SH 16 at Loop 1604 Project
TxDOT is making improvements to the intersection of State Highway 16 and Loop 1604 in Bexar County to reduce congestion levels and improve the safety of drivers through this busy intersection.
Improvements include the following
- Replace the traditional intersection with a Displaced Left Turn (DLT)
- Include sidewalks and shared-use lanes in order to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists and allow access to the commercial centers in the surrounding area
- Improve turning movements between Hwy 16 and Loop 1604, decrease traffic congestion and improve safety
A DLT offers a new design that addresses congestion by allowing vehicles to travel more quickly through an intersection. It increases traffic flow by temporarily shifting traffic to the left side of the road, allowing through-traffic and left-turning traffic to proceed through the intersection simultaneously. This eliminates the need for left-turn arrows, which allows more flexibility in addressing current and future traffic volumes. Read the fact sheet and view the video to learn more.
Construction on the $6.6 million project is set to begin fall of 2017 and is expected to be complete in the fall of 2018. The contractor is Harper Brothers Construction, of Houston.