District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez helped to celebrate the end of construction for the Old Grissom Road project on Nov. 8. Improvements included a new box culvert crossing under Old Grissom Road to accommodate a future hike and bike path. Other improvements included the reconstruction of Old Grissom Road from Culebra Road to Grissom Road and new sidewalk from Culebra Road to allow access to the future hike and bike path.
“Having access to infrastructure that allows citizens to enjoy the outdoors in a safe way is vital to improve quality of life,” Lopez said in a news release. “Through the 2012 bond program I ensured our hike, bike and walk trails increased and connected communities. These improvements for a future hike and bike trail will connect neighborhoods near Grissom Road into the larger Howard W. Peak Greenway system at Cathedral Rock Park and Leon Creek making District 6 a connected and stronger community.”
The project was managed by city of San Antonioʼs Transportation and Capital Improvements Department. The design was created by Poznecki-Camarillo, Inc. and was constructed by E-Z Bel Construction. The budget for this project is $2 million from 2007 bond savings and the cityʼs Infrastructure Management Program (IMP). The Infrastructure Management Program is a five-year rolling program which focuses on the maintenance of San Antonioʼs Infrastructure. City leaders such as Lopez have said projects such as Old Grissom Road are vital to supporting the increase in population, residential and commercial development, and traffic on the Northwest Side.