With Road Construction Complete on Buffalo Speedway, Crews Work to Beautify Streetscape

May 7, 2012

After completing pavement and underground infrastructure work in March, crews have now begun landscaping on Buffalo Speedway between Bissonnet and US-59.

Last week, new median landscaping was installed throughout the west side of the project area. Crews will move over to the east side of the roadway after completing tree-grate installation.

As the project nears completion, crews will continue planting work and will begin running cable to the newly installed pedestrian light foundations.

Crews will be working this week to restore the medians approaching Buffalo Speedway on Bissonnet to their original appearance. Irrigation work is ongoing.

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 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.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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