FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2017
 
Contact: Jessica Beemer (832) 393-3008
 
Construction Scheduled for Kingwood Drive Safe Sidewalk Projects
 
Houston, TX - Houston City Council Member Dave Martin is pleased to announce, in an effort to provide increased pedestrian mobility, the City of Houston's Public Works and Engineering Department will be in the Kingwood area to install a new safe sidewalk on the south side of Kingwood Drive from Lake Kingwood Trail east to Oak Street, repair the median sidewalk between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Kingwood Drive, and rehabilitate the existing sidewalk on the north of Kingwood Drive between Valley Manor and West Lake Houston Parkway.
 
Construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, and is expected to be completed by the end of August before school starts. The project will begin on the Kingwood Drive south sidewalk to ensure that pedestrian traffic is not interrupted. The project will then move to the median sidewalk repair, finishing up the project with the rehabilitation of the sidewalk on Kingwood Drive north. Council Member Martin has emphasized the importance of completing this project before the start of the school year to avoid additional traffic congestion.
 
Construction crews will operate between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, however, no lanes will be closed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to avoid adding congestion during rush hours. As a result of the construction activities, please expect intermittent lane closures. Flaggers and caution devices, like orange traffic control barriers, will be put in place on site to help with traffic flow through the construction zone.
 
Council Member Martin funded the rehabilitation of the Kingwood Drive north sidewalk utilizing his District Service Fund in the amount of $151,700.00. The other sections of the project were funded in the amount of $38,000.00 with funds from the Safe Sidewalk and Pedestrian Accessibility Programs with the City of Houston.
 
For more information, please contact Council Member Dave Martin's office at (832) 393-3008 or districte@houstontx.gov.
 
 

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