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Upper Kirby Construction Update

November 11, 2011 

Kirby Drive
On Pace for a November Finish
Buffalo Speedway Construction 1 Kirby Drive Construction
Kirby Drive construction between Richmond and US 59 is just weeks away from substantial completion.

Over the past week, Kirby Drive work has focused on center median construction and brick paving installation to include the crosswalks at the Richmond/Kirby intersection. Traffic signal poles and mast arms have also been installed at signalized intersections. Planting soil was also mixed in preparation for tree and landscape planting to take place next week. Over the coming week crews will continue work on the center of the roadway and will tie up any brick paving work still unfinished. Trees and landscaping will be installed and pedestrian furniture and amenities will continue to be laid out. 

Motorists should expect construction activity to move along the curbside lane as back-of-curb improvements and landscaping are installed and along the center of the roadway as the median progresses from south to north.

Buffalo Speedway Construction   Buffalo Speedway work will continue this month with storm sewer installation and roadway paving activities.

This past week, crews made significant progress on storm sewer installation setting manholes and continuing to progress northward with the new inline detention installation.

Construction began mid-February 2011 and is currently on pace to be completed late February/early March 2012 putting total construction time at just over one calendar year despite a significant delay by utility providers in transferring services underground and setting new terminal poles outside of the project area. To date, overhead utilities have been relocated underground, new water line installation is complete and storm sewer improvements have begun leaving only paving and streetscape amenities to be completed over the next several months.

Motorists should expect paving activity in November to focus on the east side of the roadway causing traffic control to remain in its current condition for much of the month. Once paved, traffic barriers will be moved to the west side of the roadway to finish the pavement.

Look for further updates as any traffic switches will be announced as they are scheduled. 
 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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