An artist’s rendering of the intersection of N. LBJ and Sessom Drive when a $6.6 million reconstruction project is completed, projected for spring 2015. ILLUSTRATION VIA CITY OF SAN MARCOS
Motorists will be detoured northbound on LBJ from Forest to Holland Streets and will use Chestnut as a southbound route during construction, which is anticipated to be complete in spring 2015.
City contractor Capital Excavation of Austin will begin setting up traffic control and erosion control devices on Monday. It is anticipated that crews will begin the first phase of work at the culvert on the northwest corner of LBJ and Sessom shortly afterwards. The North LBJ Reconstruction Project includes street, sidewalk, drainage, water and wastewater improvements.
Proposed sidewalks will vary in width from 5-ft to 8-ft and be constructed on both sides of the roadway. Bicycle improvements include 14-ft shared lanes. The existing undersized drainage, water and wastewater mains will be replaced with larger mains.
The Engineering project manager and staff held a neighborhood meeting at the First Lutheran Church on Holland Street Sept. 16 to update the neighborhood on the project. Area business owners and residents have been notified of the detour.
Just north of the Texas State University campus, this segment of N. LBJ Drive serves thousands of residents in northwest San Marcos and many pedestrians walking to and from campus and the downtown area.Email | Print