ABOUT THE PARKWAY
The Cibolo Parkway
The Cibolo Parkway project will increase mobility and safety and help address traffic demands and congestion in Cibolo. The project is dedicated to build a north-south roadway in the area, through an innovative public/private partnership delivery, without local taxes to fund the project.
The Cibolo Parkway Toll
The Cibolo Parkway will connect FM 1103 to I-10 and become the first true north-south connection in Cibolo between I-35 and I-10.
Currently, Phase I of the project is underway, which includes the project feasibility study with an expected completion date of 2018. Phase II will follow, which will include the design and construction of the project.
Address mobility concerns and provide first true north-south route between I-35 and I-10
With concerns of Cibolo residents from both the 2006 and 2016 Comprehensive Master Plans calling for a true north-south connection from I-35 to I-10, the project will address this by connecting FM 1103 improvements southbound to I-10. This will create a direct link between these two major interstates.
Provide immediate funding source for traffic improvements
With Cibolo experiencing a major population increase, the need for building improved mobility options is vital and immediate. Understanding that upgrading roadways takes years, and getting additional funding from TxDOT could take decades, City leaders looked to find a real solution through the Cibolo Parkway project.
Improve emergency vehicle response times south of FM 78
North-south access within Cibolo would be substantially improved for emergency vehicles and school buses. Currently, an average of 30 to 32 cargo trains use the Union Pacific Railroad through Cibolo, blocking north-to-south access for school buses, fire and police vehicles, and EMS for up to seven minutes at a time.
Encourage residential and commercial development south of FM 78
With ongoing growth in San Antonio area counties, Cibolo has been in the forefront of that population boom. The Cibolo Parkway project would encourage residential and commercial development in southern Cibolo would mean increased city and school district tax base.
Keeping the community involved
Public engagement is essential in delivering a successful project for Cibolo residents. Efforts will include public meetings, presentations and public information provided during the feasibility study and throughout design and construction. The project website will be just one of the many avenues used to communicate and provide updated information to local residents.
How to get in contact with the project
For general project information and inquiries, you can visit our “contact us” page and a representative will get back with you shortly.
October 15, 2018
Approximately a year ago, at the request of the City of Cibolo, the Cibolo Turnpike LP provided portions of a very preliminary environmental report on the project from aci consulting. This preliminary report reflected work that had been done up to that point and contained placeholders in sections where future findings would be inserted once the environmental consultant completed onsite inspections of the actual properties in the right of way. The preliminary report is what is known as a desktop review and represents the first phase of a multiple phase process. This review helps identify any obvious environmental issues, and is the first environmental checkpoint before proceeding further.
In order to complete an environmental assessment the next phase of the process has to be conducted, which is an onsite inspection of the actual properties in the right of way. This requires written permission from the land owners in the right of way, which is known as a Right of Entry letter. CobbFendley, the right of way firm tasked with obtaining these Rights of Entry (ROE) letters, mailed them out to the effected property owners in September 2018 and is in process of gathering the executed ROEs. Once collected, the environmental consultants will begin their onsite inspections, collecting the balance of the information needed in order to produce the final Environmental Assessment report. Once completed, a copy will be provided to the City.
In addition, upon completion the final Environmental Assessment report will be available on the project website, ciboloparkway.org, and notifications will be sent out via e-mail blast and social media. Links to register for e-mail notification and links to social media are available on the project website.
Click here to download the presentation from the Jan. 30 public meeting.