After More than a Year of Construction, Buffalo Speedway Nearly Complete

June 8, 2012

After more than a year of construction, work on Buffalo Speedway is nearly complete.

After more than a year of construction, work on Buffalo Speedway is nearly complete. Some of the remaining work includes the installation of pedestrian benches and trash receptacles, pedestrian lighting installation and some sandblasting concrete treatments.

All sidewalks, lanes and driveways are now unobstructed. Some of the remaining work includes the installation of pedestrian benches and trash receptacles, pedestrian lighting installation and some sandblasting concrete treatments.

“Thank you to all of the motorists, patrons and business owners for your patience during this construction,” Upper Kirby Deputy Director Travis Younkin said.

The Upper Kirby District started the Buffalo Speedway Improvements Project last February. The $5.6 million project included the addition of two traffic lanes, storm sewer system upgrades, moving overhead utilities underground and creating a new pedestrian friendly streetscape.

The improvements to Buffalo Speedway are expected to improve traffic congestion.

The project included a beautified streetscape that functions well for pedestrians and cars, Younkin said. The project is the same concept as Kirby Drive between Richmond and Westheimer.

Streetscape improvements include pedestrian lighting, enhanced sidewalks and crosswalks, benches and improved landscaping.

Trees were cut down prior to construction last February, but new trees have been planted every 25 feet up and down the street.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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