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Construction Update 
Kirby Drive - Richmond to 59
Norfolk Work Continues Next Week
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Kirby Drive Construction

Work is scheduled to continue on several key components of the Kirby Drive reconstruction project next week as paving activity continues to move along on the west side of the roadway. Here are some things to look out for as you negotiate the construction zone:

Storm Sewer Work to Continue on Norfolk East of Kirby- Crews have been working over the past week to place a new storm sewer lateral line on Norfolk east of Kirby that will address the serious drainage deficiency in that area. The new line runs from Kirby east to Revere where it turns north and runs all the way to Richmond Avenue.

It was anticipated that paving would be underway over the past week, however, conflicts with underground fiber-optic lines have slowed progress. As a result of the conflict, the pavement section to be replaced is much wider dictating new permitting requirements with the City of Houston. The City has since responded to the changes proposed and we are on track to begin paving activities next week. Once underway, this process should take 3-4 days to complete. Over this period, Norfolk will be reduced to one-way traffic heading west from Revere to Kirby. Motorists will be able to exit Norfolk onto Kirby but will not be able to turn east down Norfolk from Kirby.

Northbound motorists looking to access destinations on Norfolk between Kirby and Revere may turn right onto Pourtsmouth and then right on either Park or Revere to access Norfolk destinations. Richmond can also be used to access Norfolk via either Park or Revere. Southbound motorists looking to access Norfolk destinations between Kirby and Revere should expect to turn left onto Richmond and use either Park or Revere to continue south to Norfolk.

US 59 Underpass Southbound Lanes  - Down to One Lane Over the Weekend-

The final phase of reconstruction of the southbound lanes under US 59 is scheduled to continue this weekend. Access southbound under the freeway will be maintained but squeezed down to one lane over this period as crews work to remove and replace the pavement under 59 and between the north and south frontage roads. This phase should begin around 10 PM Friday night and end around 5 AM Monday morning.

Buffalo Speedway Construction  

Upper Kirby contractors will remain demobilized next week as utility companies continue to work to relocate their services to the new underground facilities. It appears as though utility work could be complete by the end of July allowing roadway crews to begin paving activity in early August. Watch for further updates as this work progresses.


For more information on Upper Kirby construction projects and for issues and concerns as construction progresses, contact Travis Younkin at 713-524-8000 or email travis@upperkirby.org.
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