A bridge is being constructed over Hunter Road to help solve low-water crossing problems in the area, and the lane will be widened in a project with the Texas Department of Transportation.
With any significant amount of rain, Hunter Road shuts down due to flooding, said Richard Reynosa, San Marcos senior project engineer. Construction on the project began in March and is predicted to be complete in fall 2015.
“The low-water crossing has been an issue, along with the safety of the roads,” Reynosa said. “Hunter Road is one of our few west of (the) IH-35 north and south roads, so that low-water crossing problem pushes everybody back out to Craddock Avenue or back toward IH-35, so it’s a major connection and problem to the City of San Marcos.”