Planned improvements for a portion of Interstate 10 East took another step toward reality as the Texas Department of Transportation held its third public forum Thursday, July 9, on a proposed $68.7 million highway construction project.

Some three dozen area residents attended the informal two-hour TxDOT open house at True Vision Baptist Church, 2826 Ackerman Road in Kirby, viewing project schematics and questioning transportation officials and consultants on specifics.

TxDOT spells out plans for I-10 East construction project

By Richard Erickson, Contributing Writer : July 14, 2015

If approved and funded, the work would include six miles from Foster Road to Graytown Road on the city’s far East Side. “Basically, what we are doing is looking at I-10 East operational improvements to improve safety and mobility,” explained Mario Jorge, an engineer for TxDot’s San Antonio district.

Those improvements would include construction of a new I-10 overpass at Woodlake Parkway along with four new freeway ramps; conversion of the existing two-way frontage roads to one way; relocation of existing I-10 ramps at FM 1516, Loop 1604 and Foster and Graytown roads; and upgrading intersections and turnarounds at Foster Road, FM 1516 and Loop 1604. see the rest of this article at :