Hopkins Street Pedestrian and Bike Improvements Project in San Marcos gets its contractor

Construction is expected to begin next month on the E. Hopkins Pedestrian and Bike Improvements project. (Courtesy Pexels)
Construction is expected to begin next month on the E. Hopkins Pedestrian and Bike Improvements project. (Courtesy Pexels)

Construction is expected to begin next month on the E. Hopkins Pedestrian and Bike Improvements project. (Courtesy Pexels)

San Marcos City Council selected a contractor Oct. 7 for a project along Hopkins Street between CM Allen Parkway and Thorpe Lane that will add multiuse bike and pedestrian paths as well as two pedestrian crossings.

Construction of the project is expected to begin in November, according to the city's website.


Pedestrian crossings across Hopkins Street will be located between City Hall and the San Marcos Public Library and at Riverside Drive.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization awarded $2 million to the city of San Marcos for the project in 2014 through the federal Surface Transportation Program.

Contractor Montoya Anderson Construction's bid was approved by City Council during their meeting Wednesday. MAC's bid came in at $1,483,214 and beat out a second bid of $1,661,717.20 by $178,503.20—or 10.74%.
By Warren Brown
Warren joined Community Impact at the beginning of 2020 as the editor of its New Braunfels paper and now reports the news in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle. Warren previously wrote for the Dallas Observer and Fort Worth Weekly and he brings a passion for truth and equality to his reporting.