Today, March 14, 2016, is the deadline for the public and stakeholders to submit written comments to the Texas Department of Transportation's preliminary plans for "improving" the 7-mile stretch of SH 46 from Bulverde Road to FM 3159 (Smithson Valley Road) in southern Comal County. The preliminary plans follow an initial study performed by TxDOT and its consultants.
The greater SH 46/US Hwy. 281 vicinity is being considered for an ambitious transportation Project that may include expansion of SH 46 from two to six lanes in the area of the City of Bulverde and Smithson Valley High School. Also contemplated is construction of sidewalks and bicycle accommodations along the Project area and the insertion of raised concrete medians . These medians would largely prevent left hand turns on the stretch of SH 46, except at major intersections, which would be controlled by traffic lights.
Following the public meeting, TxDOT called for public comment to its plans -- all of which are still preliminary. Those comments may be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)