FM 1626 repaving to being this spring in Kyle

News on road projects in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda

News on road projects in San Marcos, Kyle and Buda


Transportation Updates

Recent Updates

1. Main Street improvements
The city of Buda is planning improvements to portions of Main Street between Cabela’s Drive and Railroad Street. The work will include widening of the Bradfield Drive intersection with Main and signal modifications, extension of the sidewalk along Main, and pavement overlay and restriping, among other construction items. Design is 60 percent complete for the project.
Timeline: TBD

2. Aquarena Springs Drive overpass
The city of San Marcos is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation to construct an overpass over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks that cross Aquarena Springs Drive. When completed, the $20.7 million overpass will feature two travel lanes in each direction as well as access roads—or “Bobcat lanes”—on both sides of the overpass. On Feb. 15, traffic on the road was rerouted to go through the new railroad crossing and signalized intersection at Post Road. The reconfiguration will allow construction crews to begin work on the overpass.
Timeline: June 2015-late 2017

3. Hwy. 123 overpass
TxDOT is constructing an overpass on Hwy. 123 over the intersection with Wonder World Drive in San Marcos. Remaining work on the project includes final paving of the bridge and access road lanes. TxDOT spokesperson Kelli Reyna said the department plans to have a ribbon cutting for the project by the end of March.
Timeline: March 2015-mid-2017

3. FM 1626 repaving
In February, TxDOT awarded a $1 million contract for repaving services on FM 1626 to Lone Star Paving. The company will repave the portion of FM 1626 from FM 2770 to I-35.
Timeline: spring-late spring or early summer

4. Goforth Road improvements
Work on Goforth Road, which will be expanded to include two to three lanes in areas between I-35 and Bunton Creek Road, began in April 2016. The contractor expects the $6.6 million project to be complete by late May. The project is being funded through a 2013 city of Kyle bond issuance.
Timeline: April 2016-May 2017


San Marcos City Council adopted increases in property tax, utilities and the city budget for FY 2021-22 on Sept. 21. (Warren Brown/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos City Council adopts increases in utility rates, taxes and FY 22 budget

The increase of $0.01 to the property tax rate means the council was able to adopt a budget of $260,468,834 for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

 Redistricting is one of the items on the Texas Legislature's third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Senate releases proposed redistricting maps as special session begins

Redistricting is one of the items on the third special session, and the state Senate released proposed maps on Sept. 18.

Photo of people attending ACL Fest
City of Austin approves ACL health and safety plan, holds off on final permit

Austin Public Health gave ACL the go-ahead to allow proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test, but asked organizers to require masking in some areas.

The Buda City Council adopted the 2021-22 tax rate and budget on Sep. 20. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper).
Buda City Council approves tax rate, budget and parks master plan

A new tax rate, budget and park master plan adopted for the City of Buda at their Sep. 20 meeting.

Dr. Rosina Valle spoke on the importance of the Centro community center at the Sep. 20 meeting of the San Marcos CISD school board. (Photo courtesy SMCISD)
SMCISD hearing on possible sale of Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos property brings dozens of supporters to meeting Sep. 20

The school district is in the process of having the property appraised but has not made a decision on whether to sell or continue to rent it out to Centro.

Wayback Burgers specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes. (Courtesy Wayback Burgers)
Wayback Burgers coming to Leander; fire kills 75 dogs in Georgetown and more Central Texas news

Read the latest business and community news from the Central Texas area.

Shoppers can customize bouquets with additions like this Batman emblem. (Photos by Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local florist Kyle Flower Shop awarded best small business by the city

Kyle Flower Shop sell custom floral arrangements, succulents and small ficus trees.

DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

UFCU pledged up to $100,000 in scholarships to Texas State University students for the 2021-22 school year. (Joe Warner/ Community Impact Newspaper)
UFCU pledges $100,000 in scholarships to Texas State students

In a statement, UFCU CEO Tony Budet expressed the passion the company has to strengthen the local communities and students, both on and off the field.

The cheeseburger and fries combo ($11) is served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and condiments on the side. (Photos By Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
Willie's Joint restaurant offers burgers, live music and more

Since 2013, Willie's Joint has served as a main street family style bar and restaurant in the heart of Buda.

A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

Some families will be eligible to have boxes with food for 25 meals delivered by Amazon.