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NW Military Highway Project Information Page

NOTICE - The following road intersections with NW Military will be closed 7AM - 5PM  EVERY DAY until further notice:
NW Military @ Shavano Dr.  AND NW Military @ Bent Oak

This page will serve as a single stop to get the latest information, updates and answers regarding the Summer 2021 NW Military Highway Improvement project being accomplished with Federal and State funds. This webpage will be regularly updated, so bookmark it in your web browser for quick access. You can also follow the City on Facebook, Twitter, or see our updates in the Shavano Park Nextdoor community.

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What does this project accomplish?

When does this Project Start? When will it end?

Will there be Right-of-Way acquisition by the State?

How much does this project cost?

What will lane closures look like during construction?

What will the speed limit be during construction?

Will I have to move my mailbox or fence if it is near the highway?

How do I get my mail during construction?

How will I access my home during construction?

How will I receive trash and recycling services during construction?

How many trees will be removed? Will there be re-plantings?

I hear that a lot of trees will need to be removed in the TxDOT right-of-way. The Shavano Park Planning and Zoning Commission’s concept that was presented to TxDOT asked that the sidewalk meander through the right-of-way in order to save more trees. Why did TxDOT not follow the City’s initial design request?

If the road was only going to be widened and only a bike lane added, what is the typical “no tree clear zone” from the curb or the edge of the pavement where trees would be removed?

Will the storm water drain pipes be predominately located over the bike lane or the sidewalk?  If the answer is the sidewalk, then the trees would have to be removed to emplace the storm water drain pipes, whether there was a sidewalk or not…

If there is a tree right next to the sidewalk (let’s say one foot), will that tree need to be removed?

Who do I contact if I have problems or concerns with the construction?

Who do I contact if I have problems with my water service?

What days and times will construction work take place?

How can I stay up to date with the project?

If runoff flows onto the Elm Spring roadway, what length of NW Military Highway will that rainwater be from?  Which direction will the drainage culverts be pitched?

If runoff flows onto Elm Spring Lane, what plans are being made to mitigate the impact of the additional storm water?

Given the widening of the road by approximately 14 feet, 10 inches on both the east and west side of the current road (creating a total cross-section width of 79 ft,  8 inches feet of impervious cover, which includes the new curb and sidewalks); how is it that the amount of storm water collected will remain the same?

I see there is a plan to extend the median from Loop 1604 south to Wagon Trail.  Why is the median required from Pond Hill Road to Wagon Trail?