FROM STAFF REPORTS
Less than a month after catastrophe was narrowly averted when a school bus was rear-ended by a utility truck, state officials say they are moving quickly to make safety improvements to Texas 21 on San Marcos’ eastern outskirts.
Measures announced on Friday by Texas Department of Transportation’s Austin district spokesperson include:
The flashing beacons will be installed this spring with the other projects scheduled for completion by August.
On March 2, a San Marcos CISD bus carrying 11 elementary school children was struck from behind by a commercial vehicle in the 3100 block of Texas 21 near Reynaldo Way. Ten of the children, driver Barak Fletcher and monitor Julian Rodriguez were taken to Central Texas Medical Center where they were treated for minor injuries and released the same day.
For more information about TxDOT’s plans for Texas 21, check the San Marcos Mercury for updates on Monday, March 30.
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