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July 1st, 2009
City dedicates Post Road project

PHOTO by DON ANDERS

City officials, including Mayor Susan Narvaiz, and city council members John Thomaides, Pam Couch and Kim Porterfield, former Mayor David Chiu, and City Manager Rick Menchaca cut the ribbon to ceremoniously open the $9.5 million Post Road project.

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The City of San Marcos officially opened Post Road Wednesday at a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of Travis Elementary School.

Mayor Susan Narvaiz, members of the City Council and other officials cut the ribbon to open the $9.5 million project that has improved mobility and safety, utility service and drainage along a busy thoroughfare.

Begun in September 2006, the project widened Post Road from two to three lanes from Bert Brown Street to the city limits. The project added a continuous left-turn lane along Lime Kiln Road from Post Road to the city limits.

In addition, the construction replaced water and wastewater lines, extended the Sink Creek wastewater interceptor to Lime Kiln Road, constructed water quality detention facilities and added storm water drainage.

“This project means a great deal to our community, the residents, the students, teachers and parents of Travis Elementary School and people living outside the city along Lime Kiln Road,” Narvaiz said. “We have increased road and utility capacity, reduced congestion, improved drainage, and most important — improved safety along this busy thoroughfare.”

Newly added bicycle lanes as well as sidewalks provide mobility and access for bike riders and pedestrians going to and from apartment complexes along Post Road to Texas State University.

The improvements were funded by certificates of obligation, revenue bonds and operating funds from the city’s Capital Improvements Program.

Designed by Baker-Aicklen & Associates, the project was constructed by Texas Sterling of San Antonio. Sabas Avila, Assistant Director of Public Services/ Transportation, served as project manager.

The Sink Creek interceptor project was bid as part of the Post Road improvement project. Future phases of this project will enable the city to reroute flow from undersized mains and abandon two lift stations in the North LBJ area.

— FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAM

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One thought on “City dedicates Post Road project

  1. Road has been open for a good while. I noticed last week that the bike lane is already full of trash & gravel – unless they cleaned it out for the dedication ceremony.

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