When people tell you that traffic jam help is on the way, they usually mean in a few yars, when whatever construction project that is being built will finally be finished. But this is, thankfully, not the case with the new 281 Super Street Project.
The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) has announced plans to build a new Super Street to help alleviate traffic jams on US281. What is a Super Street, you ask? It's a series of U-Turn lanes that will help drivers get on and off of 281 without disrupting the flow of traffic in the main lanes. This means less stop-and-go and standstills, more actual traveling.
You can view the full environmental impact statement online and read up about the entire project at the website 411on281.com. Just a quick warning - some of the links open up a .pdf file, and the environmental impact statement alone is 255mb, but well worth the read if you travel 281 often.