Tree Trimming, Utility Pole Work Continue on Hopkins
Hopkins will be closed from Moore Street to Scott Street from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until Friday, June 29 as City crews continue trimming and removing trees on Hopkins St. to make way for new utility poles. The work is in preparation for the Hopkins Street Improvements between Bishop and Moore Streets, scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019.
Hopkins is scheduled to be open for auto travel the week of July 4. In late July, there will be various road closures and detours as crews install new poles along Hopkins between Bishop and Moore Streets.
The intersection of Hopkins and Mitchell will be closed the week of July 9 as San Marcos Electric Utility crews install an underground vault for electrical transmission equipment near the intersection.
The Hopkins Street Improvements from Bishop to Moore Streets will replace existing water and wastewater infrastructure, add a drainage system to improve storm water runoff, and reconstruct the street with curbs and sidewalks. A public meeting will be scheduled in July to give an overall project update and allow residents to view the proposed improvements.
For more information on the project, contact the Engineering and Capital Improvements Department at 512.393.8130.
The City of San Marcos is in the design process to reconstruct Hopkins Street between Moore and Bishop Streets, and to identify ways to improve drainage in the neighborhood.
A "Complete Street" approach will be used in the design of Hopkins Street, with considerations to:
Existing heritage trees
Pedestrian and bicycle traffic
Streetscape and gateway elements to enhance the historic neighborhood
Drainage in the neighborhood will be analyzed to determine needed upgrades in the system.