SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — If you are one of the thousands of drivers who take I-10 in downtown San Antonio each weekday, you have likely noticed a metal beam that now rests in the highway at Frio Street.
The temporary plate is causing some slowdowns, but the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) put it there for a reason.
KSAT-12 reports the installation of the metal beam is needed as bridge joint replacement work is happening on the westbound side of I-10. The plate will reportedly remain there until that project is finished, which could be around early summer.
After the I-10 westbound bridge joint replacement is finished, work will begin on the eastbound side, which could last through mid-summer.
A similar project is slated for north and eastbound lanes of I-35 with a completion date of early 2025.
In the meantime, TxDOT is urging you to pay attention to warning signs, message boards, and social media posts that will appear in the area.