One question that comes up a lot is "Why would anyone pay to go from 78 to 10 when there are other roads already there?" FM 1518, which extends from FM78 to IH-10, will be expanded to 4 lanes in the near future. TXDOT had several Open Houses about this project in the fall (see below). When asked, TTC and John Crew stated that this project was taken into consideration but they still feel the toll road will bring in enough revenue to be feasible. However, when asked for data to support this claim Mr. Crew and the other consultants couldn't provide any and directed citizens to contact his attorney. With the absence of any proof, how could a toll road be profitable with at least 3 nearby options? How can a costly 2 lane road (which is the current plan for Cibolo Parkway) be a better option than a free 4 lane road?
Schertz Civic Center
1400 Schertz Parkway
Schertz, TX 78154
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TxDOT will conduct an open house for the proposed widening of FM 1518 from FM 78 to I-10 in Bexar County, Texas. The study team, including TxDOT staff, will be on hand to discuss the proposed project and answer questions.
The proposed project would:
The project would potentially require approximately 28 acres of new right of way (ROW).
Special accommodations: TxDOT makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The open house will be in English, if you have a special communication accommodation or need for an interpreter, a request can be made. If you have a disability and need assistance, special arrangements can also be made to accommodate most needs. Please call (210) 349-3273, five days prior to the Open House. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.
Written comments may be submitted either in person, or by mail to:
Attn: Environmental Project Manager
5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78228
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 Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
Comments must be received on or before Dec. 14, 2017 to be a part of the official open house record.
TxDOT San Antonio District
4615 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX