Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (August 1-7) 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, the four-way intersection at Comanche Street and West San Antonio Street is closed to all through traffic from Aug. 2-11 for water line construction. Following completion of the intersection, work will progress on Comanche Street from West San Antonio Street to West Hopkins Street. Traffic will be detoured to West Hopkins Street, South Guadalupe Street, West Martin Luther King Drive, North Street, Harvey Street, Nance Street and West San Antonio Street to provide access to Comanche Street and avoid the intersection. Construction on the water line project 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 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. Construction of additional lanes began in April with scheduled completion in November. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.
Guadalupe Street: University Drive to the Interstate-35 frontage road will have periodic evening lane closures for road improvements. The project runs from Aug. 1–Aug. 20, from 8 p.m.–6 a.m., with pavement repair, seal coat, overlay and striping. Call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512) 353-1061.
Harris Hill Road: The north end will be closed for repair and resurfacing between the North Point subdivision and Yarrington Road until Aug. 13. Motorists will be detoured to SH 21. Call the Hays County Road Department at (512) 393-7385.
Interstate-35: Traffic will be reduced to one northbound lane at various locations between SH 80 and Yarrington Road due to milling and hot mix overlay from 7 p.m.-6 a.m., until Friday, weather permitting. Call the Texas Department of Transportation at (512) 353-1061.
North Street: 500 block will be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m.–1 p.m. for construction of water line tie-in. Traffic will be detoured to Lindsey Street, North Comanche Street, and Vista Street. Call Texas State University at (512) 245-6198.
Old Bastrop Highway (CR 266): One lane at a time will be closed the first week of August from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. to pave and resurface between Staples Road (FM 621) and SH 123. Call the Hays County Road Department at (512) 393-7385
Purgatory Park access off of Franklin Drive: Closed through August. 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.Email | Print