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Upper Kirby Update

January 6, 2012  

Buffalo Speedway Construction  
Crews Begin Final Pavement Work on East Side
Crews Pour the New Roadway  
Buffalo Speedway Construction

Crews returned to work this week following the holiday break with driveway installation on the east side of the roadway.

To date, contractors have completed overhead utility burial, new water line and storm sewer installation and have paved all main lanes on the eastern half of the street. This week crews began work with the reconstruction of the Purdue St. entrance just south of the Westpark intersection. The access point was reconstructed in halves so as to allow ingress and egress during construction. Storm sewer work at the Westpark intersection was also ongoing.

Next week crews will begin work reconstructing HEB driveways as well as the eastern half of the Bissonnet intersection. Sidewalk installation could also begin as early as next week. It is expected that the Westpark intersection will be reconstructed in the next two weeks. Work will then shift to the west side of the roadway where pavement preparation will begin. Project completion is on pace for March of this year.

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.
Upper Kirby Expands Security Services

The Upper Kirby District began a new and expanded police patrol on January 1 aimed at implementing a more direct and proactive approach to crime prevention in the area.  


The patrol consists of off-duty HPD, Metro Police and Texas State Troopers contracted through Houston  Metro Coordinators Inc. The new patrol offers the District: 

  • 24/7 coverage
  • 100% of officer's time spent within the Upper Kirby contract boundaries
  • Upper Kirby identified police vehicles
  • Direct contact to HPD dispatch and processing systems to allow for seamless coordination with regular HPD patrols
  • Direct contact to the officer on-duty via a District supplied cell phone

In the first four days of coverage, the new Upper Kirby patrol made one arrest for criminal mischief, two arrests for possession of marijuana, preformed 125 business checks and 32 hot-spot checks.  


Security services are provided to commercial properties by the Upper Kirby Management District and are available by subscription to Upper Kirby single-family residents and Home Owner's Associations.  


For more information on the expanded security services or to subscribe to the patrol, call 713.524.8000. 

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