Beginning Sept. 8 through Nov. 19, a section of Floyd Curl Drive at the intersection of Wurzbach Road will close for construction. This partial road closure impacts vehicular and pedestrian traffic to multiple UT Health San Antonio buildings and services.*
The partial road closure will impact traffic patterns to the South Texas Medical Center and multiple UT Health San Antonio locations including the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC), the Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COHCR), the Mays Cancer Center (MCC) as well as other buildings and services along the one-block closure of Floyd Curl Drive. Thousands of cars pass daily through the intersection of Floyd Curl Drive and Wurzbach Road as it’s a main thoroughfare to the medical hub of the city.
A map of the partial road closure along with driving directions can be found at http://uthealthsa.org/construction. A robust communication plan to help inform all UT Health San Antonio patients and visitors will launch one month prior to the road closure.
Given the volume of traffic, delays are likely to occur at peak travel times once construction begins. Please plan on additional travel time for your commute. We can also expect possible delays for patients traveling to their appointments.
Access to Mays Cancer Center during construction
Once construction begins, Garage C and Lots 19, 19A, 20 and 21 on the Greehey Campus, will only be accessible via the Mays Cancer Center entrance at Wurzbach Road. The parking gates will be up for these parking locations and parking will be free for the duration of the construction — anticipated from 6 p.m. on Sept. 8 to Nov. 9. These dates could vary several weeks after the start date and/or before the end date.
Bridging Excellence: Empowering Health, Inspiring Hope
The road closure is necessary as UT Health San Antonio will be constructing on site and installing a skybridge connecting the Mays Cancer Center and the UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital. The bridge, weighing 360,800 pounds or 180 tons, will be built on site in seven sections over three months. Once complete, the bridge will be the approximate length of 1.4 football fields, or about two city blocks (446 feet long). It will be approximately 28 feet from Floyd Curl Drive to the underside of the bridge, or about the height of San Antonio Spurs basketball player Victor Wembanyama mulitplied by four. The bridge also provides high-tech integration capabilities to include the ability to transfer data from one building to the other, as well as a tube system (like what you see at a bank) to deliver lab samples securely, safely and quickly between the hospital and the cancer center.
This state-of-the-art structure is a significant milestone as we move toward the opening of the new hospital, allowing for the expansion of services and expert care while creating an efficient and integrated environment for patients and their families.
*Buildings and services impacted
Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) | UT Health Physicians
Center for Oral Health Care & Research (COCHR) | UT Dentistry
Mays Cancer Center (MCC)
Biggs Institute (located in McDermott Building)
Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI)
Research Administration Building (RAB)
School of Public Health
South Texas Research Facility (STRF)