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METRO Summer Fun Pass
Upper Kirby Conference Center Now Open
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June 16, 2017

Upper Kirby Construction
Final Section of the Northern Half of Westheimer Underway
Westheimer Reconstruction: 
Kirby to Buffalo Speedway
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. 

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. 

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. 

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 was bid last week. The apparent low bid was Reytec Construction Resources. Construction  is estimated to begin  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.   

METRO Summer Fun Pass

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
  •  75" 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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