Updated: Construction at Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road nearly complete

The project in San Marcos began in November with the intent to improve the intersection's safety for pedestrians and cyclists. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The project in San Marcos began in November with the intent to improve the intersection's safety for pedestrians and cyclists. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The project in San Marcos began in November with the intent to improve the intersection's safety for pedestrians and cyclists. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Lane closures at the intersection of Wonder World Drive and Hunter Road are expected to end Jan. 29, according to a Jan. 15 news release from the city of San Marcos. A Jan. 19 release provided additional details on the project's timeline.

Work on the project's fourth phase began Jan. 19 and is expected to last two weeks. However, rain could cause delays, according to the city.

Detour signs have been placed in the area, and the city said the following lane closures can be expected.

  • Northbound Hunter Road is reduced to one lane, and drivers turning right are encouraged to use Stagecoach Trail as an alternate route.

  • Eastbound Wonder World Drive will be reduced to two lanes.

  • Westbound Wonder World Drive will be reduced to two lanes, and drivers turning left are encouraged to use Stagecoach Trail as an alternate route.


Once this phase is complete, the remaining construction will be performed at night to reduce the impact on traffic. Full project completion is expected by the end of February.

Construction at the intersection, which began in November, includes two new pedestrian refuge islands intended to reduce crossing times for improved safety. Additional project features include updated signage, lane striping, adjusted signal timing and new bicycle lanes along Hunter Road.

The project was initially expected to cost $529,832, but the city said in the Jan. 19 news release that the project will cost a total of $713,196.


A Surface Transportation Block Grant from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization provided $445,000 of the project's funding, and the rest, $268,196, was provided by the San Marcos Capital Improvements Program.
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.


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