Summer road closure planned to expedite Birnham Woods Drive widening project
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Summer road closure planned to expedite Birnham Woods Drive widening project
Project Update: Contractor Main Lane Industries has completed installation of a majority of the underground storm sewer for the Birnham Woods Drive widening project and now is working on subgrade widening.
To help expedite the road project, Main Lane will close Birnham Woods Drive to through traffic between Lexington Boulevard and Waterbend Cove in June and from Lexington Boulevard to Trophy Ridge in July. The first closure will start the week of June 6. All lanes are scheduled to reopen before the first of August so that school traffic is not disrupted. Detour signs will be placed to reroute drivers unfamiliar with the area.
Over the next several weeks, Main Lane will be working on subgrade widening, stabilization and pavement.
One concrete pour already was completed early Saturday morning.
The project was awarded in mid-January to Main Lane Industries in the amount of $2,989,756.42. The project is contracted for 420 calendar days and started March 1.
Scope: The project will widen Birnham Woods Drive from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane asphalt road with roadside ditches between Waterbend Cove and Trophy Ridge. It also will widen Birnham Woods Drive from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete road with curb and gutter and underground drainage from Trophy Ridge to Rayford Road.
Once completed, there will be two lanes plus a left-turn lane in each direction on Birnham Woods Drive at the intersections with Waterbend Cove and Lexington Boulevard.