Newly paved access roads prompt safety concerns in San Marcos

Newly paved access roads prompt safety concerns in San Marcos. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Lanmon)
Newly paved access roads prompt safety concerns in San Marcos. (KXAN Photo/Lauren Lanmon)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Upgrades to the I-35 access road in San Marcos is leading to safety concerns from those who live nearby.

The roads have been grated and repaved over the past couple of weeks and the lines have not been repainted. “The bridge is right after the exit, so if a semi truck is going down it, they’ll just run you off the road so I’m just very concerned. I’ve seen two or three almost accidents already because it’s not striped right now,” said San Marcos resident Sarah Bahntge.

Currently, there are tabs on the road to show where the lanes are, but Bahntge says many drivers are becoming confused as they try to merge with speeding traffic due to the road having a sudden turn lane. “You think you have some time and then that exit happens and then it goes off again back to one lane. It’s going to take an accident for anyone to pay attention to anything in this town, it always does.”

KXAN reached out to TxDOT. The department says they are aware of the concern and they will paint the lines after the entire project is done. TxDOT did not say when they expect to complete the project.

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