With 60 percent of the design now completed, the city of West University Place has set the second of three community meeting for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 as an update on the mammoth Buffalo Speedway Project to improve roadways and drainage.
The meeting will take place in the auditorium of the Community Building, 6104 Auden St. and will include both a presentation and an opportunity for feedback from affected property owners and the community in general.
Residents can also submit comments through Nov. 5 at firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing Buffalo Speedway Reconstruction Project in the subject line of their email.
Key components of the project include:
- Removal and replacement of the roadway pavement between Bissonnet Street and West Holcombe Boulevard. Construction will be approximately within the footprint of the existing roadway.
- Installation of box culverts to improve drainage from Bissonnet Street to south of West Holcombe Boulevard to connect to the Poor Farm Ditch.
- Replacement of traffic signals at Rice Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, and University Boulevard intersections.
The project is largely funded through a federal grant, and the road construction portion is administered through the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) with oversight by the city of West University.
The final public meeting is expected to occur in February or March of 2020, when the design is 90 percent complete.
To follow the project and to sign up for project alerts, go to westutx.gov/Buffalo.