Major road construction begins and could lead to delays

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A huge reconstruction project is beginning along Bissonnet between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway.

It's a major east-west thoroughfare, just south of US-59.

Crews are currently demolishing about 400 feet of roadway just east of Buffalo Speedway.

The goal is to improve storm drainage, rebuild the road and add sidewalks, bus shelters, and pedestrian lighting.

Crews are preserving the existing medians and trees in the road.

The Upper Kirby district says it will take about 11 months to complete the project.

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