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August 28th, 2008
City to break ground on Wonder World extension

From the city of San Marcos

The city of San Marcos will start the largest transportation project in its history when dignitaries break ground on the Wonder World Drive Extension at 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at 2102 Hunter Road.

City and state officials will participate in the groundbreaking celebration on site at Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive. The public is invited to attend. VIP and media parking will be available on site, with a shuttle from Corporate Drive and Wonder World for public parking.

Dignitaries speaking at the event will include Mayor Susan Narvaiz, City Manager Rick Menchaca, Amadeo Saenz, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Transportation, Robert Daigh, District Engineer; Sue Cohen of the Heritage Neighborhood Association,  and Rod Vilhauer, President of Rodman, LLC.

“The Wonder World Drive extension will provide a vital transportation artery linking Ranch Road 12 to I-35.” said Mayor Susan Narvaiz. “This project brings to fruition 20 years of dedicated efforts by our citizens, City Council, staff and the Texas Department of Transportation.”

The $26.2 million parkway will connect Ranch Road 12 to I-35 by extending Wonder World Drive from its intersection at Hunter Road. The road will improve traffic flow to and from western Hays County and relieve the downtown area and many residential neighborhoods of heavy truck and through traffic. The City Council awarded the construction contract to Rodman LLC, on August 19.

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