1) The first activity is telecommunication relocations. Existing utilities that are hanging from the bridges must be relocated under the creek through tunneling activities known as horizontal directional drills (HDD).
2) Once telecommunications relocations are completed, then demolition of the existing bridges and installation of SAWS utilities will occur.
3) After San Antonio Water System (SAWS) utilities are installed, then the construction of the drilled shaft piers for the new bridge foundation will be begin.
4) Then the CPS gas and electric utilities will be installed.
5) The last activity is the completion of the remaining structural components of the bridge including the bridge deck and railings.
1) The first activity is to perform wall stabilization for the existing walls.
2) The SAWS utilities will then be relocated outside the limits of the improved channel.
3) Drilled shaft piers for the new channel walls will then be constructed.
4) Then the channel improvements will be made and the remaining structural components, including the walkways, will be constructed.
5) The last activity will be to install landscaping, irrigation, wayfinding and the cultural and historical artistic treatments.
Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority, in coordination with the City of San Antonio, are partnering to transform San Pedro Creek to reflect its place in our cultural history, improve its function in flood control, revitalize natural habitat and water quality, and catalyze economic development.
The project will start at the tunnel inlet near Fox Tech High School and wind through the western side of downtown to the creek’s confluence with the Alazan and Apache Creeks. The project includes 4 miles of trails and 11 acres of landscaped area and will remove 30 acres and 38 adjacent structures from the 100-year flood plain.
Construction on Phase 1 of the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project is now underway. To accommodate the project’s underground utility work that is currently taking place, please be aware of possible lane closures and road detours if traveling downtown near the construction area
San Pedro Creek is transforming from a concrete-lined drainage ditch into a natural creek habitat and world-class linear park. Click the link below to find out how you can enter to win a 2017 San Pedro Creek Fiesta Medal. Enter by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. ¡Viva Fiesta! http://gvwy.io/kplxuvo
The Sundt-Davila Joint Venture construction team continues concrete pours for the planters, channel walls and fountain feature at the San Pedro Creek tunnel inlet.
For more construction updates and information on Fiesta street closures, read our weekly update.
For thousands of years, small bands of human beings have been visiting this place where the rich black-dirt prairies of the Eastern Plains nestle in the shadow of the broken limestone walls of the Balcones Escarpment.