The City of Helotes is working with TxDOT to increase the size of the existing culvert near the intersection of Cedar Trail and Bandera Road. The goal of the project is to reduce flooding hazards near the intersection, particularly the elimination of flood waters that overtop Bandera Road during significant rain events.
TxDOT required the City of Helotes to complete a capacity study of the downstream channel that analyzed existing and proposed conditions. The Analysis was completed in November 2013 and was submitted to TxDOT for review and it is being used in the design process.
With the assistance of the City, TxDOT has agreed to construct the culvert improvements. The construction cost is approximately $1.96 million. The project start date is May 2019 and completion is expected within six months.