Hwy. 173: What does it cost?

We don’t know what it’s going to cost to fix Hwy 173 from Devine to Hondo, but we know it’s costing local residents plenty as stories keep pouring in to us in the news room and on our The Devine News facebook page.
“This is an $800 rim….$260 tire,” said one motorcyclist featured in a video on the shoulder of Hwy 173 taken by David Ehlinger, who stopped to help the driver. “It cracked the rim, blew the tire. It literally destroyed this rim….” the driver adds.
In our last update from TxDOT media representative Laura Lopez she stated that TxDot is planning to start “a study on the entire SH 173 corridor from US 90 to I-35” to create “a Prioritization plan.”
“After the needs and priorities of the corridor are identified, we will generate cost estimates for the potential improvements,” Lopez stated.
About the SA District…
The SA District plans and maintains the state transportation system in 12 counties including Medina County. Mario Jorge is the District Engineer and his office can be reached at 210-615-1110.
The address there is 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78229