Project Facts

Mission Reach Phase 1

Length: 1.25 miles (Lonestar Blvd. to confluence of San Antonio River with San Pedro Creek)

Ground Breaking on June 2, 2008

Estimated completion: Winter 2010/11

Total Contract: $25.2 million

Contractor: Laughlin-Thyssen

Contract includes:

  • 360,000 cubic yards of soil relocation
  • Construction of a pilot channel, eight boulder weir/grade control structures, two riffle structures and two embayment habitats
  • Restoration of approximately 34 acres of native riparian vegetation
  • Grass and wildflower seeding
  • Approximately 3,000 trees to be planted under a separate contract in 2012-13
  • Construction of a pedestrian trail along the entire 1.25 miles
  • Construction of two in-stream pedestrian footbridges (capable of carrying emergency equipment)
  • Installation of picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, drinking fountains and trail signage

Bexar County Visitor Tax Betterments elements include:

  • Enhanced pedestrian bridges, weirs and riffles
  • Additional trail at Lone Star Brewery
  • Upgraded trail surface
  • Under-bridge improvements for future art features
  • Additional aquatic plants
  • Art enhancements

Mission Reach Phase II

Length: 1 mile (confluence of San Antonio River with San Pedro Creek to Mission Road)

Ground Breaking on February 13, 2010

Total Contract: $22.7 million

Contractor: Zachry Construction Corp.

Contract includes:

  • 800,000 cubic yards of soil relocation
  • Construction of a pilot channel
  • Construction of six riffle structures and two embayment habitats
  • Restoration of approximately 40 acres of native riparian vegetation
  • Grass and wildflower seeding
  • Approximately 2,200 trees to be planted under a separate contract in 2013-14
  • Construction of pedestrian trail along the entire 1 mile
  • Construction of one in-stream pedestrian footbridge (capable of carrying emergency equipment)
  • Installation of picnic tables, benches, trash receptacles, drinking fountains, and trail signage

Bexar County Visitor Tax Betterments elements include:

  • Street connection at Theo Ave.
  • Additional trail on west bank from Theo Ave. to Mission Road
  • Additional pedestrian “fly over” bridge at Concepción Creek
  • Upgraded shade structure
  • Upgraded trail surface
  • Portal at Mission Concepción
  • Theo Ave. realignment

Mission Reach Phase III

Length: 5.75 miles (Mission Road to Mission Espada)

Ground Breaking on October 12, 2010

Total Contract: $99.3 million

Contractor: Zachry Construction Corp.

Contract includes:

  • Over 2 million cubic yards of soil relocation
  • Construction of a pilot channel
  • Construction of 14 riffle structures and ten acres of embayment habitats
  • Restoration of river remnants near Mission San Juan and Mission Espada
  • Restoration of approximately 260 acres of native riparian vegetation
  • Grasses and wildflower seeds
  • Approximately 16,000+ trees to be planted under a separate contract by 2015
  • Construction of pedestrian trail along the entire 5.5 miles
  • Construction of two in-stream pedestrian footbridges (capable of carrying emergency equipment)
  • Installation of picnic tables, benches, trash and recycling receptacles, drinking fountains, and trail signage

Bexar County Visitor Tax Betterment elements include:

  • Additional Overlook trail at Hot Wells
  • Enhancements to San Juan Diversion Structure
  • San Juan Diversion Pavilion
  • Upgraded pedestrian bridges
  • Enhanced low water crossings on Mission Parkway and Camino Coahuilteca
  • Street connection at Mission Road, Roosevelt Avenue, Southcross, VFW, Padre Park and City Park
  • Mission Portal/Connection at Missions San Jose, San Juan and Espada
  • Art enhancements
  • Additional trails along the historic Acequia
  • Additional trails near Davis Lake & Military Dr.
  • Overlook at Espada Park
  • Overlook at bottomland hardwood forest near Piedras Creek
  • Picnic area across from Historic Espada Dam
  • Upgrade of Mission Parkway Bridge
  • Enhanced access and connection at Bergs Mill
  • Restored Historic San Antonio River bridge at Ashley Road and river remnant