Through a federal grant, the City of West University Place was awarded funding to replace the existing road surface of Buffalo Speedway. The project area will consist of the entire roadway between Bissonnet and Bellaire Blvd/West Holcombe. The road surface replacement will consist of a four (4) undivided roadway in the location of the current road. As part of this project, the City will also be making improvements to the current drainage system.
The City has contracted with the engineering firm Freese and Nichols, Inc. who is responsible for the first phase of the project (Design portion). Over the next 13 months, you will begin to see utility companies painting the streets and sidewalks, as well as placement of wooden stakes or marking flags in the City’s Right of Way (ROW) at or near your property. Please do not remove or alter these markings for the duration of the property as they are necessary to indicate any potential conflicts underground and/or measure the area properly.
The engineering design survey is currently in progress and will continue through January 2019. Geotechnical soil boring will began Monday, November 19 and will continue for up to 2 weeks. It will involve drilling 25 to 30 foot deep holes under the pavement to collect samples for determining soil conditions. These are small holes and will be sealed once samples have been collected.
PROJECT WEBSITE AND NOTIFICATION SIGN-UP
The City has created a project website (www.westutx.gov/buffalo) that will have the most up-to-date information regarding this project. You have also signed up to receive NewsFlash notifications on the project.
The City will also be hosting a total of three (3) meetings, two meetings will be with property owners that face or have a side yard/driveway on Buffalo Speedway, and one will be a general public meeting. Residents and interested parties will be allowed to ask the engineers and City staff questions regarding this project.
The First Meeting will occur March - April 2019 and direct notice will be provided to adjacent residents and property owners. Additional information will be distributed through NewsFlash as it becomes available for other meetings.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the City’s Project Managers:
Lead Project Manager Asst. Project Manager
Patrick Walters Gerardo Barrera