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June 21st, 2010
City street projects announced for this week

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STAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (June 20-June 26) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

Cheatham Street: Closed at various locations for repair of wastewater mains this week. 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 lines. 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 water line. 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 are closed in each direction from the Interstate-35 frontage road to Old Bastrop Highway on Monday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for utility construction. 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 start of July. 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.

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.

South LBJ Drive: East Hopkins Street to Grove Street will be resurfaced in phases to minimize impact on motorists. Construction will begin from East Hopkins Street to MLK Drive. The next phase will be MLK Drive to Grove Street. Project is to begin Tuesday with a scheduled completion date of July 9, weather permitting. Expect traffic delays with periodic lane closures. Watch for heavy equipment and traffic control flaggers. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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: Open to traffic, but increased truck traffic and lane closures will continue as the final overlay is underway on the Wonder World Drive extension. Traffic control barriers are still in place and drivers are advised to be aware of construction workers and heavy equipment. Night crews will be working in this area to complete final surfacing. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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