|Westheimer Reconstruction East |
Paving, Drainage and Streetscape Improvements Project:
Design for Westheimer Road between Shepherd and Kirby is complete and awaiting City signatures.
Originally scheduled for construction in January, the project met with some delay late in the design process and then again with City review. Plans were submitted for signature at the beginning of March and are currently still with the City of Houston.
The hope is to receive bids late next week and make a selection at the April 24th Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 19 (TIRZ 19) board meeting. Notice to proceed with construction should be given early next month.
The first phase of this project will entail overhead utility burial, a process that will be comprised of approximately four to five months of duct bank construction followed by relocation and reconnection activities undertaken by CenterPoint Energy and associated telecommunications providers. The duration of this connection phase is ultimately up to the utility companies, however, this phase will have little to no impact on traffic.
Once the utilities have been removed and the lines brought underground, Upper Kirby will move forward with drainage and underground infrastructure improvements followed by complete repaving of the roadway. The project will also entail the installation of a pedestrian-oriented streetscape similar to the treatment provided on the recent Kirby Drive and Buffalo Speedway projects. Roadway reconstruction is anticipated to begin in January 2014.
For more information on Upper Kirby construction and related activities, please contact Travis Younkin at 713.524.8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.