Improvements to the traffic flow and drainage at the busy Hopkins and Thorpe Lane intersection will get underway on Monday, July 2 in San Marcos.
Starting at the intersection with Charles Austin Drive, the project will reconstruct Hopkins to Long Street and Thorpe Lane from Hopkins to Springtown Way.
In addition, new traffic signals and additional lanes will be installed on one of the major arteries into downtown San Marcos. Hopkins Street is part of Texas 80 and connects to Interstate 35.
Eastbound Hopkins will increase to four lanes with two dedicated left turn lanes to Thorpe Lane. Westbound Hopkins will gain a dedicated right turn lane to Thorpe. Southbound Thorpe will have two dedicated left turn lanes and one dedicated right turn onto Hopkins.
Other improvements will include raised medians, sidewalks on Hopkins and Thorpe Lane, new waterlines and curb and gutter with storm drains.
Capital Excavation Company was awarded the $1.7 million contract by San Marcos City Council on May 15. Construction is expected to take about eight months.
The Engineering and Capital Improvements Department held a public meeting on the project on May 31 for adjacent businesses and interested citizens. For information, call the City of San Marcos Engineering/Capital Improvements Department at 512-393-8130 or visit online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/hopkins-thorpe.Email | Print