Work continued this week on the north side of Westheimer between Eastside and just west of River Oaks Boulevard. Over the past week, crews have continued to remove old pavement in this area and have completed installation of the new 54-inch storm sewer through the River Oaks Boulevard intersection. Water line installation is also underway through this area. It is anticipated that crews will complete underground work through the intersection next week and can then begin concrete placement preparation. Concrete placement from River Oaks to Eastside is expected to begin next week as well. The goal is to complete lanes and driveways on the north side of the street by mid-July and shift pavement efforts to the south side of Westheimer.
Crews have nearly completed lateral storm sewer line work through Bammel and Sackett. This week, crews were able to complete work through the Sackett/Philfall intersection and will continue next week with storm sewer work on Elbert.
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.
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.
Several trees installed did not survive installation and the contractor has been working to secure matching replacements. Tree work began this week and will include limbing up of healthy trees to better clear the pedestrian path.
Lines were finally removed May 11th and 12th. 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. Final pole removal is anticipated in July. Look for further updates as this work progresses.
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 was bid last week. The apparent low bid was Reytec Construction Resources. Construction
is estimated to begin
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