Houston’s Public Works will soon install a new safe sidewalk on the west side of Mills Branch Drive between Riverpoint Village Drive and Clover Valley Drive. The implementation of this sidewalk became a priority for Councilmember Dave Martin after concerned parents contacted his office requesting this sidewalk to increase safety for students attending Shadow Forest Elementary School. Martin allocated $129,699 from Council District Service Funds to accommodate this request. Construction began Dec. 10 and is expected to be completed by the end of February, weather permitting. Crews will operate between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In an effort to not impede rush-hour traffic, lane interruptions and closures should only occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. As a result of the construction activities, drivers should 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. For more information, call Martin’s office at 832-393-3008.