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Alamo Heights Asks Residents To Green Light $13.3M For Austin Highway, Lower Broadway Improvements

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The City of Alamo Heights is also asking voters to approve a nearly $13.3 million bond for street flooding and storm water improvements on Austin Highway and Lower Broadway.

The project — a collaboration between the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Texas Department of Transportation, the San Antonio River Authority and the City of Alamo Heights — is expected to cost a total upwards of $31.6 million.

If approved, the bond would include a new underground box culvert and upgraded curb inlets; the replacement of sewer and water lines; and surface improvements from new pavement, wider sidewalks and bike lanes to traffic signals and landscaping that incorporates Low Impact Development features.

How would this project benefit the community? Does it increase taxes? What is the timeline for completion?

What is the level of need for these improvements? What happens if residents don't approve the bond?

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*This interview was recorded on Tuesday, October 20.

Kathleen Creedon can be reached at kathleen@tpr.org or on Twitter at @Kath_Creedon