TxDOT placed traffic control outbound on the US 59 service road between Kirby and Buffalo beginning on August 21, 2013. This section of frontage road is the next in a pavement replacement project that will run from 610 at US 59 all the way to Shepherd. The inbound side of the freeway could see traffic control placed here as early as the week of August 26, 2013.
The first order of business for TxDOT is to saw, cut and demolish the outside lane of traffic as has been the case in the western segments. Demolition could begin as early as August 23, 2013. Crews will be working seven-days-a-week to complete the work here and are expected to be between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway through late November.
During off peak hours, motorists should expect only one lane of traffic to be available around the construction zone, including directly in front of the American Red Cross Greater Houston Area Chapter. Between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon and between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., multiple lanes will be available to traffic.