Road Crews to Spend Next Several Weeks Installing Water Lines Along Buffalo Speedway

September 26, 2011

Road crews have begun installing water lines along the east side of the roadway and will continue with the installation over the next several weeks.

The installation of storm sewer lines will follow shortly after.

Once the water line work is complete, paving preparation is expected to begin.

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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