Meeting set on Loop 82 overpass

The city of San Marcos Engineering Department and the Texas Department of Transporta-tion (TxDOT) will host an open house on Thursday, March 21 to discuss plans and take public comment on construction of an overpass on Aquarena Springs Drive (Loop 82) over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
The open house will be in Room 3 at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street, beginning at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a formal presentation will be given, followed by a public comment period.  
Area business owners, residents and all interested residents are invited to attend.
The proposed project will construct a bridge structure to span the existing UPRR tracks to increase area mobility and safety along Aquarena Springs Road without the current interruptions resulting from daily multiple train crossings.  Some 40 freight and passenger trains a day travel through San Marcos.
Post Road will be realigned and widened at its intersection. Sidewalks and bike lanes will be added.
The layout of the proposed project and typical sections of the bridge improvements will be displayed at the open house. Engineers, city and TxDOT staff will be on hand to answer any questions from the public and accept comments.
For more information on this project call the city of San Marcos Engineering/Capital Improvements Department at 393-8130.