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Hays County and state officials will break ground this week on about a mile of roadway to be designated FM 110, a planned eastern loop around San Marcos. The ceremony is scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2200 McCarty Lane.

The project, which will connect East McCarty Lane to Texas 123, was part of a road bond package approved by Hays County voters in 2008. The county expects to be reimbursed $7.9 million from the Texas Department of Transportation for FM 110 in addition to a $1.9 million federal earmark from 2005.

The city of San Marcos has already built the first 1.2 miles of FM 110 from Interstate 35 to the point where McCarty Lane veers right toward San Marcos High School. Under a deal reached between San Marcos and TxDOT officials in April,  $8 million that San Marcos would have been reimbursed for its part of FM 110 will instead be applied to replacing the Yarrington Road overpass Interstate 35 in north San Marcos.

Pct. 1 Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, who is hosting Thursday’s groundbreaking, has said that road projects included in the $207 million road bond package are on track to come in $34 million under early estimates.

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2 thoughts on “Hays County to break ground on FM 110 segment

  1. Nice short cut to southbound I-35 relieving congestion at 123 and I-35 (which by the way is not a problem). Rather than a short cut and road to no where (read unless they finish this project it is just that – a shortcut) the real need for improvement reamins stagnant on Highway 80. Now there is a full time bottle neck. Highway 80 is a dangerous road all the way through Martindale until it narrows to one lane each direction which at that point is merely a rural route. With the rediculous increase in ‘rock haulers’ on 80 there have been so many accidents it is scary especially to anyone who has to continually dodge these trucks and texting vehicle drivers and exit or enter highway 80. Let’s put the money to work where it really is needed Tx DOT. You made a huge improvement to 123 a few years back. Don’t you think 80 deserves the same treatment?

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