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Buffalo Speedway Construction

Posted on: April 29, 2022

Buffalo Speedway Construction Update

Buffalo Project

With the completion of Phase 3 Step 1A and 1B which included the installation of the new storm sewer boxes between Cason Street to Amherst Street on the eastside, the contractor (SER Construction) will begin Phase 3 Step 2 of the project. Phase 3 Step 2 will include the installation of new storm sewer boxes, inlets, roadway paving and driveway aprons on the west side of Buffalo Speedway from W. Holcombe to Amherst St. 

What to expect in Phase 3 Step 2:

Traffic ControlBeginning Friday, May 13, at 7am traffic will be shifted to the east side and reduced to one – way NORTHBOUND ONLY from W. Holcombe to Amherst Street. (Note - this will be a deviation from the current traffic control plan that allows southbound traffic between University and W. Holcombe.)   

Southbound traffic needing access to W. Holcombe Boulevard or other streets south of Rice Blvd on Buffalo Speedway, will be encouraged to detour east on Bissonnet, south to Kirby then west to W. Holcombe.    All other traffic traveling southbound past Bissonnet, will be detoured either east or west at Rice Blvd.

Work Zone – Construction will be a “rolling zone” on a block by block basis beginning at the intersection of W. Holcombe and Buffalo speedway progressing north towards the intersection of Amherst and Buffalo Speedway.

Driveway access – Driveway access for residents on the west side of Buffalo Speedway will be impacted for approximately 3-4 weeks. This impact will occur while the new storm boxes are installed, as well immediately after to complete the roadway paving and driveway replacement. Impacted residents will be notified in advance.

Intersections – Intersections to side streets along Buffalo Speedway south of University Blvd will remain open until the rolling work zone reaches a particular intersection. Pavement of intersections during this step will utilize high strength compression concrete that will expedite opening the intersections once pavement work is completed. 

Looking Ahead – when the project reaches the intersection of University Blvd and Buffalo Speedway, the proposed work will require a complete closure of the intersection for approximately 5-6 weeks.   This will require a specific traffic control plan for the motoring public.  Please ensure to check the project website for more details when they become available.

Intersection Closure Updates:

  • The west side intersection closure of Sunset Blvd. & Buffalo Speedway originally scheduled for Wednesday April 27 has been rescheduled to be closed for 3 – 4 weeks beginning Monday, May 9. 
  • The west Side Intersection of Tangley & Buffalo Speedway will be closed for approximately 3 – 4 weeks beginning on Wednesday, May 4. 
  • The west side intersection of Georgetown Street and Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 10 (pending the completion of Phase 4 Step 2 of the project).  
  • The west side intersection of Robinhood & Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on May 2.
  • The west side intersection of Plumb and Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on May 18. 
  • The west side intersection of Albans & Buffalo Speedway is now open.
  • The west side intersection of Nottingham & Buffalo Speedway is now open.

Construction will cause disruptions. Project staff will work diligently to provide ample notification to affected residents, especially during the removal and replacement of driveways and roadway sections in front of homes. Residents and the motoring public are reminded to plan their trips accordingly, obey traffic & safety signage, and pack their patience when traveling through the construction zone.

All residents living in and around Buffalo Speedway are highly encouraged to sign up for news and alerts for this project. Please visit www.westutx.gov/buffalo for more details.

If you have any questions regarding the Buffalo Speedway Project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at (713) 662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.

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UPDATE: The temporary closure of the west side intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Buffalo Speedway that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 has been postponed until further notice. 

Beginning Wednesday, April 27 at 8:00am, the west side intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews begin removing and replacing the existing roadway paving and ADA sidewalk ramps. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately three (3) – four (4) weeks (pending favorable weather). The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. 

UPCOMING WORK - Scheduled in early May, crews will continue to install the remaining storm sewer boxes of Phase 3 Step 2 of the project on the west side of Buffalo Speedway from W. Holcombe to University. Simultaneously the paving crew will follow behind the storm sewer box installation. Driveway access for residents on the west side of Buffalo Speedway will be impacted for approximately 3-4 weeks.  Impacted residents will be notified in advance. (Dates are subject to change) 

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts 

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Sunset Buffalo Speedway

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Update 4/14/2022: Wednesday, April 20, beginning at 8:00am, the west side intersection of Plumb and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews begin removing and replacing the existing roadway paving, driveways and ADA sidewalk ramps. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately three (3) – four (4) weeks (pending favorable weather). The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. 

Current intersection closure updates: 

  • The west side intersection of Albans & Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 19.
  • The west side intersection of Nottingham & Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 22.
  • The east side intersection of Duke & Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on May 11.
  • The west side intersection of Robinhood & Buffalo Speedway is tentatively scheduled to reopen on May 9.
  • Please note, the originally scheduled closure of the west side intersection of Sunset & Buffalo Speedway has been postponed. 

 Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts 

 For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Plumb Buffalo Speedway

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Update 4/8/2022: Monday, April 11, beginning at 8:00am, the west side intersection of Robinhood and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews begin removing and replacing the existing roadway paving, driveways and ADA sidewalk ramps. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately three (3) – four (4) weeks (pending favorable weather). The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. 

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Robinhood Buffalo Speedway


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Wednesday, April 6 beginning at 8:00am, the west side intersection of Nottingham and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews begin removing and replacing the existing roadway paving, driveways and ADA sidewalk ramps. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately three (3) – four (4) weeks (pending favorable weather). The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. 

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

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Update 3/24/2022: Reminder, the east side intersection of University and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed tomorrow beginning at 7:00am until approximately 5:30 PM. The intersection will reopen over the weekend but will RECLOSE beginning Monday, March 28, 2022 through the rest of the week.

Tentatively scheduled April 4, 2022 at 7:00 a.m., the west side intersection of Sunset and Buffalo Speedway will be closed while crews begin the removal and replacement of the roadway surface.  The scheduled work includes demolition, ground grading & preparation, form setting and concrete installation.  The intersection is anticipated to re-open in approximately 3 - 4 weeks once the work has been completed.  Note that inclement weather may postpone work activity until the following day.

The closure of the east side intersection of Albans and Buffalo Speedway that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 23 has been rescheduled until Monday, March 28.  The intersection will be closed for approximately 3 – 4 weeks.

Current intersection closure updates:

  • The eastern intersection of Duke Street and Buffalo Speedway will remain closed for approximately the next 3 weeks.
  • The eastern intersection of Pittsburgh and Buffalo Speedway will open Friday, March 25.

 Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts

 For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

 

Update 3/18/2022: Over the next two weeks, the following intersections along Buffalo Speedway will temporarily be closed:

  • **Friday, March 25 at 7:00 a.m. **, the east side intersection of University and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews install dewatering equipment for the project. This will disrupt travel trying to travel northbound on Buffalo from both sides of University Blvd.  Westbound traffic will be detoured to Belmont, then Rice to continue north or southbound travel on Buffalo Speedway. Westbound travelers wanting to access University Blvd., will need to take the detour, proceed past Buffalo Speedway on Rice Blvd., turn left onto Rutgers and onto University Blvd. Eastbound traffic will be detoured to Rutgers then Rice to continue north on Buffalo.   Access to travel southbound on Buffalo Speedway from University Blvd. will be unaffected. Eastbound travelers wanting to access University Blvd. will need take the detour, proceed past Buffalo Speedway on Rice Blvd., and turn right onto Belmont and onto University Blvd.
    • The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed at approximately 5:30 p.m. the same day, however the intersection will RECLOSE Monday, March 28 starting at 7:00 a.m. and remain closed for approximately 1 week (pending favorable weather) while crews install temporary drainage.  
  • Beginning Wednesday March 23 at 7:00 a.m., the west side intersection of Albans Street and Buffalo Speedway will be closed while crews begin the removal and replacement of the roadway surface.  The scheduled work includes demolition, ground grading & preparation, form setting and concrete installation.  The intersection is anticipated to re-open in approximately 3 - 4 weeks once the work has been completed.  Note that inclement weather may postpone work activity until the following day.

 Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

 To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts

 For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

University Buffalo Speedway Detour Map FINAL


Tuesday, March 8, beginning at 7am, the eastern intersection of Duke and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews complete underground storm sewer installation. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately two (2) – three (3) days. The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. During this temporary closure the eastern intersection of Carnegie and Buffalo Speedway will be reopened. Once the work has been completed at Duke and Buffalo Speedway the eastern intersection of Carnegie and Buffalo Speedway will temporarily close for approximately one (1) – two (2) weeks. In the event of inclement weather, the intersection closure will be postponed to the following day.

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts                

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Duke and Buffalo Speedway Closure

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UPDATE: The temporary closure of the eastern intersection of Duke and Buffalo Speedway that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 1 has been postponed until Wednesday, March 2. The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately 6-8 hours. The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed.

Tuesday, March 1, beginning at 7am, the eastern intersection of Duke and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews install dewatering equipment for the project.  The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately 6-8 hours. The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed.

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts              

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Duke and Buffalo Speedway Closure



Update 2/23/2022: On Thursday, February 24, the eastern intersection of Pittsburg and Buffalo Speedway will be closed for approximately 3 – 4 weeks while crews complete the installation of the new storm sewer boxes for the progression of Phase 3.

As a reminder, the intersection of Carnegie & Buffalo Speedway that was closed on February 14, 2022 will remain closed for approximately 2 more weeks.

Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays if traveling through the construction zone. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit, www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Pittsburg  Buffalo Speedway Closure

Update 2/21/2022: With the underground storm sewer installation complete for Phase 4, the contractor (SER Construction) has substantially completed the paving portion between Amherst Street to Bissonnet Street on the east side of Buffalo Speedway. Crews will begin site cleanup by removing tree protection around the area, repairing irrigation systems, completing yard leveling, installing sod and final housekeeping to area in the right-of way (ROW) affected by construction.  

Starting Monday, February 28, SER will mobilize in preparation for the upcoming traffic switch to begin Phase 4 Step 2. Work in this phase will consist of installing new storm drainage inlets, paving of roadway, driveway, and pedestrian ramps. 

What to expect in Phase 4 Step 2:

  • Traffic Control – Traffic will be shifted to the east side of Buffalo Speedway and be reduced to one lane flowing in each directions between Georgetown and Bissonnet.
  • Work Zone – Construction will be a “rolling zone” on a two (2) block basis beginning at the intersection of Bissonnet and Buffalo speedway progressing towards the intersection of Georgetown and Buffalo Speedway.
  • Driveway Access – Driveway access for residents on the west side of Buffalo Speedway will be impacted two separate times. The first time for approximately 2-3 weeks to complete roadway paving. The second time for approximately 2-3 weeks for driveway paving. During the secondary impact residents will be able to park directly in front of their home on Buffalo Speedway.
  • Intersections -  The intersection of Georgetown Street and Buffalo Speedway on the west side of Buffalo Speedway will be closed for the duration of Phase 4 Step 2. The other west intersections to side streets along Buffalo Speedway will remain open until the rolling work zone reaches a particular intersection. Pavement of intersections will utilize high strength compression that will expedite opening the intersection once pavement work is completed.

Construction will cause disruptions, however project staff will work diligently to provide ample notification to affected residents, especially during the removal and replacement of driveways and roadway sections in front of homes. Residents are reminded to pack patience when traveling through the construction zone for safety precautions.

Residents living in and around Buffalo Speedway are highly encouraged to sign up for news and alerts for this project. Please visit www.westutx.gov/buffalo for more details.

If you have any questions regarding the Buffalo Speedway Project, please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at (713) 662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.

Buffalo Speedway Phase 4 Step 2

Buffalo Speedway Phase 4 Step 2 Progression


Update 2/10/2022: Friday, February 11 beginning at 7am, the eastern intersection of Carnegie and Buffalo Speedway will be temporarily closed while crews install dewatering equipment for the project.  The intersection is expected to be closed for approximately 4-6 hours. The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed. 

On Monday, February 14, the eastern intersection of Carnegie and Buffalo Speedway will be closed for approximately 3 weeks while crews complete installation of the new storm sewer boxes.  The intersection will be re-opened once the work has been completed.

Carnegie Buffalo Speedway Closure

Project staff will work diligently to provide ample notification to affected residents.  Drivers should plan their travel routes accordingly and expect delays. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts          

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Update 2/8/2022: The water shut off originally scheduled for Thursday, February 10 has been postponed until Monday, February, 14 for the west side of the 6400 block and the east side of the 6500 block of Buffalo Speedway This water shut off will allow crews to work on necessary waterline connections in the immediate area.

Residents should anticipate the water being off for approximately 6 hours minimum between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the water shut off will be postponed to the following day. Residents may notice a slight water discoloration after the restoration of service, however, this does not affect water quality. While it is unlikely that the water shut off will affect appliances, residents are reminded to check them ahead of time to ensure proper operation.   

If you have any questions regarding water quality after service restoration, please contact the Public Works Department at 713-662-5839.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

To view important alerts or to sign up to receive project updates for the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts        

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Update 1/14/2022: The contractor (SER Construction) has completed installing all the Storm Sewer boxes in Phase 4 between Amherst Street to Bissonnet Street. Crews will continue to pave the eastside roadway and driveways for the next 4 – 5 weeks. Following the completion of this work, the contractor will shift traffic to the eastside lanes and begin removal and replacement of the westbound lanes between Amherst and Bissonnet.

Beginning the week of January 24, the contractor will be preparing the Traffic Control Plan (TCP) to begin work on Phase 3 of the project. Phase 3 will consist of installation of new Storm Sewer boxes from Cason Street to University Boulevard, as well as roadway and driveway removal and replacement. Due to the complexity of the work, Phase 3 will be divided into a series of steps:

  • Phase 3 – Step 1A & Step 1B
    • Traffic Control – Traffic lanes will be reduced to one-way southbound only between University Boulevard and W. Holcombe Boulevard. Northbound traffic into West U will be detoured to Kirby Drive.
    • Work Zone – Construction will be a “rolling zone” on a block by block basis.
    • Driveway Access – Driveway access for residents on the east side of Buffalo Speedway will be impacted two separate times. The first impact will be a short period while the new storm boxes are installed. Once installation of the boxes are completed, crews will place temporary asphalt as the work zone moves northward allowing access to driveways. The second impact will last approximately 3-4 weeks when road paving is scheduled in Phase 3 Step 3.  Residents impacted by Phase 3 Step 3 will be notified in advance.
    • Intersections – Intersections to side streets along Buffalo Speedway will remain open until the rolling work zone reaches a particular intersection. Once the work is completed, temporary asphalt will be placed at each intersection for quicker access until paving is scheduled. Cason St. access will remain temporarily closed throughout the remainder of the project to limit cut through traffic.
  • Phase 3 – Step 2
    • Traffic – Traffic lanes will be shifted to the east side and reduced to one-way northbound only between University Boulevard and Amherst Street. Southbound traffic needing access to W. Holcombe Boulevard or other streets south, will be detoured west on University Boulevard to Kirby Drive.
    • Work Zone – Construction will be a “rolling zone” on a block by block basis.
    • Driveway Access – Driveway access for residents on the west side of Buffalo Speedway will be impacted for approximately 3-4 weeks. This impact will occur while the new storm boxes are installed. Once installation of the boxes is completed road paving will occur. Impacted residents will be notified in advance.
    • Intersections – Intersections to side streets along Buffalo Speedway will remain open until the rolling work zone reaches a particular intersection. Pavement of intersections during this step will utilize high strength compression concrete that will expedite opening the intersections once pavement work is completed.
  • Phase 3 – Step 3
    • Traffic – Traffic lanes will be shifted to the west side and reduced to one-way southbound only between University Boulevard and W. Holcombe Boulevard. Northbound traffic into West U will be detoured to Kirby Drive.
    • Work Zone – Construction will be a “rolling zone” on a block by block basis as previous steps. Work during this step will involves removal and replacement of roadway and driveways on the eastside of Buffalo Speedway between W. Holcombe Boulevard and University Boulevard.
    • Driveway Access – Driveway access will be impacted for 3-4 weeks. Crews will remove the temporary asphalt that was placed during Phase 3-Step 1 and complete roadway and driveway paving.
    • Intersections – Intersections to side streets along Buffalo Speedway will remain open until the rolling work zone reaches a particular intersection. Pavement of intersections will utilize high strength compression concrete that will expedite opening the intersections once pavement work is completed.

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Project staff will work diligently to provide ample notification to affected residents and alternative options during construction of each step.

All residents living in and around Buffalo Speedway are highly encouraged to sign up for news and alerts for this project. Please visit www.westutx.gov/buffalo for more details.

If you have any questions regarding the Buffalo Speedway Project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at (713) 662-5847 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.


Update 12/13/2021: Starting today, the 3000 – 3100 blocks of Sunset Blvd. will be inaccessible to and from Buffalo Speedway for 2-3 weeks. During the closure the Contractor (SER Construction) will finish installing storm sewer boxes at Sunset Blvd. on Phase 4 of the project. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

To view important alerts regarding the Buffalo Speedway Project visit, www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts   

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Sunset Closure

Update 11/5/2021: Construction on Phase 4 of the Buffalo Speedway project continues. Weather permitting, beginning Monday, November 8th access to the 3000-3100 block of Rice Blvd to and from Buffalo Speedway will be restricted and will re-open on Wednesday, November 10th. The work zone for Phase 4 between Rice Blvd and Georgetown consists of roadway paving. The current traffic control plan continues to allow for one lane of travel in each direction while work is completed on the northbound lanes. Drivers should expect delays.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   

To view important alerts regarding the Buffalo Speedway Project visit, www.westutx.gov/BuffaloAlerts  

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Update 10/22/2021: Great Progress on Buffalo Speedway: The Contractor (SER Construction) has finished installing storm sewer boxes from Amherst St. to Georgetown St on Phase 4 of the project. Crews are currently paving the road for residents to have access on these blocks. The Contractor has moved forward to the next three blocks from Lafayette St. to Tangley St. to continue installing and leveling the storm sewer boxes followed by the road paving. 

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For the latest updates and to sign up for text message and email alerts on the Buffalo Speedway Project, visit www.westutx.gov/buffaloalerts.

Update 9/22/2021: Construction on Phase 4 of the Buffalo Speedway project continues. The work zone for Phase 4 between Amherst St to Wroxton consists removing and replacing the roadway pavement, underground drainage work, and necessary waterline connections. The current traffic control plan continues to allow for one lane of travel in each direction while work is completed on the northbound lanes. Drivers should expect delays during this work. Weather permitting, beginning Thursday, September 30, access to the 3000-3100 block of Rice to and from Buffalo Speedway will be restricted during the day as crews prepare for the installation of storm sewer boxes. The intersection will reopen during the evenings.

Temporary Water Shut Off Information:
In order to complete waterline connections, it will be necessary to shut off the water at various times during the project. Please see the blue box on the map below for the areas that will be impacted. All affected residents will be notified ahead of time prior to the shutoff and should anticipate the water being off for approximately 6 hours minimum between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Residents may notice slight water discoloration after the restoration of service, however, this does not affect water quality. While it is unlikely that the water shut off will affect appliances, residents are reminded to check them ahead of time to ensure proper operation.  If you have any questions regarding water quality, please contact the Public Works Department at 713-662-5839.

Buffalo Speedway Phase 4 Update

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

To sign up to receive news and updates on the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/buffalo.

Update 7/26/21: Construction along Buffalo Speedway- Phase 4 in West University Place will begin sooner than anticipated. Phase 4 consists of work starting on Amherst St. progressing north to Wroxton Rd. 

In August the Contractor (SER Construction) will begin setting up traffic control devices to prepare the work area. Work in Phase 4 will consist of installing a new storm sewer line and connections to the existing lines along Buffalo Speedway.  The proposed drainage work is scheduled to be installed block by block in an attempt to prevent multiple side streets from being closed at once. Motorists should plan their travel route accordingly and expect delays. 

Following the storm sewer construction, the Contractor will complete the roadway replacement, curbs, driveways and sidewalks. The paving work will be performed on the northbound lanes first and subsequently on the southbound lanes. To complete Phase 4, the Contractor will then construct all medians along Buffalo Speedway and place final roadway striping and other appurtenances required to complete the roadway. 

There will be times when resident driveway access along Buffalo Speedway will be impacted during construction. City staff will work with the contractor in an attempt to mitigate impacts whenever possible and inform property owners ahead of time.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

To sign up to receive news and updates on the Buffalo Speedway Project, please visit www.westutx.gov/buffalo..

Phase 4 - Buffalo Map

Update 6/23/21: The contractor (SER Construction) has been working diligently over the last 3 months making great progress on the Buffalo Speedway Project. As of June 18, the contractor has installed approximately 640 Linear Feet of storm water boxes spanning from the outfall at Poor Farm Ditch, behind St Vincent De Paul Church and on Buffalo Speedway. The project remains on schedule with the next milestone of arriving at the intersection of W. Holcombe and Buffalo Speedway within the next two months. The waterline work is substantially complete, however there are still several connections at various intersections left to be completed.  All water lines will be tested prior to being placed in service.

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For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Project Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Please sign up to receive notifications about the Buffalo Speedway Project by visiting www.westutx.gov/buffalo.  

Update 5/12/21: The contractor (SER Construction) has substantially completed the waterline on the east side of Buffalo Speedway from Amherst St. to Bissonnet St. Waterline work will continue beginning at Tangley. The continuing work will include lateral side street connections from the west to the east side of Buffalo Speedway. These connections will tie the new waterline in with the existing line. 

Cutting Pipe to Connect Valves            (Cutting pipe to connect valves)

Connecting Gate Valves to New Pipes        (Connecting gate valves to new pipes)


For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov

Please sign up to receive notifications about the Buffalo Speedway Project by visiting www.westutx.gov/buffalo.

Update 4/29/2021: The contractor (SER Construction) continues to work on the waterline on the east side of Buffalo Speedway. The first and second section between Amherst to Rice and Georgetown to Sunset is substantially complete. The current work continues moving north between Albans to Bissonnet. Please note, partial lane closures of the outside northbound travel lane of Buffalo Speedway will continue during all waterline work. The waterline will not be placed in service until the installation is complete and all appropriate testing is complete.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.

Please ensure to sign up to receive notifications about the Buffalo Speedway Project by visiting www.westutx.gov/buffalo.

Update 4/15/2021: The contractor (SER Construction) continues working on the waterline on the east side of Buffalo Speedway. The first segment between Amherst to Rice is substantially complete. Current work continues moving north between Rice and Plumb. Note that partial lane closure of the outside northbound travel lane will continue during all waterline work.  The waterline will not be placed in service until the installation is complete and all appropriate testing is complete.

Beginning April 19th, SER will begin breaking ground at the outfall behind St. Vincent’s church. This will initiate work on the installation of the new section of underground drainage pipes for the drainage system. This work is anticipated to take 3 months. Staff and contractor are coordinating efforts with the Church during the construction project.

Buffalo - waterline update 4-15-2021

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.

Please ensure to sign up to receive notifications about the Buffalo Speedway Project by visiting www.westutx.gov/buffalo.

Update 3/22/2021: The contractor for the Buffalo Speedway project will begin work tomorrow, March 23, 2021 north of Amherst St. to make preparations for improvements to the new water line. The waterline work will be within the City’s Right of Way (ROW) on the east side of Buffalo Speedway.  For the safety of motorist and construction crews, this work will require the partial closure of the outside northbound lane of Buffalo Speedway. The lane closure will be done three (3) blocks at a time and expected to last 4 weeks each time until the work is complete. Inclement weather may delay progress.

Site restoration will be scheduled upon the completion of all waterline work. 

Please ensure to sign up to receive notifications about the Buffalo Speedway Project by visiting www.westutx.gov/buffalo.

For questions regarding this project, please contact Capital Projects Manager Eduardo Barreto at 713-662-5848 or via email at ebarreto@westutx.gov.

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