Texas State Highway Spur 53

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State Highway Spur 53 marker

State Highway Spur 53
UTSA Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by TxDOT
Length: 1.576 mi[1] (2.536 km)
Existed: 1980 – present
Major junctions
West end: Near southern entrance to UTSA
East end: I‑10 / US 87
Location
Counties: Bexar
Highway system
Spur 52 Spur 54

Spur 53 is a state highway spur in San Antonio, Texas.[1] It is known locally as UTSA Boulevard.

Route description[edit]

Spur 53 provides access from Interstate 10 to the southern side of the University of Texas at San Antonio. State maintenance begins along UTSA Boulevard at a point approximately 200 ft (61 m) west of the main southern entrance of UTSA at Edward Ximenes Avenue. The route travels east, passing the headquarters of Valero Energy Corporation, before the Spur 53 designation ends at Interstate 10 Exit #557. UTSA Boulevard continues to the east under local jurisdiction.[1][2]

History[edit]

A previous route known as Spur 53 was designated in 1939, connecting with US 81 in the town of West. This designation was canceled in 1953, when the mileage for that route was transferred to FM 2114.[1][3]

The current route was designated in 1980.[1] Currently, TxDOT has plans to increase capacity by doubling the number of lanes in each direction, adding a median, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes. Construction is set to begin in early 2015.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in San Antonio, Bexar County.

Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 UTSA Blvd. Western terminus and continuation; state maintenance ends
0.1 0.2 Edward Ximenes Ave. UTSA main southern entrance
0.3 0.5 James Bauerle Dr. UTSA entrance
0.6 1.0 Valero Way Entrance to Valero Energy Corporation headquarters
1.6 2.6 I‑10 / US 87 (McDermott Fwy.) – Downtown San Antonio Eastern terminus; state maintenance ends, continues as UTSA Blvd.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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