Construction in downtown San Marcos is on track to be completed by summer 2014.
The downtown reconstruction project is a $10.2 million undertaking that began in August 2012. The construction will give the downtown area a new look, said City Spokeswoman Melissa Millecam.
Pedestrian amenities are a significant part of the reconstruction plan, and bike racks, benches, special lighting, trees and landscaping are being added. The sidewalks will be widened to become “more pedestrian friendly,” Millecam said. The additions will “enhance the connection” between the university and the downtown historic area that dates back 150 years or more, Millecam said.