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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 better part of two years.

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Downtown project closes University-LBJ intersection

The southeast portion of the University Drive/LBJ Drive intersection is closed this week — and is projected to remain closed for three weeks — as part of the city’s messy, long-running Downtown Reconstruction Project.

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.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

With construction underway, ‘quiet zone’ could soon silence train horns

Turning dirt on an awaited project that will muzzle blaring horns as freight trains pass through San Marcos, a contractor has begun building raised medians where Posey Road crosses over a pair of Union Pacific railroad tracks.

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.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Major reconstruction on North LBJ Drive starts Monday

The long-awaited $6.6 million street, sidewalk, drainage and utility project on a major arterial north of Texas State University will get underway on Monday, Oct. 14, with portions of North LBJ Drive and Chestnut Streets becoming one-way...

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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...

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Aquarena Springs overpass moving forward

The city of San Marcos Engineering Department and the Texas Department of Transportation will host an open house on Thursday, March 21 to discuss plans and take public comment on construction of an overpass on Aquarena Springs...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Updated: Broken main leaves San Marcos residents without water

City of San Marcos water utility crews are trying to isolate a 12-inch water main break that has cut off water service to hundreds of residents in the area west of Sessom Drive.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

City schedules update on railroad quiet zone

The city is holding a meeting on proposed safety upgrades to the Patton Street railroad crossing that need to be completely before a citywide train horn quiet zone can move forward.

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