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March 3
4:30pm- 5:30 pm
Prelude Music Concert Sponsored by MidiCi & Kiran's
March 10-March 18
Spring Break at 
Levy Park

March 24
Direct Energy Concert Series
Mango Punch 
Children's BINGO! Every Wed  night at 4:30 PM @ the Pavilion

March 3  Prelude Family Music Concert
March10-18 Spring Break at Levy Park
March 23rd-25th Chef Tim Love 
Pop Up Food and Drink 
March 24  Direct Energy Concert Series
12:30 - 3:00 Evelyn Rubio
3:30 - 5:30 Tony Vega Band
6:00 - 8:00 Mango Punch
March 30  Family Movie Night
7:30pm  Into the Woods, sponsored by Texas Childrens

Little  known fact...
Upper Kirby District Police Patrol  include uniformed, armed officers empowered to issue citations, enforce City ordinances and make arrests.

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February 26 2018

Upper Kirby Construction
Updates for Westheimer, Bissonnet, and Eastside for 2018!

Westheimer Storm Drainage and Street Reconstruction:

Westheimer Road improvements are moving forward this week with continued installation of   landscape and removal of power poles along all sections of Westheimer. 

This week concrete work will be occurring at Bellmeade Street and Westheimer Road  adjacent to the River Oaks Village Shopping Center. Please note that half of the road entrance to Bellmeade Street is closed for construction. 
Remaining work on Westheimer  includes installation of pedestrian benches and trash receptacles.

To everyone's much awaited anticipation, the new pedestrian and traffic lighting all along the corridor will be active later this week.

Bissonnet Storm Drainage  and Street Reconstruction:

Crews along Bissonnet will be busy this week if the weather cooperates. 
New storm lines will begin to be installed east of the Belmont Apartments to Wakeforest Avenue.

Westbound traffic has been closed (pictured) from Wakeforest Avenue and diverted to eastbound lanes all the way to Buffalo Speedway. Traffic is running in both directions in this area until you reach Buffalo Speedway.

New pavement has recently been installed on the eastbound lane past Dincans Street. Traffic is still reduced to a single lane as crews work on the left turn lane and center median approaching Kirby Drive.

Please be aware of construction crews and all temporary traffic signs on Bissonnet as they do change from day to day. 

Eastside Street Utility and Streetscape Improvements:

Work along all sections of  Eastside Street will be busy the next two weeks. 

The northern end of Eastside Street adjacent to Lamar High School recently received new roadway installation (pictured right).  New sidewalk installation and lighting are beginning this week.

Just north of Richmond Avenue, crews continue street and sidewalk demolition and excavation of the northbound lane. The northbound lane will be closed for construction although two way traffic will remain. 

The intersection at Richmond Avenue and Eastside Street will have construction activity through this week. Please we aware that traffic is reduced to a single lane. The new sidewalks adjacent to Levy Park are nearly complete.   Construction continues this week installing electrical for new street lighting and walkway lighting. Please be aware that this section will remain reduced to a single lane in each direction. 

Traffic lane closures for this week on Eastside Street include:
1. Eastside Street between Westheimer and  Alabama will be closed to traffic until March 24, 2018.

 IH 69 Southwest Freeway at the IH 610 West Loop ****Update****

IH 610 Southbound Exit to Fournace Pl. :   Total Closure Continuously until further notice.   
IH 69 Southbound Frontage Road between McCue Rd. and Chimney Rock Rd. : 1 Right, (Outside) Lane closed daily between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM thru Sunday, 02.25.18.
IH 610 Southbound Frontage Road between Westpark Dr. and Fournace Pl. : Total Closure nightly between 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM between Monday, 02.26.18 and Friday, 03.02.18.  
Post Oak Blvd (Southbound) between Transco One Dr. and Richmond Ave. : 1 Right, (Outside) Lane Closed daily between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM thru Sunday 02.25.18.
Newcastle (Southbound) between the IH 69 Southbound Frontage Rd and Westpark:   1 Right, (Outside) Lane closed c ontinuously.
IH 69 Southwest Freeway Express/HOV Lanes Entrance and Exit to Westpark :   Total Closure Continuously starting at the close of Express/HOV Lanes Operations on Friday, 02.23.18.  This closure will remain in place until further notice.  

For more information on Upper Kirby construction and related activities or for construction related issues or concerns, please contact Lee Cisneros at 713.524.8000 or  lee @upperkirby.org.   
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Photo Credit: Morris Malakoff 
courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy
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