By Grant Barber
Sessom closed down yesterday to one lane each way, north and south bound. This $6.5 million dollar renovation project has been designed to reconstruct the roads, add bike lanes and sidewalks, upgrade water and wastewater utilities, as well as, improve our drainage. The construction has not only affected neighboring residents and businesses, but it has also caused the Texas State Bobcat Shuttle buses to re-route from those destinations that involved Sessom. The Bobcat Shuttles will no longer drop off or pick up in the Quad Bus Loop. LBJ resident Nicole Villafona discussed the effects of the LBJ construction.
“I’ve had to add 10 minutes to my departure time so I can get to where I need to be on time, and also I’ve had to take different routes to get back to my apartment,” Villafona said.
Officials are hoping to re-widen Sessom by August 18.