Buffalo Speedway Project on Hold for the Holidays

December 23, 2011

Crews working on improvements to Buffalo Speedway are taking a break for the holidays and work is expected to start up again in the first week of January.

Pavement installation was completed on Tuesday on the main lanes along Buffalo Speedway. Crews will resume pavement work at the intersections of Bissonnet and Westpark and driveway installations in the New Year.

The Upper Kirby District started the Buffalo Speedway Improvements Project in mid February. The $5.6 million project includes 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, when completed, are expected to improve traffic congestion.

The project includes a beautified streetscape that functions well for pedestrians and cars, Upper Kirby Deputy Director Travis 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.

Buffalo Speedway will have trees spaced 25 feet up and down the street.

The project was expected to be complete by November, but because of delays, the project is several months behind, Younkin said.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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