SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Transportation Commission allocated nearly $2.5 billion for San Antonio-area roads in its latest ten-year plan.
Commissioners earmarked nearly $500 million more for projects in San Antonio's district this year, after Congress approved a massive infrastructure package.
The Texas Department of Transportation will spend most of the money held for Bexar County expanding I-35 between I-410 and Windcrest. Engineers expect to finish the Bexar County portion of this project by 2027.
Eventually, the interstate will expand through Guadalupe and Comal counties.
The money will also fund expansion of FM-1516 in Converse, from I-10 to Judson High School. Workers will add a travel lane in each direction and improve drainage.
"It's really busy compared to the past," said Navnith Prasad, who lives along the road. "Extra lanes, I think, would help for daily commuters."
Texas aims to spend $85 billion in the next decade on roads and bridges through its Unified Transportation Program. TxDOT's plan does not include cash for mass transit, though the department recently asked the federal government to pay for passenger rail expansion around San Antonio.
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