Improving the roads we all travel
Like all cities, San Marcos has a unique blend of traffic patterns and routes that experience more traffic volume than others. We are conveniently situated between two major freeways, which means our roads easily take our residents where they need to go. It also means that San Marcos thoroughfares might be choice routes for others as well.
Over the past few years, the City has implemented many improvements to alleviate traffic in key areas including the:
- Coordination of traffic signals on San Marcos Boulevard, resulting in a documented 40 percent improvement in travel time;
- Replacement of outdated lights with LED traffic signals to enhance visibility and safety;
- Installation of new signals at key intersections to provide for safer travel and crossings;
- Advancement of our City’s signal reliability and speed with our citywide ethernet project and installation of fiber optic communication lines.
To encourage motorists to become part of the traffic solution. the City launched a new educational initiative to inspire more courteous driving in San Marcos. We encourage all drivers to remember the San Marcos manners that keep our roads safe and friendly for all.
Each of these initiatives, and many others, mean that the City of San Marcos is continually working to improve the infrastructure, systems and technologies used to manage our City’s traffic.