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July 19th, 2010
City announces road work for week

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STAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (July18-24) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

Cheatham Street: Now open to through traffic, but construction will continue on Haynes Street from Riverside Drive to Cheatham Street and on Rio Vista Drive and McKinnon Street, both from Haynes Street 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: Student Center Drive to Thomas Street has been closed for construction of an underground utilities extension. A portion of Student Center Drive will be closed between Comanche Street and Gaillardia Street. A temporary access road from Comanche Street through Parking Lot #201 will provide two-way traffic flow between Student Center Drive and Comanche Street. Construction will continue through Aug. 12. Motorists are advised to use caution through the construction area. Call Texas State at (512) 245-8691. Also, Comanche Street is closed to through traffic in segments from West MLK Drive to West Hopkins Street for construction of a new water line. The roadway between West MLK Drive and West San Antonio Street should be open to traffic as work begins between West San Antonio Street and West Hopkins Street. 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 through August. 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 July. The intersection of Bishop and Craddock is open, but future closure is anticipated for final overlay, milling and striping. Motorists should 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 Hopkins Street and Cheatham Street:
Traffic signal will be operating Tuesday. The traffic signal is near a railroad crossing and required a pre-emption device installed to notify the traffic signal of an approaching train and changes the signal light from green to red. Message boards will be placed to notify motorists. Call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512) 353-1061.

East McCarty Lane: Both lanes are closed in each direction from the Interstate-35 frontage road to Old Bastrop Highway from July 19-Aug. 6 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. for gas line construction. Motorists are advised to use Clovis R. Barker Road or Centerpoint Road to avoid the area. Construction of additional lanes began in April with scheduled completion for October or November. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Interstate-35: Traffic will be reduced to one southbound lane at various locations between Yarrington Road and River Ridge Parkway due to milling and hot mix overlay from 6 a.m.-12 p.m. on July 26 -30, weather permitting. Also, the northbound outside lane from Blanco River to Aquarena Springs will be closed from Wonder World Drive to SH 123 this week from 9 a.m.–noon for sign installation. Call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512) 353-1061.

Purgatory Park access off of Franklin Street: Closed as of July 25 due to the Wonder World Drive Extension opening. Park access should be available following the completion of the Craddock Avenue extension.  Persons interested in accessing the park will need to approach from RR 12 or Hunter Road down Wonder World Drive and turn right or left (depending on approach direction) at the Craddock intersection. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

Ranch Road 12: On the 2400 block, final construction and road preparation continues with roadway scheduled to open by 12:01 a.m. on July 26. 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.

Uhland Road: Post Road to the Interstate-35 frontage road will be milled and resurfaced starting Monday, with scheduled completion on Aug. 9, weather permitting. Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays with periodic lane closures, 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 end of July. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

Wonder World Drive at Hunter Road: Open to traffic as final road preparation is underway. Heavy traffic is expected on Saturday, due to Run2Purgatory 5K Fun Run at 7 a.m. and a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m..  The Wonder World Drive Extension is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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