|Westheimer Reconstruction East |
Paving, Drainage and Streetscape Improvements Project:
Texas Sterling Construction (TSC) will begin mobilizing crews and equipment for utility work on Westheimer between Shepherd Drive and Kirby Drive as early as next week. Please look for further updates next week as sequencing details are finalized.
This first phase of what will eventually be a complete roadway reconstruction will entail overhead utility burial, a process that will consist of approximately four to five months of duct bank construction followed by relocation and reconnection activities undertaken by CenterPoint Energy and associated telecommunications providers.
Once the underground duct banks are constructed, the roadway will be temporarily paved and striped allowing full vehicular access while CenterPoint and the telecommunications companies reconnect services underground. The duration of this reconnection work will be up to the utility providers though 45 to 90 days is typical.
While the various utility companies work to reconnect the eastern half of Westheimer, the Upper Kirby Redevelopment Authority (UKRA) will aim to begin duct bank construction between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. The UKRA expects to bid this western section of Westheimer later this summer.
Once the utilities have been removed and the lines brought underground east of Kirby, 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 and last approximately 10 months.
For more information on Upper Kirby construction and related activities or for construction related issues or concerns, please contact Travis Younkin at 713.524.8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.