(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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