San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

December 6th, 2010
Storm sewer upgrades underway at Prospect, Bishop


The city of San Marcos capital improvements department began a storm sewer improvement project this week on Prospect and Bishop Street to address drainage issues in the area.

Approximately 500 feet of 48-inch reinforced concrete pipe will be installed along Prospect Street and across Bishop to fortify the storm sewer system and provide better drainage to the neighborhood. With this upgrade there comes another potential benefit: taking a proactive step in protecting the aquifer.

On the north side of Bishop, a new 50-foot concrete channel and headwall will be added to accommodate water flow and replace an aging storm drain. Improvements will also be made to the surrounding natural drainage channel.

Residents and motorists should be aware of construction workers, heavy equipment and flaggers on Bishop Street. Construction will also affect the Prospect-Dartmouth intersection.

Smith Contracting Co., Inc. of Austin was awarded the $189,454 construction contract with San Antonio Design Group serving as the design engineer. The project became part of the city’s capital improvement program as a result of citizen reports of drainage issues and is scheduled for completion in March 2011.

For more information on this project, please call the capital improvements department at 512-393-8130 or e-mail

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