City to host public meeting to discuss upcoming Sessom Projects

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The San Marcos community is invited to a Public Meeting on May 5, 2022, to discuss upcoming Sessom Projects with City Staff. 

The City of San Marcos Engineering/Capital Improvements Department will present information about the Sessom/Academy Drainage Improvements & Sessom Creek Improvements Projects at a Public Meeting at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street, on May 5, 2022, beginning at 6:00 PM.

The meeting will be in-person, with City Staff from Resource Recovery & Emergency Management Departments present as well. There will be exhibits of the projects on display and attendees will be given the opportunity to comment and ask questions to staff following the presentations.

The Sessom Drainage & Street Improvements project limits are from Holland Street to LBJ Drive, and will include street, sidewalk, drainage, water, and wastewater improvements. Notable aspects of the project include the installation of a traffic signal at the Academy/Sessom Intersection, improvements to a City Bus Stop, and protected 6-foot bicycle lanes on both sides of the roadway. Construction will begin in May 2022 and is expected to last until Spring 2024.

For the Sessom Creek Improvements project, the City and the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP) have partnered to design and construct a project to stabilize Sessom Creek from N. LBJ to Canyon Fork. The City will remove the exposed wastewater main in Sessom Creek and make some repairs to the existing drainage along Sessom Drive.

The EAHCP will stabilize Sessom Creek to reduce the amount of sedimentation reaching the San Marcos River. The project was broken into 2 phases with Phase 1, Sessom Creek from N. LBJ to Canyon Road, currently under construction and Phase 2, Sessom Creek from Canyon Fork Road to Canyon Road now in design.

Phase 1 started construction in July 2021 and is scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2023.  One westbound lane and one eastbound lane of Sessom Drive will remain closed during construction. Phase 2 is currently at the 60% design phase and is scheduled to start construction after Phase 1 is completed.  

Public input is welcomed at the meeting and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.

For more information on the project, please call the City of San Marcos Engineering Department at 512.393.8130 or visit the project webpages here:

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