FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2015
Contact: Lauren Laake (832) 393-3008
Intersection Improvements and Safe Sidewalk Project Scheduled for
Northpark Drive and Woodridge Parkway
Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin is pleased to announce that in an effort to provide better mobilty, the City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department will be in the Kingwood area to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Northpark Drive and Woodridge Parkway. In addition to the traffic signal installation a Safe Sidewalk will be installed along the westbound lanes of Northpark Drive from Woodridge Parkway to Glade Valley providing a safe path for students who attend Kingwood Park High School and Northeast Christian Academy's Upper Campus. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 5, 2015, and is expected to be completed by the beginning of December.
The $250,000 intersection improvement project is being funded by Council Member Martin's Council District Service Fund City Council approved in Fiscal Year 2015 and as a result of the Kingwood Area Mobility Study conducted by Gunda Corporation, LLC last year.
Construction crews will operate between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with most work occurring between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m in an effort to avoid rush hour traffic. During this time, please expect intermittent lane closures due to these construction activities. Flaggers and caution devices, like orange traffic control barriers, will be put in place on site that will help with traffic flow through the construction zone. Council Member Martin's office has also worked with the Houston Police Department's Kingwood Substation to help ease traffic congestion.
For more information, please contact Council Member Dave Martin's office at (832) 393-3008 or [email protected].