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August 23rd, 2010
City announces road projects for week

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STAFF REPORT

Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (August 22-28) as announced by the City of San Marcos.

Cheatham Street: Open to through traffic, but construction continues 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: Water line construction continues on Comanche Street between West Martin Luther King Drive and Hutchison Stree, with periodic lane and intersection closures on 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. 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 October. The intersection of Bishop Street and Craddock Avenue is open, but future closure is anticipated for final overlay, milling and striping at the end of September. 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 scheduled completion on Nov. 17. 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. 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 through Friday, from 8 p.m.–6 a.m., due to 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 further notice. Motorists will be detoured to SH 21. Call the Hays County Road Department at (512) 393-7385.

Purgatory Park access off of Franklin Drive: Closed through October. 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 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.

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