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Friday, December 11th, 2015

City wants residents to weigh-in on two-way downtown traffic

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department is seeking input from residents on downtown traffic, parking and other infrastructure.

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Lane closures on E. Hopkins begin June 8

A state contractor will work nights for the next two weeks to rebuild the heavily traveled stretch of Hopkins Street between N. LBJ Drive and Charles Austin Drive in San Marcos.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Main break expected to close West Hopkins Street into the evening

City crews repaired a water main break that closed Hopkins Street between Bishop and Johnson Streets, and with motorists being detoured to San Antonio and Belvin Streets. The street closure will continue through much of the day...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

City to celebrate LBJ Drive re-opening with block party

The city of San Marcos is throwing a downtown block party to celebrate the re-opening of North LBJ Drive, epicenter of a major capital improvement program that has frustrated traffic — and business owners — for the...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

TxDOT working nights to complete new Aquarena Spring interchange

Texas Department of Transportation contractors will work some nights for the next four weeks on the intersection improvements at Interstate 35 and Aquarena Springs.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Major street closures snarl San Marcos traffic as crews scramble

Road reconstruction and repair projects are choking traffic on two major thoroughfares this week as crews rush to complete work during Texas State University’s Spring Break.

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Work begins on Hopkins, Aquarena interstate interchanges

Construction has begun on a pair of new interchanges where Aquarena Springs Drive (Loop 82) and Hopkins Street (Texas 80) cross under Interstate 35.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County lays out longterm roads plan

Explore new and expanded roads recommended for construction in the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. The Hays County Commissioners Court will consider the projects starting Jan. 15 at an 11 a.m. workshop.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Interactive: Hays County plans for San Marcos roads

Most major thoroughfares in San Marcos are recommended for widening under the most recent draft of the Hays County Transportation Plan. Huge projects such as the San Marcos Loop and an extension of Texas 21 to Posey...

Monday, February 27th, 2012

City may come to buyer’s table for downtown properties

The San Marcos City Council has its eyes on five prime downtown properties, four of which are owned by Hays County and one by the United States Postal Service.

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