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Proposed roundabout to ease congestion on north side of UTSA Main Campus

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(May 4, 2011)--Construction of a roundabout is planned at the intersection of John Peace Boulevard and Margaret Tobin Avenue on the north side of the UTSA Main Campus. The roundabout will ease traffic congestion at the busy intersection.

Construction of the roundabout would begin in late spring 2013, subject to funding availability, with planned completion before the start of the fall 2013 semester. The project will result in the removal of a segment of John Peace Boulevard from the intersection with Margaret Tobin Avenue to the southern entrance of parking lot 3.

The roundabout would be similar to the one at the intersection of George Brackenridge Avenue and Sam Barshop Boulevard on the southwest side of the UTSA Main Campus. Vehicles entering the roundabout yield to vehicles already in the circle. The advantages of roundabouts over conventional intersections are increased safety and less congestion.

A related road project that will tie into the proposed roundabout is a segment of a new campus loop road to be constructed as part of the East Parking Garage project. To realize the goal of the UTSA Campus Master Plan to reduce vehicular traffic in the pedestrian core of the Main Campus, the master plan provides for a new road alignment to tie together campus roadways to form a loop road around the campus.

One segment of the loop road planned for the east side of the Main Campus and connecting Margaret Tobin Avenue to James Bauerle Boulevard on the north will be part of the East Parking Garage project. This segment will provide access to the east garage, parking lots 3 and 4, the Main Building and the Business Building. It would allow for the eventual removal of John Peace Boulevard to make way for a collegiate-style quadrangle indicated in the master plan.

During construction of the roundabout, the segment of the campus loop road will provide full access to the east garage, parking lots 3 and 4, the Main Building and the Business Building.

For more information, contact Facilities Planning and Development at 210-458-4933.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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