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FROM STAFF REPORTS

Construction of a new water main along Post Road is expected to delay southbound traffic between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily, beginning today and lasting until sometime in October.

Contractors working for Brookfield Development are installing a 16-inch diameter ductile iron pipe to transport water to its Blanco Vista subdivision in far north San Marcos. The $2.9 million projectt will tap into the city of San Marcos’ water system near Booth Drive and run in Post Road’s county-owned right-of-way to Blanco Vista Boulevard, a distance of about 2.8 miles.

Workers will reduce traffic to a one lane between the Blanco River Ranch subdivision entrance and the San Marcos city limits, Hays County spokesperson Laureen Chernow said. Drivers should watch for flagmen directing traffic and should expect travel to take longer than normal, she said.

In addition to serving Blanco Vista, the fastest-developing new neighborhood in San Marcos, the water line will become part of the municipal water system upon its completion. Currently, water utility customers north of River Ridge Drive are served by a single main running along Interstate 35.

COVER PHOTO by CHRIS VREELAND. SAN MARCOS MERCURY GRAPHIC by BRAD ROLLINS.

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