Pape-Dawson provided corridor planning, schematic development, PS&E, and environmental assessment for this new 7.6-mile, two-lane arterial section of SH 211 between FM 1957 and FM 471, providing a critical link for north-south connectivity in west Bexar County.
The roadway was originally planned in the 1980s, but a financial shortfall caused a major stall. The project funding was finally finalized nearly 20 years later via a pass-through financing agreement, but the original route was plagued with new obstacles and regulatory challenges.
Pape-Dawson led a multidisciplinary alternatives analysis to identify a new route that accommodated growth without disrupting the neighborhood that would have been split by the originally planned route. Through public meetings, input from the public and regulatory agencies was incorporated into the final design. The project team obtained desperately needed right of way, funding, agency permits, approvals, and ensured the project does not disturb the local ecology. Efficient drainage and innovative utility design protects travelers and adjacent residents from negative impacts and lays the groundwork for future growth.