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December 11, 2017

Upper Kirby Construction
Work on Westheimer, Bissonnet, and Eastside Progressing
Westheimer Storm Drainage and Street Reconstruction:

The inclement weather this past week created some delay for the new sidewalk ,but work should push forward this week as the forecast is for clear skies.  

New sidewalks are nearly complete fronting the Bell Meade and Regency House. Finish  pavers have been installed on the north side of Westheimer  between Kirby Drive and Bellmeade Street. 

New sidewalks are being poured this week between River Oaks Blvd and Buffalo Speedway adjacent to St. John's School (pictured) and St John the Divine church  Please be wary of flagmen and other construction personnel in these  area s

Work continuing for the next few weeks includes  new pedestrian lighting,  landscape, and removal of  overhead poles. 

Bissonnet Storm Drainage  and Street Reconstruction:

New roadway pavement is being poured the next few days on the east bound lane between Belmont Street and Wakeforest Avenue. (pictured). East bound traffic is reduced to a single lane in this area.  

West bound traffic is reduced to a single lane past Belmont Street as new water line is prepared for installation. Please be wary of construction personnel and equipment as construction crews are currently excavating and
 installing underground utilities in these areas. 

On the west end of the project near Buffalo Speedway, crews have installed the new waterline and will soon begin repairing the roadway and driveways at the BBVA and HEB parking lots. 
Eastside Street Utility and Streetscape Improvements:
Eastside Street, south of Richmond Avenue, is progressing regardless of last week's rain. The new pavement scheduled for the southbound lane is planned for late this week. The contractor will begin the new pavement in the cul-de-sac and work towards Richmond Avenue.  Please observe all posted speed limit signs and exercise caution in the vicinity of work. 

Roadway improvements further north on Eastside Street at Alabama Street are moving quickly. Much of the new water line  and new storm line have already been installed. Please keep in mind that this half of the roadway has been completely removed, therefore, through-traffic on this street is prohibited. See traffic lane closures below. 

Traffic lane closures for this week on Eastside Street include:
1.Alabama/ Eastside intersection- Alternate Lane(s) will be closed Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. (pictured)
2. Eastside Street between Westheimer and  Alabama will be closed to through-traffic until February 24, 2018.
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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