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The expansion project at a glance.

The $325 million transformation of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center will ensure that San Antonio will have the type of world-class convention facilities that can attract business and travelers to our city for decades to come. When the new facility is open, the oldest portion of the current convention center complex will be demolished and enable Hemisfair Park to realize its vision of creating a vibrant mixed-use area centered on a city park. Read more about the plans and benefits.

To create room for the transformation of the convention center, Market Street will be realigned parallel to Commerce Street, creating better connection to the East Side of San Antonio and direct access to I-37 from downtown.

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October, 2012 Design Begins

October 2012 through November 2013

May, 2013 Market Street Realignment Phase 1
  • Closure of the Commerce Contraflow Lane (April 29, 2013)
  • Widening of Frontage Road and South-Bound Entrance Ramp South of Chavez
  • Installation of Chilled Waterline (Chavez to Bowie)
  • Storm Drain Outfall Along Montana/Crossing Bowie (Intermittent Lane Closures) (5) Retaining Walls Along IH-37
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground, etc… )

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July, 2013 Market Street Realignment Phase 2
  • Installation of Chilled Waterline (Bowie to Montana)
  • Construct Temporary Exit Ramp (Close South-Bound Enterance Ramp, Detour Traffic to Bowie)
  • Demolition of Exit Ramp and Pedestrian Bridge (June/July)
  • Construct Exit Ramp
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground etc…)

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November, 2013 Main construction starts

November 2013

May, 2014 Market Street Realignment Phase 3
  • Storm Drain System
  • Roadway Work
  • Landscaping and Illumination
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground, etc…)

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December, 2015 Fall 2015 expansion completion

December 2015 – New construction completion

April, 2016 West Wing demo begins

April 2016 – West Wing demo begins 1st quarter 2016

July, 2016 Final demo and project completion

July 31, 2016

October, 2012 Design Begins

October 2012 through November 2013

May, 2013 Market Street Realignment Phase 1
  • Closure of the Commerce Contraflow Lane (April 29, 2013)
  • Widening of Frontage Road and South-Bound Entrance Ramp South of Chavez
  • Installation of Chilled Waterline (Chavez to Bowie)
  • Storm Drain Outfall Along Montana/Crossing Bowie (Intermittent Lane Closures) (5) Retaining Walls Along IH-37
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground, etc… )

read more »

July, 2013 Market Street Realignment Phase 2
  • Installation of Chilled Waterline (Bowie to Montana)
  • Construct Temporary Exit Ramp (Close South-Bound Enterance Ramp, Detour Traffic to Bowie)
  • Demolition of Exit Ramp and Pedestrian Bridge (June/July)
  • Construct Exit Ramp
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground etc…)

read more »

November, 2013 Main construction starts

November 2013

May, 2014 Market Street Realignment Phase 3
  • Storm Drain System
  • Roadway Work
  • Landscaping and Illumination
  • Utilities (AT&T, Chilled Waterline, CPS Gas, Time Warner, CPS Underground, etc…)

read more »

December, 2015 Fall 2015 expansion completion

December 2015 – New construction completion

April, 2016 West Wing demo begins

April 2016 – West Wing demo begins 1st quarter 2016

July, 2016 Final demo and project completion

July 31, 2016