City and Union Pacific Partner to Revamp Rittiman Road Railroad Crossi

Published on June 20, 2024

Council District 2 Jalen Mckee-Rodriguez  

District 2 Launches Art Contest to Revitalize Murals Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SAN ANTONIO (June 20, 2024) – Today, the City and Union Pacific inked an agreement to begin revamping the railroad crossing at Rittiman Road and I-35. During today’s session, City Council approved a Reimbursement Agreement for Preliminary Engineering Services for the Rittiman Road Grade Separation Project. The much-anticipated revamp will help residents avoid spending too much time waiting for a train to pass. 

District 2 Councilmember Jalen McKee-Rodriguez issued the following statement: 

“District 2 has the highest number of railroad crossings in the city, and this specific project is a welcome sign that the city is one step closer to eliminating this railroad crossing. I want to thank Union Pacific for their collaboration on this effort. 

“Our next step will be to complete the project design and to identify opportunities to fund this roughly $55 million project. 

“It is an ambitious project, but we hope it will be a game changer for those living and working in the area, who often spend 45-50 minutes stuck waiting for the train to pass.”