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Project Overview

The US 281 North begins at the Loop 1604 interchange with four new direct connector ramps from the Loop 1604 freeway lanes to the US 281 freeway lanes as the roadway heads north for 8-miles to the Bexar/Comal County Line. Continuous frontage road lanes provide local access and connect to the freeway lanes with on and off ramps. The freeway lanes cross over major local streets on bridges. Auxiliary lanes are also included to transition merging lanes into the freeway lanes throughout the corridor. This proposed design features two main lanes in each direction with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes and transit lanes that connect to VIA’s Stone Oak Park & Ride facility near Stone Oak Parkway.

1Encino Rio

Encino Rio Intersection will now operate as a three-legged intersection controlled with traffic signals at the northbound frontage road and the southbound frontage road. A connection for the quarry traffic is aligned with the intersection to safely facilitate large trucks. Turnaround lanes with deceleration and acceleration lanes are also provided to reduce congestion within the intersection.

2Evans

Evans Road Intersection, one of the more congested locations along the corridor, features one through lane, one lane for through traffic or left turns, and a dedicated left turn lane in each direction between the frontage roads. Turnarounds are also provided to reduce turning traffic from the intersections. Signalized intersections are located at both frontage roads. Bicycles passing through the intersection will share the extra wide outside lanes along the frontage roads and along Evans Road. ADA compliant sidewalks provide connections to those along the frontage roads and along Evans Road.

3Via Park

VIA’s Stone Oak Park & Rideconnects to the US 281 HOV system through a dedicated elevated bridge over the southbound frontage road and the southbound main lanes. This connection allows van pools and busses to be able to arrive and depart on a timely basis providing reliability to the passengers.

4Stone Oak

Stone Oak Parkway/TPC Parkway Intersection is also one of the higher traveled intersections in the corridor. Similar to Evans Road, this intersection provides one through lane, one lane for through traffic or left turns, and a dedicated left turn lane in each direction between the frontage roads. Turnarounds are also provided to reduce turning traffic from the intersections. Left turn lanes have been increased in length along the inside left lane of Stone Oak Parkway and TPC Parkway approaching the frontage road intersections. Dedicated right turn lanes with added storage length are provided along the frontage roads as they near the intersections. Bicycles passing through the intersection will share the extra wide outside lanes along the frontage roads and along Stone Oak Parkway and TPC Parkway. ADA compliant sidewalks provide connections to those along the frontage roads and along Stone Oak Parkway and TPC Parkway.

5Transfer Zone

Transfer Zones for drivers entering or exiting the HOV Lane are located north of Marshall Road. Northbound drivers entering the main lanes at or before the Stone Oak Parkway/TPC Parkway can enter the HOV northbound lane at this location. Also drivers exiting the HOV lane at this location can exit to Bulverde Road and Borgfeld Drive. Southbound drivers entering the main lanes at or prior to the entrance ramp before Overlook Parkway will be able to enter the HOV southbound lane. Also drivers exiting the southbound HOV lane at this location can exit first to Stone Oak Parkway/TPC Parkway.

6Bulverde

Bulverde Road Intersection provides for a left turn lane and a through lane in the westbound direction and a through lane and an optional left turn-through lane eastbound between the frontage roads. Signalized intersections are provided at the frontage roads. Turnarounds are also provided to reduce turning traffic from the intersections. Dedicated right turn lanes with added storage length are provided along the frontage roads as they approach the intersections. Bicycles passing through the intersection will share the extra wide outside lanes along the frontage roads and along Bulverde Road. ADA compliant sidewalks provide connections to those along the frontage roads and along Bulverde Road.

7Borgfeld

Borgfeld Drive Intersection is controlled with signals at the frontage roads. One turnaround lane is provided on the south side with acceleration and deceleration lanes. Borgfeld Drive construction will connect to the recently reconstructed pavement near the crest of the hill. Eastbound under the bridge, two left turn lanes are provided. Westbound, one thorough lane and one optional left turn-through lane connect to the two lanes headed west on Borgfeld Drive. Bicycles passing through the intersection will share the extra wide outside lanes along the frontage roads and along Borgfeld Drive. ADA compliant sidewalks provide connections to those along the frontage roads and along Bulverde Road.