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March 9th, 2010
City moves Sessom work up to this week

030910sessomWorkers with Austin Underground begin the Sessom Drive drainage and paving project along the busy arterial adjacent to Texas State University. Photo by Don Anders.

STAFF REPORT

San Marcos city officials say they’re taking advantage of slower traffic from spring break as they work on drainage and pavement improvements at the intersection of Sessom Drive and North LBJ Drive this week.

The work began Tuesday and is expected to last through Friday. City officials say the intersection will be all clear by next Monday, weather permitting.

The intersection improvements were scheduled for some time later in the five-to-eight week frame anticipated for a larger project that began last week. However, city contractor Austin Underground advised that the project would be best completed while Texas State students were out of town for the break.

The contractor is allowing traffic to move in all directions for the duration of construction.  Lane reductions on all approaches to the intersection will allow enough room to complete the work.

Traffic flow will shift as each quadrant of the intersection is completed and reopened. The contractor planned to do the eastbound portion Tuesday and Wednesday, then the westbound portion on Thursday and Friday.

The first phase of the Sessom Drive project will repair drainage inlets and install new culverts to improve drainage along Sessom. The project also will include some street reconstruction.

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