The City of Helotes is working with Bexar County and 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.
TxDOT has agreed to design and construct the culvert improvements and construction funding has been programmed by TxDOT for August 2018 through September 2019. TxDOT expects that the project will be let for bidding in February 2019. The anticipated project start date is June 2019 and completion is expected within six months.