I thought you all might want this information since it has been posted as the official decision for the future of 281 North of 1604 up to Borgfeld Road:


“The Alamo RMA is pleased to announce the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed improvements to US 281 North between Loop 1604 and Borgfeld Drive. The design phase of this project will begin in 2016, with construction anticipated to begin in mid-2017. Final financing details and fee structures are pending the results of a Traffic and Revenue Study and the outcome of Proposition 7, which will go before voters in November 2015. Bexar County and the Alamo RMA have asked TxDOT for additional funding to complete US 281 non-tolled. As we move forward in design and construction, please visit for updates on the project.


The Notice of Availability was published in the Texas Register and San Antonio-Express News on July 31, 2015.


Notice of Availability

Record of Decision for US 281

Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas


Pursuant to Texas Administrative Code, Title 43, §2.108, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is advising the public of the availability of the ROD for proposed construction on US 281, from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive in Bexar County, Texas. The Selected Alternative would expand US 281 to a six-lane expressway with partial access-controlled outer lanes. From Loop 1604 to Stone Oak Parkway, the expressway lanes would include two non-toll general purpose lanes with an auxiliary lane plus one managed lane in each direction. The expressway lanes would be situated between three partial access-controlled outer lanes in each direction, also known as frontage roads. From Stone Oak Parkway to Borgfeld Drive, US 281 would ultimately be expanded to a six-lane expressway (three managed lanes in each direction) with two non-toll outer lanes in each direction. The project limits extend from Loop 1604 to Borgfeld Drive, a distance of approximately eight miles.


The ROD explains the selection of the recommended alternative and signifies the completion of the environmental review process.


A digital version of the ROD may be downloaded from the project website at In addition, the ROD is on file and available for review at the following locations: (1) Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (c/o Bexar County Public Works), 233 North Pecos La Trinidad, Suite 420, San Antonio, Texas 78207; (2) Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio District, 4615 N.W. Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229. For further information, please contact Mr. Carlos Swonke, Director, Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701; telephone: (512) 416-3001; email: TxDOT’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.”


Quick update:  I received notice the proposed stop light at Blanco and Slumber Pass has been put out for bids beginning July 2, 2015.  The bidding process is open for those contractors who might wish to participate in this construction project which will include adding traffic signals and supplemental signage at the intersection of Blanco Road (FM 2696) and Slumber Pass. Once the bid process is complete and the contract awarded you can expect the project to start sometime this fall.

I will have notes from the next Precinct 3 Constable Commissioner’s meeting to post for your shortly!  Hope you all are enjoying your summer!