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April 16th, 2010
San Marcos officials announce road projects

041610charlesaustinSTAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the next week (April 18-24) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

Charles Austin Drive: Railroad repair will take place on April 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs and use C.M. Allen Parkway, University Drive, Aquarena Springs Drive or Thorpe Lane to avoid the area. Also, the street will be closed from Hopkins Street to the railroad tracks, noon to 11 p.m. on April 21 due a Texas State event. Motorists are advised to use C.M. Allen Parkway, University Drive, Aquarena Springs Drive or Thorpe Street to avoid the area. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

C.M. Allen Parkway: Traffic will be constricted during the Just for Fun Parade on April 24 at 9 a.m. San Marcos police stop traffic at intersections, but the opposite lane of traffic will be open to motorists. The parade route begins at C.M. Allen Parkway near Playscape, goes left on Hopkins Street, right on Fredericksburg Street, and right on Hutchison Street, returning to C.M. Allen Parkway at Playscape. Call the San Marcos Public Library at (512) 393-8210.

East McCarty Lane: Contractor will begin staging and start construction at the end of April to begin construction of additional lanes. Minimal impact to traffic, as the initial project will be outside the existing pavement limits. McCarty Lane will remain in service during the project until the final connection to the new improvements is made around October or November. Traffic should watch for heavy equipment, slow vehicles, and stopped vehicles between Interstate-35 and Old Bastrop Highway. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Cheatham Street: Riverside Drive to McKinnon Street will be closed to through traffic for installation of a new wastewater line. Construction continues through the end of May. Motorists are advised to follow detour signs and use Haynes Street, Field Street, Sycamore Street or the Interstate-35 frontage road to avoid the area. This is part of the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood improvement project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Comanche Street: Now open. Testing, milling and overlay is scheduled for the week of April 26 and the street will be closed. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Ranch Road 12: Lane widths in the 2400 block will be reduced and shifted to allow construction of the next phase of Wonder World Drive in preparation for future tie-in to Ranch Road 12. There will be no shoulders. Drive carefully on narrow lanes and be aware of construction vehicles and workers in construction area. Traffic shift began on March 22 and construction will continue until further notice. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Haynes Street: Closed from Riverside Drive to Sycamore Street (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) for the installation and testing of a new wastewater line until the end of June. Motorists are advised to use Cheatham Street, C. M. Allen Parkway or Hopkins Street as possible detour routes. This is the beginning of the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood improvement project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Sessom Drive: Storm drainage and street improvements from University Drive to Academy Street will last until early summer. Motorists are advised to watch for lane closures and construction crews. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Craddock Avenue: Construction on the Craddock Avenue extension from Bishop Street to Wonder World Drive will continue until May 2010. Motorists should watch for heavy construction equipment at Wonder World Drive, Bishop Street and the park road at the end of Franklin Street. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Wonder World Drive: Now open to traffic at Hunter Road. Northbound motorist may make the right turn at Wonder World Drive. Large trucks should detour to Stagecoach Trail, although there is still some signage up detouring trucks to Stagecoach Trail. Sidewalk is closed on Hunter Road at construction entrance until further notice. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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