The current funding for the $1.2 billion project is $840 million. The sections of the project from SH 16 to I-10, I-10 to US 281 and I-10 at Loop 1604 are under construction.
The section from US 281 to Redland Road is anticipated to begin in the summer, and the section from Redland Road to Judson Road is anticipated to begin in 2028 with the potential to accelerate to 2024.