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August 23rd, 2010
City to hold open house on Thorpe-Hopkins intersection


San Marcos city officials are holding an open house Tuesday to discuss proposed improvements to the intersection of Hopkins Street and Thorpe Lane, one of the city’s busiest traffic points.

The event will be held in Room 3 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 East Hopkins Street, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted by the City of San Marcos, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Residents will be able to receive information and comment on proposed intersection improvements.

The project would add a second left-turn lane for both the eastbound and the southbound approaches and a new right-turn lane for the westbound approach.

Other improvements would include new median islands, new and reconstructed sidewalks, a 10-foot-wide shared-use path along the south side of Hopkins Street, minor drainage improvements, a new pavement overlay surface, minor traffic signal adjustments, and new pavement markings and signs.

The purpose of the open house is to distribute information and obtain public input concerning the proposed improvements. The project limits are from Charles Austin Drive to Long Street, approximately one-quarter mile along Hopkins Street.

No formal presentation will be made. City capital improvements staff and consulting engineers will be available to answer questions. Preliminary drawings will be on display.

Verbal and written comments regarding the proposed project may be presented at the event. Written statements may also be submitted to the City of San Marcos; c/o Capital Improvements Department; 630 East Hopkins Street; San Marcos, Texas 78666.  All comments received by close of business on Sept. 7 will be included in the official record of the open house.

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0 thoughts on “City to hold open house on Thorpe-Hopkins intersection

  1. What does shared use path mean? Does it mean that you could potentially ride your bike to the HEB without having to get right with Jesus and make sure your will is current first?

  2. Yes. A shared use path is for bikes and pedestrians. It is wider than a sidewalk and hopefully not crushed granite, like the busted ankle/endo waiting to happen, over on Craddock. There is a nice one by the activity center. Hopefully this one will connect with that one.

    In the meantime, if you take Aquarena Springs and cut through the stadium parking lot, to Robbie Lane, you can get to HEB without too much danger.

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