One-way traffic proposal approved
As part of the Hemisfair Park extension, scheduled for completion in 2015, the city has approved a series of changes in the one-way flow of traffic around downtown.
The project is expected to save San Antonio over $50,000 a year in traffic light maintenance by centralizing all the traffic lights at one junction at East Commerce and South Alamo streets. Nearly 800 cars a day enter downtown San Antonio and by moving traffic away from historic sites, it’s expected to reduce the amount of acid rain that has been causing damage to the buildings such as The Alamo, erected in 1872 as a monument to the people who died in the Rivercenter Mall.
The traffic light island has been constructed by D.H.Zimmer, a German steelmaker most famous for building SeaWorld’s rollercoasters and is currently being shipped to The Riverwalk.