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.
Follow the project's progress on Twitter & Instagram @sanpedrocreek.
Nationally-acclaimed artist, Alex Rubio, serves as the Artist-in-Residence for Blue Star Contemporary's MOSAIC Student Artist Program, where he mentors area high school youth in studio art techniques, public art commissions and early exhibition experience. Rubio will lend his signature curvilinear brush strokes, brilliant hues, and high contrast elements to capture the theme of water in a tile mural on the east bank of San Pedro Creek.
The Downtown SATX Urban Spaces Tour showcases some of the city’s most unique spaces by giving participants a sneak peek in the way which Downtowners work, live and play. San Pedro Creek will be a featured destination along the walking tour - so grab your tickets today and we'll see you there!
"The San Pedro Creek Improvements Project is channeling a new vision for San Antonio mixed with pieces of the past...once it's finished, 2.2 miles with eight different themes of art work and design won't only tell the story of the people of San Antonio, but it'll make the city a safer place every time it rains." - via Spectrum News San Antonio
The Sundt Construction, Inc.-Davila Joint Venture team will begin installing irrigation infrastructure between the tunnel inlet and the Santa Rosa Street Bridge. Crews will continue forming and pouring concrete for footings and walls along the project limits.
Adriana Garcia is well known in the San Antonio, Texas arts community. We got a behind-the-scenes look at her mural that will appear in tile along San Pedro Creek, and will explore the spirit of San Antonio's blended cultures. In the mythic narrative of San Pedro Creek, this quality is expressed as De Todos Caminos Somos Todos Uno – From All Roads, We Are One.
We're honored to be featured during the upcoming Urban Spaces Tour as Downtown SATX illuminates the catalytic development and momentum taking place in the heart of the Alamo City. Grab your tickets in the link below.
An evening showcase illuminating the catalytic development and momentum taking place on Historic Houston Street in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. Tour guests will enjoy food and beverage samples along the way and hear first hand from the developers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of