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July 1st, 2009
City opens Post Road with ribbon cutting

 

City officials cut the ceremonial ribbon on Post Road. Photo by Don Anders.

STAFF REPORT

Post Road was officially opened by the City of San Marcos with a ribbon cutting in front of Travis Elementary School on July 1. Mayor Susan Narvaiz, members of the city council and other officials cut the ribbon on the $9.5 million project, which is expected to improve mobility, safety, utility service and drainage.

In September 2006, work was started on Post Road to enlarge it to three lanes from Bert Brown Street to the San Marcos city limits. A continuous left turn lane was also added along Lime Kiln Road from Post Road to the city limits.

Construction also replaced water and wastewater lines, extended the Sink Creek wastewater interceptor to Lime Kiln Road, constructed water quality detention facilities and added storm 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.”

Bicycle lanes and sidewalks are other new additions to Post Road, going to and from apartment complexes to Texas State. The improvements were funded through certificates of obligation, revenue bonds and operating funds from the city’s Capital Improvements Program.

Baker-Aicklen & Associates designed the project, which was constructed by Texas Sterling of San Antonio. The city’s assistant director of public services/transportation, Sabas Avila, served as project manager.

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

One of the water quality and drainage stations installed along Sink Creek. Photo by Melissa Millecam.

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