Project Update - October 2020 

  • 100 Percent design plans are complete.
  • Environmental clearance was achieved in November 2019  
  • City issued Request of Release of Funds to HUD in November 2019 and received Authority to Use Grant Funds in November 2019.
  • City currently acquiring easements and right-of-way
  • Construction anticipated in late 2020 pending ROW acquisition

Previous milestones:

  • Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) completed March 2018. 
  • Neighborhood meeting at Calvary Baptist Church June 112018.
  • Sand and Gravel Permit approved in October 2019 from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • US Army Corp of Engineers Section 404 Permit received in October 2019

Schedule and Budget

  • Final Design and Environmental Clearance: November 2019
  • ROW/Land Acquisition following Environmental Clearance : Mid 2020
  • Construction: Follows ROW acquisition. Late 2020
  • Required Funding:  $8,180,000
  • Current Budget: $8,180,000
  • CDBG-DR (2019) = $7,179,00
  • City = $1,001,000
  • Project Manager: Kirk Abbott
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 About the Project

In response to the Memorial Day Floods and All Saints Floods of 2015, San Marcos has received $33.8M in Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds (CDBG-DR).  Partial funding for this project was allocated from the CDBG-DR funds.  

To learn more about the City’s CDBG Disaster Recovery Program visit www.smtxfloodrecovery.com

This project will improve drainage and mobility along Uhland Road during rain events.

The project includes:

- Full depth reconstruction of County Road and Uhland Road between IH-35 and approximately 200 ft. south of the Aquarena Springs Dr. intersection. The road will be widened from its current variable width to 30 feet between curbs. 

- A bike lane will be provided on the north side of the road way between IH-35 Frontage Road and the low water crossing at River Road.

- A stormwater drainage system will be installed along County and Uhland Roads with a new outfall to the Blanco River near the low water crossing at River Road.

- A sidewalk extension up to 10 foot width along Uhland Road to Aquarena Springs Drive.

- The addition of a third bus stop and upgrading two existing bus stops within the project limits.

- Water and wastewater improvements along County Road and Uhland Road.

- A roundabout installation will improve the intersection at Uhland Road and River Road.