San Marcos officials will re-route traffic to the outlet malls this weekend to accommodate the expected large crowds at Prime Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center for back-to-school shopping.
Northbound traffic on Interstate 35 will exit at Centerpoint Road, exit 200. Exit 201 northbound at McCarty Lane will be closed from noon Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Southbound traffic will exit at McCarty Lane, exit 201. Exit 200 at Centerpoint southbound will be closed during the weekend.
Signage will direct motorists on both sides of the interstate.
San Marcos Police and San Marcos Fire Department will have additional officers and firefighters at the malls Friday through Sunday for public safety and first aid.