Ranch Road 12, one of the city’s best-known thoroughfares, has been rechristened as Old Ranch Road 12 between Oscar Smith Street and its intersection with the new Wonder World Drive extension.
The San Marcos City Council on June 1 approved an ordinance designating the Wonder World Drive extension as both Farm-to-Market Road 3407 and Ranch Road 12. The designation will mark the new continuous route between Interstate 35 and Wimberley eliminating traffic that currently makes a sharp turn at Moore Street after passing through either downtown or the Hopkins Street historical district.
For residents and businesses who currently use a Ranch Road 12 mailing and/or street address, the address numbers will remain the same but the street name will change to Old Ranch Road 12.
The extension is scheduled to open on July 24 but the address changes and renaming are already in effect. The city has sent letters to property owners informing them of the change. For information, contact Abby Gillfillan at 512-805-2635 or Joni Hickey at 512-393-8237.
With approval by the Texas Transportation Commission on June 24, interstate signage will direct Wimberley traffic to the new road.