HAYS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A stretch of road where three people died in a two-vehicle crash in April is now safer for drivers.
On Friday, a ribbon cutting was held to ring in the completion of the various safety and mobility projects along Ranch to Market 12 between San Marcos and Ranch to Market 32 near Wimberley. The road now has shoulders and turn lanes, which officials say will help cut down on the number of head-on and rear-end collisions.
For Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley, this project makes a huge difference to the neighboring communities.
“It’s the main road that connects a large portion of the county and there were a lot of accidents, a lot of safety concerns, no shoulders no turn lanes,” said Conley.
Businesses on RM 12 have long said it is not uncommon to see drivers try to pass even in areas where it is not allowed.
Funds for the improvements came from the 2008 voter-approved road bond, Texas Department of Transportation and federal funds such as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and CAMPO.