August 14, 2015
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008

Emergency Repairs Scheduled for Lawndale Street

Houston, TX - Council Member Dave Martin advises residents that the City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department (PWE) will conduct an emergency street repair project on Lawndale Street near State Highway 225 beginning tomorrow, Saturday, August 15. The first phase of the repair project, which will involve the milling of the street's existing asphalt, will commence on Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and is expected to be completed before the day's end. Construction will be located under the overpass bridge near Lawndale's 9800 block.

The milling work on Saturday will begin on the westbound side of the street, with motorists being diverted to the street's eastbound lanes before the grass median. Traffic will then be swapped to the westbound lanes as construction is completed on the eastbound side of Lawndale. Flagmen and other standard traffic control measures will be in place to direct motorists. Council Member Dave Martin's office has also reached out to the Houston Police Department's Eastside Division to monitor for further traffic control assistance.

Following Saturday's construction, all lanes on Lawndale Street will reopen as the Public Works and Engineering Department further analyzes the condition of the road's subsurface. A surface replacement project will then be scheduled once the analysis is complete. Please be advised that in the intervening days traffic in the affected area will travel over a milled surface. While this surface will be smoother than the section's current condition, drivers are encouraged to proceed mindfully and with caution. Additional traffic impacts may also occur if a problem is discovered with the street's base which necessitates its closure.

Please note that all project timelines are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. For questions or concerns on the emergency street repair project scheduled to begin on Lawndale Street tomorrow, Saturday, August 15, please contact Council Member Dave Martin's office at 832-393-3008 or via email at [email protected].