Welcome to the sixth survey as part of the 2017 Town Plan update! Thanks for all your feedback on the previous surveys. This survey focuses on NW Military Highway improvements. In 2016, the project was approved after significant input from the City and the basic parameters of the project have already been established. However, as part of the Town Plan we have an opportunity to gather your input and concerns and share them with TxDOT.
The purpose of this survey is to broaden public input on the topic and to provide greater awareness of the ideas and options for the future. This survey is not a referendum designed to poll all residents of the City; however if all residents respond that is fantastic!
The public hearing for this topic will be held by the Planning & Zoning Commission on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @ 6:30PM (at 900 Saddletree Court). Responses in this survey will be compiled for the Commission and included in their packet to review (minus name and address). In addition, all citizens are invited to complete the survey and/or attend the public hearing to publicly express their ideas. No final decisions on the update of the City's Town Plan will be made until all public hearings have been completed.

* 1. First and Last Name

* 2. What is your street address?

* 3. How did you find out about this survey?

* 4. In 2016 the City with TxDOT submitted a $6.5M grant request to the Alamo Area Municipal Planning Organization (AAMPO). On April 25, 2016 the Project was selected for funding with a construction and funding date slated for 2020. The construction and engineering will be overseen by TxDOT and funded through a combination of federal and state dollars. 

The improvement of NW Military within the City of Shavano Park is only one of three projects improving NW Military. The three projects are (ordered by date):

1. Fall 2018: Adding east to west turnabout at 1604 and NW Military.
2. Fall 2019: Improvements to NW Military north of 1604 for approximately 1 mile.
3. Fall 2020: Improvements to NW Military from Huebner to 1604 (the portion in the City).

TxDOT has completed a preliminary schematic for the roadway and is actively working on a 30% schematic, environmentals and utility coordination.

The improvement project will add a continuous two-way turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks to NW Military. All construction will take place within the existing right-of-way (electric pole to electric pole) - there will be no acquisition of additional right of way. A typical section of the roadway improvements are depicted below:

TxDOT has the following preliminary Public involvement schedule for 2018:
  • January: Round 1 of individualized meetings with property owners adjacent to NW Military
  • March: Public Information Meeting
  • July: Round 2 of individualized meetings with property owners adjacent to NW Military
  • August – September: Public Information Meeting
TxDOT has the following preliminary schedule for completion dates of major Engineering milestones:
  • November – December 2017: 30% schematic design & review period
  • April – May 2018: 60% schematic design & review period
  • September – October 2018: Final schematic design & review period
Although the City plans to be engaged in these projects, NW Military Highway is owned by the State and they have final say over the design and construction. Please tell us your concerns for the upcoming project, they will be communicated to TxDOT. You can choose more than one or add your own in the comment box.

* 5. Pond Hill Intersection

In connection with the NW Military Highway improvement project, TxDOT has currently considering two options for improving the safety and traffic flow at the Pond Hill and NW Military intersection. A third option, a roundabout, has a consensus between TxDOT and the City of being infeasible for the intersection. The first option is a signalized intersection, and the second is a restricted left turn intersection. The designs:

Signalized Intersection

Restricted Left Turn

While study of the intersection is still underway and no final determination has been made, City staff is not presently in favor of the restricted left turn lane. The primary reasons being it would prevent Huntington and Willow Wood residents from taking a left turn onto NW Military and such a configuration would prevent residents on Pond Hill to continue straight on Pond Hill through the NW Military Highway intersection..

Please provide any comments you may have regarding the TxDOT proposals on the Pond Hill - NW Military intersection.

* 6. The City has delivered the City Engineer's (KFW Engineering) recommendations for drainage improvements along NW Military to TxDOT but has yet to provide the data & calculations in the drainage model itself. The City will provide this once KFW Engineering submits its final report to Council this November.

TxDOT has not yet provided preliminary drainage design along NW Military.

The limited information on drainage design the City has so far is that the preliminary schematic designs show some areas of NW Military having storm water sewer systems rather than bar ditches as the roadway currently has.

Although TxDOT has assured the City that storm water runoff will not be worse with improvements to NW Military, what are your concerns about flooding and storm water drainage after construction is completed?