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February 2nd, 2010
City enters last phase of Rio Vista work

020210riovistaSTAFF REPORT

The City of San Marcos capital improvements department is soon to embark on improvements for the Rio Vista neighborhood, which will include new waterlines, new wastewater lines, storm drains, streets, curbs and sidewalks.

The city is inviting residents to a public meeting next Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center to learn more about the projects. The Activity Center is at 501 East Hopkins Street.

“We are excited about getting the Rio Vista project underway after two years of preliminary work and many years of planning,” said David Healey, the city’s capital improvement projects director. “This project will bring important improvements to a significant neighborhood in San Marcos.”

The city has completed two initial phases of the improvements and is about to undertake a two-year project to finish the job. About 300 families live in Rio Vista, and about 25 businesses operate there. The total cost of the project is $9.3 million.

Construction by Texas Sterling Construction Company will begin in March and be completed in 2012.

The meeting will cover details on the work, the construction schedule and offer residents the opportunity to ask questions about the project.

Rio Vista includes Cheatham Street from Hopkins Street to Haynes, Field, Sycamore, Rio Vista, McKinnon Streets and Riverside Drive. Improvements will be made from the Interstate-35 frontage road to the railroad tracks.

For more information, contact the city’s capital improvements department at (512) 393-8130.

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