E Hopkins St - Pedestrian and Bike Improvements - February 2021

Sidewalk & drainage nearly completed on the north side of Hopkins between Charles Austin and Thorpe.

Installing foundations for pedestrian lighting between Charles Austin and the Activity Center

Sidewalk & pavement widening at Charles Austin will occur next                               

% Contract Expended: 11.5%

Construction Completion: Summer - 2021

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In 2014 the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) awarded the City of San Marcos $2,000,000 in federal funding through the Surface Transportation Program for the Hopkins Street Multi-Use Bike and Pedestrian Project.

A Community Open House meeting was held at the San Marcos Activity Center on Wednesday, June 12, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm to introduce the project and allow for public comment. Notification of the meeting is here, Notification in Spanish is here.  Project detail map is here.

The project extends along Hopkins Street from CM Allen Parkway to Thorpe Lane. The planned improvements include:

  • Replacing the existing smaller sidewalk with a 10-foot wide multi-use path from CM Allen Parkway to Thorpe Lane;
  • Installing a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) crosswalk across Hopkins Street from City Hall to the Public Library;
  • Installing a PHB crosswalk across Hopkins Street at Riverside Drive; and
  • Adding a turn lane on Charles Austin at Hopkins Street and improving the traffic signal phasing plan.

Construction for the $1,483,000 project will be completed by Montoya Anderson Construction, Inc.  Funding for the project is provided partially through $2,000,000 in federal funding from the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) with the City contributing $250,000 toward project costs.  Construction is scheduled for completion by late Summer 2021, weather permitting.

To view how a PHB crosswalk works with traffic, watch this video of the device currently installed on Sessom Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pYboFeXWMc.


Hopkins St PM Handout Final