6 transportation updates in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Posey Road bridge at I-35. (Courtesy TxDOT)
The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Posey Road bridge at I-35. (Courtesy TxDOT)

The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Posey Road bridge at I-35. (Courtesy TxDOT)

Read the latest on six road projects happening in the San Marcos, Buda and Kyle areas.

1. Lehman Road in Kyle

The $8 million reconstruction of the Lehman Road project is scheduled to continue construction in August, according to the city of Kyle. The project included construction of a bridge across Plum Creek, new drainage infrastructure, new safety lighting, new sidewalks, and a turn lane near the Hallie Drive and Brutus Drive intersections. Upon completion, the project is set to increase intersection capacity at Bunton Creek and FM 150.

Timeline: February 2019-August 2020

2. Main Street in Buda


In July, the eastbound lanes of Main Street between Hawk Lane and Bradfield Drive shifted to the right. The lane changes are part of the Main Street Improvement Project, which is reconfiguring the sidewalks and turn lanes on Main Street to improve traffic flow and access to Bradfield Village Park.

Timeline: July 23-August 2020

3. Burleson Street in Kyle

Burleson Street south of the roundabout was slated to reopen to traffic Aug. 8 between Blanco Street and Moreno Street. The $8.5 million budget includes new drainage infrastructure, a new connection to the I-35 southbound frontage and other improvements.

Timeline: July 17-August 2020

4. I-35 at Posey Road

The northbound I-35 exit ramps at Posey Road and Centerpoint Road, along with the southbound I-35 entrance south of Posey, remain closed as work on the Posey Road Bridge Project continues. As part of the reconstruction, the Posey Road bridge over I-35 was demolished, and frontage roads were converted from two-way to one-way. The northbound ramps between York Creek Road and Posey were also closed.

Timeline: February 2019-mid-2021

5. Hopkins Street improvements, Bishop to Moore streets

Construction began in May on the Hopkins Street Improvement Project from Bishop to Moore streets, which will replace existing water and wastewater structures, add a drainage system to improve stormwater runoff, and reconstruct the street with curbs and sidewalks. The estimated cost of the project is $10 million.

Timeline: May 2020-summer 2022

6. Victory Gardens subdivision in San Marcos

Street work will continue through August on Alabama, Georgia, Arizona, Gomez and Railroad streets. The $8.2 million project will improve localized flooding, street smoothness, overall sidewalk connectivity, and the water and wastewater systems.

Timeline: 2018-fall 2020

By Evelin Garcia
Evelin Garcia covers local government, education, business and development as the reporter of Community Impact Newspaper's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle edition. Evelin is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a minor in international studies.


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