Starting Monday, June 25, several downtown bus stops and routes will be moved as the City of San Antonio embarks on street improvement projects expected to take about two years in the city’s central business district.

Construction activity is expected to impact vehicle, pedestrian, and bus traffic along Commerce Street between North Santa Rosa Avenue and North St. Mary’s Street. Additional lane closures are planned for several downtown streets including Buena Vista Street, Dolorosa, and West César E. Chávez Boulevard between South Santa Rosa Avenue and South Frio Street.

Work to replace the Commerce Street bridge near San Pedro Creek – a Bexar County project – will begin on Monday. Then a “block-by-block” renovation of Commerce Street to improve both walkability and drivability is slated to begin this fall, according to Paul Berry, spokesman for the City’s Transportation and Capital Improvements department.

“When it’s done, it’s going to be awesome,” Berry said.

The map below shows locations of VIA Metropolitan Transit bus stops that will be affected by the change. Some stops have dropped routes, while others have added new ones. Hover over each bus stop to find routes that will be added to, or dropped from, each stop.

Service on these VIA bus routes will also be detoured during this time:

  • 17 IH-35 Express
  • 21 Kirby/Converse
  • 22 Hays Frequent
  • 24 East Houston Frequent
  • 25 East Commerce Frequent
  • 26 Martin Luther King
  • 70 Cesar Chavez
  • 75 West Commerce Frequent
  • 77 Martin
  • 93 IH-10 Crossroads/UTSA Express
  • 94 IH-10 Fiesta Texas Express
  • 100 Prímo

VIA provided the following maps to help riders understand route changes:

This map shows detoured bus routes due to downtown street improvements. Credit: VIA Metropolitan Transit
This map shows bus stops that will be closed because of construction on St. Mary’s at Commerce, and the subsequent route change. Credit: VIA Metropolitan Transit

Click here to download VIA’s notice of services changes booklet.

Click here to download VIA’s complete set of maps detailing downtown route detours.

More details about route changes and other impacts to downtown transportation during construction are available on the VIA website. Additionally, riders can call VIA’s customer service at (210) 362-2020 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information.

Emily Royall

Emily Royall is the Rivard Report's former data director.