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Upper Kirby Update 

July 19, 2013  

Upper Kirby Construction
Demolition Continues Between Argonne and Dickey
Westheimer Reconstruction East
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Paving, Drainage and  Streetscape Improvements Project: 


The first section of underground duct bank construction has begun on Westheimer Road between Argonne Street and Dickey Place. Crews began demolition last week between driveways along this block face and will likely begin excavation early next week to install the ducts that will eventually house the overhead utilities on the street.


As duct installation progresses east from Argonne, crews will remove the roadway sections adjacent to driveways installing temporary material as they go to maintain access. Once complete, asphalt will be placed and work will move to the next 800-foot section east of Dickey Place. This phase should last for approximately the next two weeks.

Motorists should expect traffic to funnel down to one lane in either direction on the south side of the street to navigate around active construction sections.


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 travis@upperkirby.org. 


US 59 Frontage Road Reconstruction
TxDOT Work Moves East Toward Upper Kirby
Current US 59 Construction Approaching Upper Kirby


US 59 Frontage Road Reconstruction 610 to Shepherd


The Texas Department of Transportation is reconstructing frontage roads between 610 and Shepherd.


Work will include the complete replacement of frontage road and underpass pavement as well as new sidewalk installation. Work is being undertaken between intersections with crews working on intersections over nights and weekends in an effort to minimize disruption.

Work began between 610 and Weslayan on June 24th and is expected to run through the end of August. Work between Weslayan and Buffalo Speedway began yesterday, July 18th and is expected to continue roughly through the first part of October.

Between Weslayan and Buffalo Speedway crews have begun demolition on both sides of US 59. Workers are starting on the curbside lanes along both the north and south sides of US 59 and are pushing traffic down to one inside lane to get around the work zone. Once the outside lanes have been poured, TxDOT will move traffic onto the new lanes and begin removal of the inside lanes.

Crews have saw-cut the south side of the freeway and are currently working on the north side while demolition crews are following behind punching holes in the pavement. Work will progress on the south side of the freeway from Weslayan toward Buffalo Speedway, U-turn and continue on the north side of the freeway moving toward Weslayan.

As the demo is completed, asphalt sub-base will be placed followed by concrete. Crews will complete the straight runs between driveways before pulling up driveways and pouring concrete. If a property has more than one drive, TxDOT will close one for removal and will re-open it prior to impacting the second access point. If a property only has one driveway, it will likely be removed and reconstructed in halves to maintain access.

Currently, asphalt is scheduled to begin on Monday.
Please look for further updates as this project progresses.


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