Current Projects

Buffalo SpeedwayThe Public Works Department addresses the city's utility and transportation needs through projects that restore, maintain and improve existing infrastructure and streets. Capital projects may include infrastructure needs of the Water, Wastewater, and Drainage utilities, the city's streets, and sidewalks, and city facilities. These projects are funded through a variety of sources that make up the City's Capital Improvement Fund.

Buffalo Speedway

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 section of road that traverses the City beginning at the 5300 block (south of Bissonnet) and ending at the 6700 block (north of W. Holcombe/Bellaire). As part of this project, the City will also make improvements to the drainage system. 

City Wide Paving & Drainage Improvement Project

In 2019, the City authorized the completion of a City Wide Drainage Modeling Study that evaluated and modeled existing conditions of the City's drainage system.  The results indicated that the majority of the City has limited drainage capacity, with some areas having less than 2-year capacity. These findings indicated a need to improve the city's streets and drainage system. 

The City of West University Place’s residents on the 4100 & 4200 block of Law Street currently receive their water from the City of Houston. This project will plan the installation of a 4” inch water line to allow these blocks to be serviced by the City of West University Places water distribution system.  

Due to the age and size of this pipe, repair parts are becoming difficult to acquire. This project will replace approximately 2.400 Linear Feet of 14” cast iron pipe with a new 16” PVC line. 

The City of West University Place’s Wastewater Treatment Plant has been in operation since 1982. Major mechanical equipment is nearing the end of their useful life and are in need of replacement. This project will construct an elevated office building, provide upgrades to the equipment, provide a flood resilient facility, as well as improve the efficiency of the wastewater treatment process to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Stay Connected 

To receive updates from the City on projects, initiatives and news, please sign up for West U Alerts.

To stay connected, you can also download the MYWestU app, free to download in the Apple and Google Play app stores.