Crews are now working on the north side of Westheimer between Eastside and just west of River Oaks Boulevard. Over the last week, they have continued demolition efforts and have progressed both storm sewer and water line installation. This activity will likely continue for two to three more weeks, at which point, pavement preparation and placement can take place. 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 pavement work on Sackett on the east side of the street and have been working to construct the storm sewer inlet leads to the west side of the street. This work will continue next week. Storm work on Elbert and the restoration of the Philfall/
Sackett intersection still remains on this piece of the project. 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 is scheduled for mid June 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. 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 has been repackaged for a new bid. The project will be bid in June with construction
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