In March 2008, the City of Helotes Economic Development Corporation commissioned a traffic study through Pape-Dawson Engineers to recommend alternative intersection alignments for the area near F.M. 1560 and Circle A Trail. The City recognized that commuter delay and congestion in the morning and evening time periods was increasing, particularly with the creation of new housing developments along F.M. 1560 towards Culebra Rd.
In 2012, the City submitted the proposed realignment project to the San Antonio-Bexar County Metropolitan Planning Organization for funding, and, in March 2013, the City received notice that approximately $1.3 million had been awarded for the project. The current construction estimate for the project is $3.6 million. The City expects construction to begin in mid-summer 2017.