Upper Kirby District Street Talk
In This Issue:
Westheimer Construction
METRO Re-Imaginging Survey
Surls on Kirby:
Coming Soon

Community Resources
Graffiti Problem?
Click here to contact us about graffiti abatement services.

Clogged Inlets? Click here  to Request Area Inlet Maintenance 
inlet clean up

UK Phone Booth
Upper Kirby District
Join Our Mailing List

Upper Kirby Update 

October 11, 2013  

Upper Kirby Construction
Traffic Shift Next Week
Duct Bank Installation on Westheimer



Paving, Drainage and  Streetscape Improvements Project: 


Utility duct bank construction on Westheimer between Shepherd and Kirby is focusing again next week on a 1000-foot construction zone just east of Dickey Place along the north side of Westheimer.


Asphalt restoration is still on track to be complete here next week and the traffic shift to the next 1000-foot section east is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 17th. There is a chance of rain over the weekend that could impact Saturday progress, but likely work will progress on schedule next week. Motorists should expect Kingston access onto and off of Westheimer to remain closed as duct work is completed.


Once asphalt restoration takes place, work will shift east to the Shepherd intersection and continue for another 3-4 weeks. There will be a small run of duct work turning north on the west curbside of Shepherd for a few hundred feet that will make for tight right turns from Shepherd southbound turning west onto Westheimer. Look for updates as that piece is scheduled. The final phase of utility work will take place on the south side of the roadway between Kirby and Argonne in preparation for the continuation of underground duct work on the south side of Westheimer all the way to Buffalo Speedway.


Upon completion of this phase of work, 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 early in 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 travis@upperkirby.org.   

Reimagining METRO
METRO Looking for Your Input

METRO is looking for citizen input over the coming months to re-imagine the system.

As Houston continues to grow, the transit agency is looking to redefine the existing networks and service plans to make for a more efficient existing system.

The following survey will allow you to voice your opinion on what the goals and priorities of the system should be moving forward.
To take the 15 minute survey, visit www.TSRSurvey.com.

For more information on this process, visit www.TransitSystemReimagining.com.

If you have a new business, development or community event that you would like included in the monthly Upper Kirby news, please contact us at 713.524.8000 or submit to streettalk@upperkirby.org
Requests will be posted subject to space availability and appropriateness of content.
Upper Kirby is a constantly evolving urban area marked by an outstanding location, great shopping, unique residential neighborhoods, smart development and a small town feel. It is an area of successful businesses, involved communities and a synergy between the public and private sectors. It is the heartbeat of Houston and everywhere you want to be.