(SAN ANTONIO) – A new project aimed at improving connectivity and mobility on and around the rapidly-growing Brooks campus is underway. Dignitaries and stakeholders from the City of San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements (TCI), District 3 City Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, and Brooks gathered today to break ground on the extension of Lyster Road.

“This project was made possible by the citizens in District 3 and throughout the City of San Antonio,” said Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran. “The support of entities like Brooks and their tenants helps me do my job of securing funding for projects like this that enhance and connect our community and help build a better future for our residents.”

A voter-approved 2017 Bond initiative, the project will extend Lyster Road from Aviation Landing to South New Braunfels. In addition to the extension, road improvements will include: two lanes in both directions with a center turn lane, sidewalks, bike lanes, drainage improvements, as well as landscape features with more than 160 trees.

“We are delighted to improve connectivity in our community,” said Brooks President and CEO Leo Gomez. “This area of our campus is where many major employers have opened or are in the process of developing, so the direct connection to South New Braunfels will make it even easier for those filling the jobs we are bringing here to get to and from work every day.”

The mixed-use community has seen a spike in development on and around Lyster Road over the past several years. Nissei Plastic Machinery America’s 115,000-sq. ft. production facility opened in May 2018 and construction on a 350,000-sq. ft. light industrial facility is currently ongoing. The world’s largest sous-vide plant – which will be operated by Cuisine Solutions – is also currently under construction adjacent to Lyster Road off of Aviation Landing.
J3 Construction Company, LLC is the general contractor for the Lyster Road project. Construction is anticipated to be completed in early-2021.