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June 14th, 2010
City announces traffic projects

061410trafficSTAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (June 13-June 19) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

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 to through traffic 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. Access to Purgatory Creek will be limited at the Craddock Avenue intersection due to asphault overlay. 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: Both lanes will be closed in each direction from the Interstate-35 frontage road to Old Bastrop Highway Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for utility construction that was delayed due to weather. Motorists are advised to use Clovis R. Barker Road or Centerpoint Road to avoid the area. Construction of additional lanes began in April and is scheduled for completion scheduled for October or November. 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.

Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266): One lane at a time will be closed Monday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to pave and resurface between Staples Road (FM 621) and Redwood Road. Repaving will continue on Tuesday through Thursday between Redwood Road and SH 123. Call the Hays County Road Department at (512) 393-7385.

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.

Rio Vista Street: Closed to thru traffic from Field Street to Sycamore Street until Wednesday for the installation of a new water line. This is part of the Rio Vista Terrace neighborhood improvement project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

San Antonio Street: Traffic is closed on the 100 block from North LBJ Drive to the alley every Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Farmer’s Market on the Square. Call the city’s Main Street program at (512) 393-8430.

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.

West Martin Luther King Drive: The Juneteenth Parade will begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at Dunbar Community Center to South LBJ Drive, then proceeds to East Hutchison Street and ends at City Park. Streets will not be barricaded for the parade, but police escort will be provided. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Wonder World Drive: Closed from Hunter Road to Stagecoach Trail Tuesday through Thursday, 8 p.m.-6:30 a.m., for the final overlay of asphault. Traffic will be detoured to Stagecoach Trail. Officer controlled barriers will be in place. Drivers are advised to be aware of construction workers and heavy equipment. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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