State Rep. Dwayne Bohac and Council Member Brenda Stardig Break Ground on Gessner Road Drainage and Paving Project

January 5, 2017

HOUSTON—State Representative Dwayne Bohac (District 138) was pleased to be invited to join Houston City Council Member Brenda Stardig (District A) along with representatives from Public Works & Engineering to officially break ground on the Gessner Road Drainage and Paving Project. The ceremony took place in front of Jerry’s Cleaners on Gessner Road Thursday morning. Special guests included Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member At-Large Mike Knox, Spring Branch ISD Board Member Chris Gonzalez and Spring Branch Management District Executive Director David Hawes.

The new Gessner Road project (N-000809-0001) from Long Point to Neuens provides for the design and construction of a six-lane divided concrete roadway with storm drainage, curbs, driveways, street lighting, traffic control, and necessary underground utilities. The street has deteriorated beyond normal maintenance and repair, and  the project will go a long way to improve traffic circulation, mobility, and especially drainage.

“Improving our local quality of life has always been one of my top priorities ,” Rep. Bohac said. “Beautification, safety, flood control and transportation are key components of this goal. The Gessner Road Project touches all four of these areas. As a lifelong resident of House District 138, I know firsthand and have heard from constituents for years that we need to improve and enhance this thoroughfare. I’m glad that it’s finally becoming a reality thanks to the hard work of Council Member Stardig,  local community leaders and transportation officials, the Mayor’s office and previous District A Council Members.”

Rep. Bohac has worked hard to push for local transportation improvement projects—especially along Long Point and Gessner Road—during his time representing the community and promised in a previous press release back in February 2014 that this project would be underway by 2017. Today’s groundbreaking fulfills that promise and will have a significant impact on the quality of life for the residents of Spring Branch.

“Improvement projects for Long Point are well underway,” added Bohac. “Now Gessner finally begins.”

An additional Gessner reconstruction project from I-10 to Long Point will begin soon. It will also include drainage and mobility improvements.

On November 8, 2016, Representative Dwayne Bohac was re-elected to represent House District 138. He is a small businessman and lifelong district resident. During the 78th Legislative Session in 2003, Rep. Bohac passed legislation creating the Spring Branch Management District (SBMD), which will work alongside the City on the Gessner project. The SBMD has worked on many projects in and around the Spring Branch community including mobility and transportation, environmental and urban design, monumentation and neighbourhood security to promote the redevelopment and growth of the area.

Bohac campaign photo

“Since his initial election to the State House, Representative Bohac has been a tireless supporter of Spring Branch ISD. He has worked hard to increase funding for our schools, including his strong support of the bill that provided pay increases for our staff in the last legislative session. Representative Bohac has also worked closely with our district to obtain support and passage of our initiatives to eliminate Robin Hood and to provide additional funding for high quality pre-K.”

Mike Fallick, Former SBISD School Board Member, Former President

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