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May 19, 2017

Upper Kirby Construction
Final Section of the Northern Half of Westheimer Underway
Demo Begins West of Eastside
Westheimer Reconstruction: 
Kirby to Buffalo Speedway
 
Crews shifted traffic control on schedule last week to the stretch of the north side of Westheimer between Eastside and just west of River Oaks Boulevard. They have since begun removing the old roadway along this section and will continue to do so into next week. Once demolition is completed, crews will begin work on storm drain and water line installation. 

Lateral storm line work is now complete on Bammel and well underway on Sackett. Crews have completed storm installation on the east side of Sackett between Westheimer and Alabama and have placed concrete on the majority of the impacted roadway. Crews will continue next week placing new driveways at several residential and office locations along the street. Following concrete work, crews will reopen the eastern half of the roadway and switch over to the western half, where lateral inlet leads and new sanitary line will be installed. Storm work on Elbert and the restoration of the Philfall/ Sackett intersection will be undertaken after the traffic switch as well. Once all underground work has been completed, workers will overlay the entire roadway. During construction, two-way traffic will be maintained, although on street parking will not be available. 

Westheimer Reconstruction:
Kirby to Shepherd

Upper Kirby work on Westheimer between Kirby and Shepherd has been substantially complete since February, 2016 and has been awaiting removal of overhead utilities by various telecommunications companies prior to finalizing the back of curb area. 

Lines were finally removed last Thursday and Friday. Once CenterPoint Energy removes the poles, the back of curb area will be restored.  
A Westheimer Free of Overhead Power

Comcast is the sole utility on the poles remaining between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. Comcast has indicated that work would be completed late this month. Look for further updates as this work progresses. 

Bissonnet Reconstruction:
Kirby to Buffalo Speedway

Work on Bissonnet between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway was stopped late last year due to a contractor dispute. Work began between the Kirby intersection and Dincans on the north side of the street. Upper Kirby retained a second contractor to complete work on this area. This contractor completed this work just prior to the holidays. The remainder of the work has been repackaged for a new bid. The project will be bid in June with construction  likely   beginning in July. 
  
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.   
Upper Kirby Conference Center
    

Upper Kirby's Conference Cente r is centrally locat ed and easily accessible  from US 59 and Kirby Dr. in the hear t of Houston. 

Ideal for hosting your organization's seminars, meetings or social events.
 42' x 26' Room (1,092 sf.)
  •  Exterior door accessible after business 

  • hours and on weekends
  •  Wi-Fi / Internet Accessible
  •  64" television/projection screen
  •  Kitchenette with sink, coffee maker, ice maker an
  • d microwave oven
  •  Ten - 6' x 2' collapsible conference tables
  •  Large Conference table - 18' x 4 ½ 'OR can be reconfigured to:
1 (One) -55" x 55" round table and
3 (three) -55" x 55" square tables
  •  18 - Conference chairs
  •  40 - Stackable chairs
  •  Credenza
Room accommodates 75-100 guests standing  buffet reception style set-up.
 
For more information, contact  Linda Gilliam at 713.524.8000 or  linda@upperkirby.org
 

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Photo Credit: Morris Malakoff 
courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
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