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July 26th, 2010
City announces road projects for July 25-31

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STAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (July 25-31) 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 is 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 August. 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. 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 has been activated. 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 until the completion of a gas line construction project. Local access for residents will remain but school, postal, emergency and other motorists will be detoured to use Clovis R. Barker Road or Centerpoint Road to avoid the area. Construction of additional lanes began in April with scheduled completion in 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 7 p.m.-6 a.m. on July 26-29, weather permitting. Call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512) 353-1061.

Purgatory Park access off of Franklin Drive: Closed as of July 25 due to the Wonder World Drive Extension opening. Park access will 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 at the Craddock intersection. 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 is being milled and resurfaced 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.

Wonder World Drive at Hunter Road: Open to traffic. The Wonder World Drive Extension opened on July 25. Call the city’s public services department at (512) 393-8036.

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