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Hunter Road will transition from a five-lane highway at Wonder World Drive to three lanes with bike lanes (pictured) and sidewalks to three lanes with sidewalks. ILLUSTRATION by KIMLEY HORN

SUBMITTED REPORT

The Texas Department of Transportation and the San Marcos Engineering and Capital Improvements department will hold a public open house on Wednesday on the proposed widening of Hunter Road.

The meeting is scheduled  6-8 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

The project $6 million project will improve Hunter Road (FM 2439) from Wonder World Drive (Ranch Road 12) to Bishop Street. The city council approved the project on April 17 to be funded jointly with TxDOT using State Proposition 12 funds for statewide roadway connectivity.

The project would add a continuous two-way center left turn lane between Wonder World and Bishop and right turn lanes at the Wonder World Drive intersection. Bicycle paths via shoulders or multi-use paths would be provided along the entire length of the proposed project. North of Bishop Street, the proposed improvements would transition into the existing two-way street.

The project also would realign Dixon Street with San Antonio Street and construct a roundabout at the Dixon/San Antonio Street intersection with Hunter Road.

Exhibits showing the preliminary project layout and typical sections and other information about the proposed project will be available for review at the open house. TxDOT and City engineers and project managers will be on hand to answer questions. All interested residents are invited to attend.

Before the open house, the exhibits are available for review at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins, and at the TxDOT South Travis Area Office, 9725 S Interstate 35 in Austin.

For more information, please call the Engineering/Capital Improvements Department at 512-393-8130.

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3 thoughts on “City hosting meeting on Hunter widening, roundabout

  1. I would like to know why this was planned on the same night and time Citizens Advisory committee is meeting to consider transportation issues for the revised Comp plan. It seems to me that this is really bad planning and that every one of the members of the Citizens advisory group should be at the Hopkins Street meeting. I don’t care if you are for or against this proposal; all voices should be heard and the most important voices won’t be there. Please reset the Comp meeting so that the members can go to the Hopkins Street meeting.

  2. ONLY ONE HOUSE ON BELVIN RECEIVED THE NOTICE via mail. My neighbors knew nothing about this roundabout. It may be the “rules” that 200 feet gets the leaflet, however is it ETHICAL? I posted an article about the roundabouts, with ADA implications online. Moreover, COSM never weighed in on the petition residents submitted to try to STOP the two that went in on Cheatham Street.
    Thank you Mr. Sergi for weighing in.
    Best, LMC

  3. Forgive my obtuseness, but what issues could people possibly have with the installation of roundabouts? It seems to me that they increase traffic flow and prevent the need for the installation of a red light…both very good things for that area.

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