The Highway Safety Improvement Program awarded $897,000 to complete safety improvements at the Thorpe Lane and Springtown Way intersection in San Marcos.

Zooming in

The program is mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, and local funding is allocated by the Texas Department of Transportation, according to a news release. HSIP aims to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roads—which is part of the state's Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

The planned improvements include the following:
  • Signalization of the Thorpe Lane and Springtown Way intersection
  • Addition of new crosswalks
  • Existing sidewalk repair
Funds will also go toward enhancing the accessibility, safety and multimodal connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, according to a news release.

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Shaun Condor, director of engineering and capital improvement projects, said the grant funds will allow the city of San Marcos to make "critical improvements" to a busy intersection.

"We appreciate the support of our transportation partners as we prioritize safety and connectivity in our community," Condor said in a news release.

Looking ahead

Construction for the intersection improvements is expected to begin in 2027.