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Monday, December 15, 2008

Here's Your Warning: Timber Path to Close

The downside of living in an area loaded with neighborhood on top of neighborhood for as far as the eye can see is that, if not properly planned for, you can create serious bottlenecks as people try to exit their particular 'hood and get to main lines of communication (roads). We have a few exits depending on the direction you need to go, but one of those, Timber Path, is often subject to flash floods and when the road is closed due to high water, it is a serious choke point.Now (and we knew it was coming sooner or later), Timber Path is going to close so they can build a bridge over the dry creek bed that floods. I'm sure given past construction projects, this won't be a quick fix.

Oh, the only other alternative for my trip to work (and about 10,000 other motorists every morning) is to get on Culebra at the Grissom/Culebra/Tezel intersection. Yea, it is also under construction. Good times.

What is your secret route for getting from The GNW to loop 410? Tell me about it.

7 comments:

AlanDP said...

I'm glad I have to go through there only once a month.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately there is no easy way out. I used to take Culebra>Westover Hills>151>410. Now I just take Culebra>410. If you were a true sadist, you could just take Via.

Albatross said...

I'm fortunate to be near enough to Bandera Road to use it. I know, it sounds crazy, but I think I'd rather deal with traffic on Bandera than on Culebra, all other things being equal.

Anonymous said...

Try Timberhill to Ingram behind the Mall if north bound on 410. Otherwise it's Westover Hills to 151 which is very fast to get downtown. Yea, faster than 5 lanes of I10 from the north!

Anon E. Mouse said...

Don't forget you can backtrack on Grissom Road to OLD GRISSOM Road, which then comes out at Culebra where Timber Path currently does (next to the Advanced Auto Store).

Not too bad with just a right turn if you're heading outbound toward Loop 410, but coming back, it would be a left turn across heavy traffic, so you would want to turn right and then left at the traffic light (Misty Trace) and either drive up Timber Trace or loop around and get back onto Grissom Road to return the more normal way.

Either way, it will be a major pain in the rears, like a long term flooding of that street. Of course when done, there won't be any more flood closures for that stretch of road.

Dave said...

Don't forget you can backtrack on Grissom Road to OLD GRISSOM Road, which then comes out at Culebra where Timber Path currently does (next to the Advanced Auto Store).

Brilliant! I guess I just assumed that Old Grissom wouldn't go through to Culebra.

Problem somewhat solved!

Anonymous said...

I completely forgot about old grissom road... good call!

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