July 16, 2014



Center City
Development and Operations Department
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  San Antonio, TX 78283  

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Downtown Grocery Store

Project Update


San Antonio Downtown Skyline 


On December 5, 2013 City Council approved a Development  Agreement with HEB for expansion of their corporate headquarters that includes the construction of a 10,000 square foot grocery store and the closure of Main Avenue.  The purpose of this newsletter is to provide to you updates on the project.
The overall project has been divided into 6 phases over the next 18 months:
  • Phase I - Traffic improvements in the King William Neighborhood. COMPLETED    
  • Phase II - Traffic signal improvements.  Mobilization work has begun.  Work to install the traffic signal poles began on June 25th.  Estimated completion in August 2014.
  • Phase III - Bike / pedestrian path improvements to include Commander's House improvements.  The request for two variances related to curb cut widths and landscaping buffers were approved by the Board of Adjustment on May 19th.  HDRC provided final approval on June 18, 2014.  Work on the entrance at Whitley is estimated to commence in mid-July.  Estimated completion in September 2014.
  • Phase IV - Dwyer and Whitley improvements (additional signals to be added).  The work for the signal at Whitley will begin as part of the work described in Phase II.  Work is expected to also begin at the new intersection of Cesar Chavez and Dwyer by the middle of July.
  • Phase V -   Closure of Main.  To be closed upon completion of above mentioned improvements and opening of S. Alamo.  Estimated closure in September / October 2014.
  • Phase VI - Building the grocery store.  Construction is estimated to begin in early 2015 and complete in Summer 2015.  If HEB can start in Fall 2014, however, construction will begin sooner.  


May 12 - July 31, 2014

S. Alamo from Probandt to Guenther (24 hour operations)

S. Alamo drainage project has moved to 24-hour operations on S. Alamo between Probandt and Guenther.  This schedule change will last through the end of July.  The project completion date has been revised to October 2014.  Two alternating lanes will be open starting in August.  For more information on the project, see below or click here.

June 17 - August 31, 2014

Arsenal and S. Flores intersection, progressing north to Cesar Chavez and Flores

Monday - Friday from 7 am - 6 pm

Contractor is working on Phase II traffic signal improvements.  


June 30 - August 31

Activities will include placement of signal pole foundations, and controller foundations. Sidewalks will be closed while pole foundations are being drilled, however, contractor will have a flagman to allow for pedestrian access as necessary.  



Look Ahead:

Beginning July 14th

Crews will continue to work on overhead activities such as standing traffic poles, installing signal heads and running communication and detection hardware.  

  • Start standing poles for Flores & Arsenal - Flores & Chavez (4 day timeline).  Work will involve lane closures to wire signal heads.

Traffic will be managed with a combination of advanced warning signs, daily lane closures, uniformed off-duty officers and flagmen.  A single lane of traffic in each direction will be kept open at all times.   


Download construction map here


Beginning Thursday, July 17th from 9 am to 3 pm, AT&T will work on relocating infrastructure on Arsenal between S. Flores & Washington. Work will be completed Monday - Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be minimal lane closures on W. Sheridan, S. Main Ave, City St, and E. Arsenal.   The majority of the work is aerial work. The only digging that will take place is at S. Flores and Sheridan where a new box will be installed.  The contractor will initially place the new cable and anticipates completing work in approximately 3 weeks. After placing the new cable it should take another 2-3 weeks to splice. The next phase of work is to remove the old cable and will take approximately 2 weeks.  Additional work will include the removal of the old poles. A schedule for this work will be provided as soon as it is finalized. 


Completed!  June 23 - July 7, 2014

Main Street Overlay

Sheridan Street Overlay

The City of San Antonio Transportation & Capital Improvements Department has completed the mill and overlay of the following:

  - Main Street from S. Alamo to Arsenal

  - Sheridan Street from Flores to City Street


Coming Soon! The striping and markings will occur at evening/night with no impact to traffic. The contractor will stripe a 7' parking lane, 5' bike lane, and 10' travel lane. 48 hour notice will be given to the adjacent residents before work begins.






The Pilot Residential Permit Parking Program (RPP) was approved by City Council on April 17, 2014.  The RPP is a 12 month pilot program for:  

Arsenal St. between S. Flores and San Antonio River

City St. between Arsenal and W. Sheridan  



After the pilot program is evaluated, a determination for expansion or discontinuation of the program will be made. 


Permit Pick Up

Residents within the pilot program area may purchase their permits Monday - Friday from 7:45 am - 4:30 pm at:


Parking Division

243 N. Center Street

(210) 207-8266


Enforcement for the program is ongoing.  Parking has been removed on the north side of Arsenal in anticipation of the installation of the bike lanes in September. 





The City of San Antonio's Transportation and Capital Improvements Department, in partnership with the Bexar County Department of Public Works and San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are working in a collaborative manner with San Antonio Water Systems, CPS Energy and AT&T to improve the street condition and drainage facilities along S. Alamo Street from Probandt Street to Pereida Street. The improvements will alleviate drainage issues along this corridor, improve roadway conditions, and provide enhanced pedestrian facilities. 


Construction began October 2012 and is estimated to be complete by October 2014.  Beginning in August 2014, there will be two alternating lanes open.    


For information on the project, including construction status, visit:   




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To view a complete list of Downtown Lane Closures, visit:



Thank you for your patience and cooperation during construction.  For more information on the project or related street closures, contact Cindy Martinez, Special Projects Manager, at 207-3372.


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