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United States : City Council approves $9.8 million contract for Quintana Rd. construction

Publish Date : 22-Aug-2019

The City Council unanimously approved a $9.8 million construction contract to SpawGlass Civil Construction for the Quintana Rd. improvement project, adjacent to Port San Antonio in Council District 5.

The work is to reconstruct Quintana Rd. along the East Kelly Port property and St. Philip's Colleges Southwest campus in order to make it safer and more accessible to students, residents and Port employees and customers.

This comes after seven years of planning and putting together a true collaborative effort between many different community stakeholders, said Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales, and it is important to note that the City of San Antonio will serve only in a management capacity for this project, she added.

Funding for the project comes from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, Port San Antonio, SAWS and CPS.

This is a game-changing development for the Port, for the Quintana neighborhood, for St. Phillips College and for all of the tenants and 13,000 people who work on the Port campus, said Gonzales.

The Ports growth as one of our regions leading economic engines is a team effort, said Port President and CEO Jim Perschbach. The upcoming project is a win-win that enhances the productivity of our campus and improves the surrounding areabenefitting thousands of residents who travel this important thoroughfare each day. We greatly appreciate the strong support of our neighbors in the Quintana community and our partnership with the City of San Antonio and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for making this essential new infrastructure a reality.

The project contractor is set to begin work in the coming weeks.

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