City, neighbors meet tonight on Hunter Road widening, roundabout
The Engineering and Capital Improvements Department of the City of San Marcos will host an open house/ neighborhood meeting on the Texas Department of Public Safety Hunter Road project on Monday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post3413, 1701 Hunter Road.
City engineers will be available to discuss highlights of the project and answer questions. Exhibits will be displayed showing the proposed improvements, project schedule, upcoming utility relocation work, tree removal/trimming, operation of the roundabout and the new signal at Bishop.
The goal of the project is to enhance safety and mobility in the project area, improve storm water drainage and keep Purgatory Creek floodwaters off the road. The existing roadway profile will be adjusted to accommodate a curb and gutter section and closed drainage system.
The proposed project consists of widening FM 2439 by adding a continuous two-way center left turn lane between Wonder World Drive and Bishop Street and adding right turn lanes at the Wonder World intersection.
Bicycle lanes or multi-use paths would be provided along the length of the project. The project includes the realignment and extension of San Antonio Street and the construction of a roundabout at the San Antonio Street intersection with FM 2439.
Additionally, the project includes a new 150-foot-long concrete slab bridge over the Purgatory Creek channel and a multiple box culverts at the Purgatory Creek relief channel, replacing the existing low water crossing.
For more information, please call the City of San Marcos Engineering/Capital Improvements Department at 512.393.8130. More information is also available online here.