A ceremonial groundbreaking kicked off TxDOT’s project to redo the I-35/Posey Road interchange. From left are TxDOT Engineer Terry McCoy, city council members Saul Gonzales and Lisa Prewitt, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, Mayor Jane Hughson, Pct. 1 County Commissioner Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe, Becerra’s Chief of Staff Alex Villalobos, TxDOT Engineer Epi Gonzalez, Pct. 3 County Commissioner Lon Shell and Nathan McDaniel with U.S. Rep. Chip Roy’s office using shovels to pitch sand. Daily Record photos by Denise Cathey
Posey Road makeover gets underway
Mobility, safety and connectivity are all expected to improve as a result of a road project that ceremoniously broke ground on Wednesday.
The Posey Road project will significantly alter that roadway’s intersection with Interstate 35. Currently, Posey goes over the interstate but that will change.
The $31.7 million project includes tearing down that overpass and building a new one for the interstate so that Posey will run under I-35.
Speakers at the ceremony, which was held at San Marcos Toyota, included Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Austin District Engineer Terry McCoy, P.E., County Judge Ruben Becerra, County Commissioners Debbie Gonzales Ingalsbe (Pct. 1) and Lon Shell (Pct. 3) and San Marcos Mayor Jane Hughson.
The overpass from Posey Road spanning Interstate 35 will be taken down and rerouted under the interstate in the new design.
The 2.5 mile project will also add U-turn lanes, convert existing two-way frontage roads to one-way, in keeping with elsewhere along the interstate, and add lanes and paths for pedestrians and bicycles.
The work will be done in four phases and is expected to be complete in late 2020 or early 2021.
More on the project is available at the Mobility35 Program's website.