Super street construction on US 281 to begin on Monday

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by Brian New / KENS 5

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Posted on March 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 11 at 8:22 PM

Starting Monday, crews will begin converting US Highway 281 north of Loop 1604 into a “super street”.

Thursday, local officials held a ceremonial ground breaking for this first of its kind project in the state of Texas.

In theory, for someone living in Stone Oak, the super street is expected to reduce their average commute time home by 13 minutes by eliminating cross traffic and by adding turnaround lanes.

The designers of the project admit the concept can seem confusing but say it will work.  

"Today we take a small step, a small step towards making it easier and perhaps reducing the traffic by 20% by making the turnarounds," said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.

While Judge Wolff said the super street is not a long term solution for the congestion on US 281, he said at least it's already paid for with most of the nearly $8-million coming from federal funds.

Most of the work will be done during overnight between 9:30 pm and 5:30 am.  It’s expected to be complete by late September.
 

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