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The City of San Antonio recently began a major project on Frio Street to improve pedestrian connectivity between Commerce Street and Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.  The $5 million project will add bike lanes, wider sidewalks, a safer crosswalk for students and other traffic signal improvements.  Because the area is designated a cultural zone, there will also be additional streetscaping to promote foot traffic.

This project will affect the Downtown Campus community, as there will be a need to utilize alternate pedestrian and vehicle routes during the construction.  Campus entry and exit points will also be affected by the construction.  The following slides and brochure include some information provided by the city and depicts the pedestrian and vehicle transportation routes to use during the construction.  As this city project progresses over the next year, UTSA Facilities will provide updates to the routes and post additional information received from the city.  We will also disseminate this information through the university’s communication channels.

The city’s point of contact for this project is:

Fitzgeraldo G. Sanchez, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Transportation & Capital Improvements
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
Office: 210-207-3334 | Fax: 210-296-3334

Estimated Completion:  February 2018


October 13, 2017 – Pedestrian and Shuttle Service Routes from VIA bus stops to DTC

VIA bus detours, scheduled to begin on October 15, 2017, have temporarily relocated several bus stops from the Downtown Campus to other locations nearby.  To assist our campus community in safely navigating these areas, the attached map provides suggested pedestrian routes to and from the temporary bus stops located at Milam Park and at the S. Santa Rosa and W. Nueva intersection.

In addition, Campus Services will offer temporary shuttle service between the Downtown Campus and nearby alternate bus stops.  This route will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  Please refer to the attached shuttle service map.

UTSA Police will provide additional patrols around these temporary bus stops and the campus during this time.

For more information regarding the VIA bus detours, please visit their website at or attend the Town Hall on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria (1.328).

Pedestrian Routes to DTC from Temporary VIA Bus Stops

UTSA Shuttle Service Map

October 11, 2017 – Downtown Campus – Temporary VIA Bus Detours

Road improvements along Frio Street will affect VIA service in and around Centro Plaza beginning October 15, 2017.  VIA bus routes, 86926 and 86927, that stop at the UTSA Downtown Campus are expected to be rerouted for approximately two months.  To assist with the temporary changes, VIA will install A-frame message boards at the bus stops directly outside of the UTSA Downtown Campus.  To learn more about how these detours affect your bus commute to the Downtown Campus, please reference the attached VIA quick reference sheets or visit VIA online at

VIA17_Frio St. Detours_Route Transfer Guide

VIA17_Frio St. Detours Where to Board Sheet

October 5, 2017 – S. Frio St. and W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. intersection closed beginning October 15, 2017

The City of San Antonio will close the intersection at S. Frio St. and W. César E. Chávez Blvd. beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The closure is part of the city’s ongoing project to improve vehicle and pedestrian routes in the area and scheduled to last three weeks. The city will post message boards seven days prior to construction to inform the public. The attached map shows detour routes and the locations of posted signage. If you have questions about the project, please contact Richard Casiano, Capital Projects Officer, at 210-207-8218 or

Frio Cesar Chavez Intersection Closure

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