Hays County road crews are poised to begin a flurry of major repairs to roadways south of San Marcos including a stretch of McCarty Lane and streets in the Willow Creek neighborhood.
Starting Monday, July 14, daytime traffic will be reduced to one lane on McCarty Lane between Hunter Road and the Union Pacific railroad tracks, possibly for as long as six weeks, said Jerry Borcherding, the county’s transportation department director. Drivers should consider taking Centerpoint Road or Wonder World Drive instead, he said.
The McCarty Lane job includes reconstructing the eastbound lane and repairing the westbound lane, which is in generally better condition. The work will correct “the rough road and depressions that will ultimately turn into potholes if left unrepaired,” Borcherding said.
In Willow Creek, the transportation department will make repairs to the network of residential streets that lie outside the city limits including complete reconstruction in some places. Borcherding said streets slated for reconstruction include a portion of the 2800 block of Rolling Oaks Drive; a portion of the 600 and 700 blocks of Willow Creek Circle; and the Cedar Park and Corrie Court cul-de-sacs.
Reconstructed street will be stripped to the road base, widened slightly where necessary and then repaved. Crews will first lay down a temporary chip-seal surface and then apply hot mix asphalt in about three months, Borcherding said.
The Willow Creek work is expected to take about nine weeks to complete. Streets and driveways will remain passable but drivers should expect minor delays, dust and — in case of rain — mud.
COVER PHOTO by CHRIS VREELAND. SAN MARCOS MERCURY GRAPHIC by BRAD ROLLINS.