Following are the road and street projects affecting traffic in San Marcos for the this week (Oct. 10-Oct. 16) as announced by the City of San Marcos.
Cheatham Street: Open to traffic with utility construction continuing until further notice on Haynes Street from Riverside Drive to Cheatham Street and on Rio Vista Drive and McKinnon Street from Haynes Street to Cheatham Street, to install storm sewer, water and wastewater lines. 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 Street, 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. 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. 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 is taking place on many of the handicap ramps throughout the downtown area. Lanes will be closed, but the streets will remain open. Scheduled completion is late October. 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. 13. 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. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.
East San Antonio Street: The 100 block will be closed between North LBJ Drive and South Guadalupe Street due to the Pink Heals Campaign Friday from 7-10 a.m. Four pink fire trucks will be parked on the street. Call the San Marcos Police Department at (512) 753-2119.
Ebony Street and Parker Drive: Intersection will be closed until the end of October. Motorists will be detoured to SH 123, Hays Street, Parker Drive, Broadway Street, Oakdale Drive, Patricia Drive and Ebony Street. Construction includes Ebony Street and the 100-400 blocks of Parker Drive to install a concrete drainage channel and pipe system. Construction will continue until January 2011. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.
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.
Railroad crossing closures: Three railroad crossings will be closed the majority of the days indicated, per scheduling with Union Pacific Railroad. Signs will be posted with the closure dates on each road. Call the Hays County Road Department at (512) 393-7385. The crossing at the 200 block of McCarty Lane will be closed either Tuesday or Wednesday. Detour to Centerpoint Road or Wonder World Drive. The crossing at the 200 block of Centerpoint Road will be closed Wednesday or Thursday. Detour to Posey Road or East McCarty Lane. The crossing at the 100 block of Posey Road will be closed Thursday and into Friday. Detour to Centerpoint Road.
Riverside Drive: Closed between Riviera Street and Cheatham Street until Oct. 20 for utility work and a water line bore under the railroad tracks. Motorists will be detoured to Cheatham Street and Hopkins Street to avoid the area. Haynes Street may be accessible periodically from Riverside. 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.
South LBJ Drive: On the 200-300 block, the northbound right hand lane will be closed due to utility work. Estimated completion date is late October. Motorists should be aware of construction workers and heavy equipment in the area. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.
West Hutchison Street at Comanche Street: Intersection will be closed until Oct. 23 due to water line installation. Traffic will be detoured to North Street, Lindsey Street, North Comanche Street, Pat Garrison Street, North Fredericksburg Street, West Hutchison Street and North Guadalupe Street. Construction is part of the Comanche 12-inch water line project. Call the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.