Traffic Will Continue to be Impacted During Next Stage of Buffalo Speedway Project

September 19, 2011

Traffic will be impacted in both directions on Buffalo Speedway this week as construction crews work to install storm sewer lines.

Crews last week began installing water lines along the east side of the roadway and will continue with the installation this week.

Flagmen will be directing traffic during the night as crews work to install storm sewer lines on Buffalo Speedway.

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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