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Posted on: October 26, 2018

Info Meeting Slated for Proposed Hunter Rd. Name Change

The City of San Marcos will host an information meeting on the proposed name change for a portion of Hunter Road to W. Hopkins Street at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the San Marcos Activity Center Multipurpose Room, 501 E. Hopkins. The public is invited to attend.


The City is proposing to rename Hunter Road to W. Hopkins Street between W. San Antonio Street and Wonder World Drive. The name change would eliminate multiple names along a single stretch of roadway, which would improve 911 response, minimize driver confusion and increase public safety.


Flyers announcing the information meeting and explaining the name change have been mailed to all properties and addresses along the affected area on Hunter Road.


Until 2017, Hopkins Street was owned by the Texas Department of Transportation. At that time, the roadway between Guadalupe Street and Wonder World Drive had many names, including FM 2439, State Hwy 80, Hopkins Street and Hunter Road. In 2017, TxDOT transferred this portion of the street to the City of San Marcos.


To provide feedback on the name change, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hunterroad.


After the Nov. 15 meeting, the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the name change on Jan. 8, 2019. The City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal on Feb. 5, 2019. Both public hearings will be held at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.


For more information about the proposed street name change and public information meeting, contact Public Services – Transportation at 512.393.8036.

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