12/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/12/2019 15:01
CONTACT: Stephanie Guerra, 210-207-7008
SAN ANTONIO (December 11, 2019) - This week the offices of Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and Transportation and Capital Improvements Department held a Community Input Meeting to discuss the updates to funding and the proposed design on the Mission Road Bond Project that will affect the two mile area from the San Antonio River to SE Military Drive.
'Initially, the bond program allocated $2 million for this project for streetscape improvements such as lighting and trail enhancements. During our first meeting, we heard from our residents and their concerns regarding connectivity and safety along Mission Road. I'm happy to report that my office was able to identify additional funding in the amount of $3.7 million. Working with the World Heritage Office, the Mission Drive In TIRZ, the Aviation Department, and utilizing the 2017 Signage and Wayfinding Bond, we now have a total of $5.7 million which allows for sidewalks and the creation of a 10' multi-use path with connection to the Stinson Hike and Bike Trail that can be utilized by cyclists, pedestrians and cars safely and all at once,' said Councilwoman Viagran.
This section of Mission Road is part of the World Heritage Trail, the designated vehicular route that connects residents and visitors to the San Antonio missions. Along this section of Mission Road, motorists and pedestrians can find some of the Southside's important cultural assets, including: Stinson Municipal Airport, the Women in Aviation public art installation, the newly opened Stinson Hike & Bike Trail, Mission San Juan, as well as the San Antonio River.