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Gridlock Gripes: What's The Best Fix For Traffic on Bandera Road?

Jan Ross Piedad | Texas Public Radio
The Bandera Road corridor in Leon Valley, Texas may soon undergo construction to ease traffic congestion.

Bandera Road on the city's Northwest side is the seventh most-congested corridorin Bexar County and one of the top 100 worst in the state, according to TXDot. 

Credit Courtesy City of Leon Valley
Suggested renderings from the UTSA Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research for Bandera Road

Delays and bottleneck traffic are a typical experience for commuters traveling between Loop 410 and 1604.  

A proposal involving an elevated highway to relieve congestion has caused concern over property valuesand the lasting impact on local businesses in the city of Leon Valley. But is a tree-lined boulevard a more viable alternative?

What does the community want to see in solutions for Bandera Road and future developments in the San Antonio area?
What's the best way to balance convenient transportation and responsible growth?

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.