Houston City Council Member Dave Martin is pleased to announce, in an effort to provide increased pedestrian mobility as well as safety, Houston Public Works will be installing concrete sidewalks and wheelchair ramps on the east side of South Shaver, from 4415 South Shaver Street to the driveway at Yes Prep Southeast Public School, 353 Crenshaw Road, Houston, Texas 77034.
Construction is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 7, and is expected to be completed Wednesday, August 28, weather permitting. Crews will begin work at the Yes Prep Southeast Public School driveway and work towards 4415 South Shaver Street. Crews will operate between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and will not be permitted to close or use heavy equipment on traveling lanes between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lane closures are expected between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. As a result of the construction activities, please be aware of flaggers and caution devices, like orange traffic control barriers, that will be put in place on site to help with traffic flow through the construction zone.
The installation of this sidewalk became a priority for Council Member Martin after an administrator at Yes Prep Public Schools contacted the District E office regarding the lack of sidewalk for students traveling to and from Yes Prep Southeast Public School. To address the safety hazards the lack of sidewalk posed, Council Member Martin was happy to allocate $80,904.00 from Council District Service Funds for the installation of the sidewalk.