Project Update - January 2020

At last, the CM Allen roadway reconstruction project complete! This project exemplifies many of the City’s goals to make San Marcos bike and pedestrian friendly, as well as safe and efficient for motorists.

  • Safe, Connected, Multimodal Transportation - The project accomplishes this through adding a 12-foot wide multi-use pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists, reducing crosswalk lengths, adding a crosswalk refuge in the median at Hutchison Street, re-configuring the Hutchison Street and Plaza Parking lot intersections, and creating a connection to downtown and the San Marcos River.
  • Environmental Protection - The project includes green infrastructure in the form of bioretention which cleans stormwater runoff prior to it entering the San Marcos River. The project also includes the planting of over 50 trees.
  • Attractive Public Spaces - The project includes relocation of overhead utilities to below ground, pedestrian lighting, brick banding along multi-use pathway, brick paver crosswalks, landscaping, and multicolored bulb-outs outlining parallel parking.

The coming days will include completing some of the remaining elements of the project such as:

  • Irrigation and landscaping
  • Thermoplastic roadway striping
  • Multicolored bulb-outs
  • Hutchison biofiltration pond
  • Resurfacing of Plaza Park and Chamber of Commerce parking areas