Interim City Manager M. Christopher Peifer stated the city of West University is monitoring the start-up and will continue to keep residents informed about possible disruptions as a result of the construction.
“Although this will not directly involve our streets, it will create mobility issues in both our general and greater Rice Village areas,” he said. “We will work with the contractor to ensure limited impact on the City and will continue to update residents as to potential traffic congestion in the area.”
Contractor Calco’s Vice President Henry Happel stated the company will do everything they can to minimize as many disruptions that they can. “During the period of construction there will be one lane of traffic and emergency traffic while they work on the other lane,” he continued. “The street involved will become one-way with no parking allowed on the street. “
The following streets and anticipated dates of construction are as follows; the streets involved are the sections between Kirby and Morningside:
Nottingham Street, Nov. 9 – Dec. 23
Dryden Street, Nov. 9 – Dec. 23
University Blvd., Jan. 4 – Feb. 2, 2016
Sunset Drive, Jan. 4 – Feb. 2, 2016
Shakespeare Street, Feb. 2 – Mar. 16, 2016
Happel said there will be no work during the Thanksgiving holidays (Nov. 26-29) or Christmas holidays (Dec. 23- Jan. 4).
West U will continue to update residents of any changes to the schedule or expected delays.