ARMA West Military Drive Reconstruction

Heavy Traffic and Failing Pavement Brought the Need for Reconstruction of West Military Drive

Project Purpose

The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (ARMA) selected KFA to design the reconstruction of a portion of West Military Drive. West Military Drive is located at the edge of the city limits of San Antonio and is a primary collector for the Westcreek Neighborhood. The roadway had been experiencing high traffic volumes on the two-lane roadway as well as experiencing pavement failures due to age and the heavy traffic.

Project Approach

KFA is preparing a roadway design for the reconstruction of Military Drive. KFA evaluated using multiple roundabouts as potential solutions at the intersections of Westcreek Oaks, Saxonhill, and Kingsbridge to alleviate delays from the significant turning movements at the intersections; however, due to public feedback, the client decided to use conventional intersections. KFA also evaluated the limited roadway drainage network and proposed potential improvements to reduce localized flooding and update them to meet Atlas 14. One of the key focuses of the project will be to maintain traffic during construction. West Military Drive is the only access road for approximately 100 private residences and carries significant school bus traffic from the three nearby schools. The existing lanes are not wide enough to handle two-way traffic so KFA evaluated using temporary pavement and various detour plans to complete the project in the most efficient/cost effective manner possible.

Project Results

KFA is in the process of finalizing the design. Final plans are estimated to be delivered to the client November 2020. KFA will continue to assist ARMA with bid and construction phases services. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2022.