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.
Next week, the Sundt-Davila Joint Venture Team will continue excavation of the retaining walls on the channel from Santa Rosa to Martin Street. Crews will also begin backfilling the walls at the tunnel inlet. Read more about progress on San Pedro Creek in our weekly update.
At today's State of the County Luncheon, Bexar County Judge Judge Nelson Wolff shared his thoughts on exciting things to come for our community, including the revitalization of San Pedro Creek:
“As we get closer to the Tricentennial, the most important part of river planning will be the restoration of San Pedro Creek…The revitalized creek will improve flood control, restore natural habitat, improve water quality, stimulate economic development, and celebrate San Antonio’s unique history and culture. Bexar County is transforming the creek into a world-class linear park that represents the culture and identity of our community.”
Please join us for the San Pedro Creek Arts & Culture Alliance Kick Off Meeting. The Alliance will collaborate on the development of cultural opportunities along the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
The San Antonio River Authority, working collaboratively with Bexar County and the City of San Antonio, is seeking exceptional emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches for its Pre-Qualified List of Artists for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. To learn more visit http://spcproject.org/arts-culture/.