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May 31st, 2010
City announces traffic cautions through June 5

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STAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (May 30-June 5) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

C.M. Allen Parkway: One lane at a time is closed from the Interstate-35 frontage road to Hopkins Street due to milling and overlay until the end of May. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Charles Austin Drive: Closed intermittently through June 5 from Hopkins Street to the railroad tracks due to high school graduation events. 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.

Cheatham Street: Open for through traffic for the next several weeks. Construction will continue on Haynes Drive from Riverside Drive to Cheatham Street and on Rio Vista Drive and McKinnon Street both from Haynes Drive to Cheatham Street to install storm sewer, water and wastewater services. Motorists need to be aware of various street closures until further notice. This is part of the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood improvement project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Comanche Street: Closed in segments from West Hutchison Street to West MLK Drive for construction of a new waterline. Traffic will be detoured to Fredericksburg Street, South Guadalupe Street, West Hutchinson Street, West Hopkins Street, West San Antonio Street, and West MLK Drive to avoid the area.  Construction will continue until further notice. 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 through August. The intersection of Bishop and Craddock will be closed during construction.  To turn left on Bishop, detour left on Allen Street. To turn right on Bishop, continue straight and follow the cones. Motorists should follow detour signs and watch for heavy construction equipment at Wonder World Drive, Bishop Street and the park road at the end of Franklin Drive. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Downtown Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements: Construction has begun on many of the handicap ramps throughout the downtown area. Lanes will be closed, but the streets will remain open. Scheduled for completion at the end of summer. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

East McCarty Lane: Construction of additional lanes continues outside existing pavement with completion scheduled for October or November. Motorists are advised to use Clovis R. Barker Road or Centerpoint Road to avoid the area.  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.

Haynes Street: Closed to through traffic in different sections from Riverside Drive to Cheatham Street for the installation of a new water line until the end of June. Motorists are advised to use C. M. Allen Parkway or Hopkins Street as possible detour routes. This is part of the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood improvement project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Ranch Road 12: Traffic in the 2400 block is rerouted to the new permanent intersection configuration of Ranch Road 12 and Wonder World Drive. Traffic controls and overhead illumination are being used at the new intersection to enhance roadway safety and reduce traffic speed. Expect delays. Construction will continue until further notice. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Sessom Drive: The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has begun resurfacing from University Drive to Academy Street. The project will include guardrail improvement, milling and overlay to create a smooth final surface with fresh striping. Final completion scheduled for early July. Call TxDOT’s public affairs department at (512) 832-7060.

Weatherford Street: One lane will be closed due to lane widening, curb and gutter improvements until the June. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Wonder World Drive at Hunter Road:
Now open to traffic. Traffic control barriers are still in place. Be aware of construction workers and heavy equipment. 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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