A project to improve a 2.9-mile stretch of the Southwest Fwy. feeder road between South Shepherd Dr. and Newcastle St. could get started as early as May 1, a rep from TxDOT says. And the Upper Kirby Management District contributed some funds to the $19 million project, which might give you an idea about what to expect.
Accordingly, The TxDOT rep says that the “old and failing” feeder will be repaved and, in some areas, widened. Trees will be removed. New sidewalks will be built, bad ones repaired, and substandard accessibility issues, like the absence of wheelchair ramps, will be addressed.
And Kirby Dr.-like decorative pavers, traffic signals, and backlit street signs will be installed in the major intersections at Buffalo Speedway, Greenbriar, and South Shepherd.
In all, the project will create smoother sailing right on past Lakewood Church . . .
. . . to Lancashire and Newcastle Dr., almost out to the Loop:
The project, says the TxDOT rep, is expected to take up to 16 months, with a planned stoppage during next year’s traffic-heavy holiday-shopping season.
- Project Detail [TxDOT]
Images: TxDOT (maps), Candace Garcia (Kirby Dr. at Kipling)