TxDOT, Hays County and Partners Officially Open Yarrington Bridge over I-35
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – On October 19 Hays County joined the cities of Kyle and San Marcos to help TxDOT officially open the Yarrington Road bridge over I-35.
The very-much-improved bridge now has six travel lanes and sidewalks as well as U-turn bridges in both directions. Along with the bridge improvements, segments of the access roads are widened and realigned and are one-way, improving mobility and safety for drivers as well as pedestrians.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant thanked TxDOT, the cities, partners and contractors for their assistance with this $12.2 million project, part of the voter-approved 2008 pass-through bond program. TxDOT District Engineer Terry McCoy, P.E., also thanked all involved in this state-county partnership, noting that without that successful program Yarrington Bridge and many other improvement projects would not happen.
For more information about the 2008 road bond projects, visit www.co.hays.tx.us and choose the Transportation Projects link.
Left to right, cutting the ribbon to officially open the Yarrington Bridge improvement project, are Victor Vargas, P.E., TxDOT Area Engineer, HNTB Vice President Richard Ridings, San Marcos Councilwoman Jane Hughson, City of San Marcos City Manager Jared Miller, County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., TxDOT District Engineer Terry McCoy, P.E., Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones (with scissors), Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant, Precinct 4 Commissioner Will Conley, San Marcos Mayor Daniel Guerrero and San Marcos Councilman John Thomaides. Holding the ribbon on the right is HTNB’s Laura Harris, P.E., project manager.