Project C-1 Construction Pictures - February 2019

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The contractor digs a drilled shaft near Mason into which an overhead sign column will be placed. (left) During this work crews test the soil where digging is occurring to make sure there is not too much sand in it, as that causes the soil surrounding the shaft to shift. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - January 2019

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Crews spread soil between Mueschke and Mason. The contractor will then compact the soil, on top of which the widened outbound mainlanes will be constructed.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - December 2018

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Crews work to complete the outbound frontage road between Mueschke and Mason. (left and right) They finished this work in January 2019, and began working on the outbound mainlanes in this area.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - November 2018

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Crews have completed Mason Road under US 290. (left) The contractor has also placed down asphalt and rebar for the outbound frontage road just before Mueschke. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - October 2018

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The contractor poured concrete for a portion of the outbound frontage road between Mueschke and Mason. (left) Crews placed down rebar for the frontage road in this area as well. (right) The outbound frontage road is anticipated to be completed in the first quarter of 2019. 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - September 2018

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The contractor is completing the last portions of Mason Road under US 290. (left) Crews are also working to complete the outbound frontage road from Mueschke to Mason, that work is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - August 2018

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The contractor surveys newly placed steel rebar which will reinforce concrete for the widened outbound frontage road before Mason. (left) Crews work to complete Mason Road at US 290. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - July 2018

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Crews move equipment in the area of the inbound frontage road and Louetta. Here the frontage road is partially completed, it is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - May 2018

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The contractor is performing Next Generation Concrete Surface operations along the mainlanes between Mason and Mueschke. (left) In this process, the machine grinds the pavement, then places longitudinal grooves in it. (right) This helps reduce the noise created by tires rolling on the pavement, and this work will be done on all US 290 mainlanes.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - April 2018

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The contractor lays asphalt for the new outbound frontage road between Mueschke and Mason. (left) Just east of there, the contractor has completed a portion of the bridge structure for the outbound frontage road over Fairfield Channel. (right)

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - March 2018

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The new outbound entrance from Cypress Rose-Hill/Fry was opened to traffic. (left) Crews continued work on the widened outbound frontage road near Fairfield Channel. (right)

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - February 2018

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A fourth inbound mainlane was opened in February 2018 between SH 99 (Grand Parkway) and Cypress Rose Hill/Fry, providing motorists with additional capacity during their morning commutes.

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - January 2018

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The contractor places storm sewer underneath what will ultimately be the new outbound frontage road just before the Fairfield Channel. (left) Crews will later build a new bridge over the channel itself. (right)

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - December 2017

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The outbound mainlane bridge over Mason is nearing completion.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - November 2017

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Crews wrap up after completing a portion of a sign structure along US 290 inbound just east of Mueschke. (left) When complete, this will display exit signs for Cypress Rose Hill/Fry and Skinner. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - October 2017

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The contractor works to build a new overhead sign structure column along US 290 inbound between Mason and Mueschke.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - September 2017

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The contractor prepares the US 290 outbound mainlanes over Mueschke for paving. (left) Crews have opened both the inbound and outbound frontage road U-turn lanes at Mason. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - July 2017 

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A crew works on a signage column above the ground along US 290 westbound near Mason Road. 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - June 2017

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Crews switched motorists onto new eastbound mainlane pavement. (left) The contractor also began work on both the westbound and eastbound frontage road U-turns at Mason. (right)

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - May 2017

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This month the contractor opened Mueschke Road underneath US 290.

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - April 2017

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The contractor shapes and brushes what will be the concrete railing for the future US 290 eastbound mainlane entrance before Mueschke.

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - March 2017

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A crew mixes and blends soil west of Mueschke.(left) Another crew gets soil ready for compaction close to the Mueschke intersection, this work is being done for the US 290 eastbound mainlanes and frontage road. (right)

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - February 2017

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The new US 290 eastbound exit to Cypress Rose Hill/Fry is open, allowing motorists to exit the roadway a half-mile ahead of the previous exit and avoid the signalized intersection at Mueschke.(left) Crews work on reconstructing Mueschke underneath US 290. (right)

 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - January 2017

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Crews work to complete the new US 290 eastbound exit to Cypress Rose Hill/Fry.  With this exit, drivers will no longer have to exit before Mueschke to get to Cypress Rose Hill/Fry.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - December 2016

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Crews move soil that will ultimately form a portion of the US 290 westbound mainlanes  before Mueschke. 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - November 2016

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Crews work on future US 290 westbound widening just before the overpass at Mueschke.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - October 2016

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 The contractor performs inlet work on the US 290 westbound mainlane bridge over Mason  Road. Inlets allow water to drain off the mainlanes during rain events.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - September 2016

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The contractor pours concrete over steel rebar for the US 290 widened outbound mainlanes just west of Mason Road.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - August 2016

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The contractor clears right of way (ROW) where the new US 290 outbound frontage road will be built between Mueschke and Mason. (left) Beams have been placed and decking put on top for the widened US 290 mainlanes over Mueschke. (right) 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - July 2016

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A crew works on the US 290 outbound mainlanes over Mueschke. Here they are working on the top of the new supporting retaining wall.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - June 2016

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Crews install coping on top of the US 290 outbound mainlane bridge over Mason Road. Coping is concrete with pieces of steel rebar attached, which connect the mainlane railing and the mainlane pavement together.

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - May 2016

 

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Crews work to complete the US 290 inbound mainlanes over Mason Road. By the end of May 2016, construction on this project was 55 percent complete.


 

Project C-1 Construction Pictures - April 2016

 

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The contractor works on the US 290 eastbound mainlanes just past Mason Road, where crews recently laid down an asphalt base. (left) Later they will pour concrete over the asphalt. (right)


 

Project C-1 March 2016 Pictures 

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The contractor installs new storm sewer just east of Mason Road (left).  Later, crews will build the new US 290 outbound frontage road on top (right).

Project C-1 February 2016 Pictures 

 Crews dig west of Mueschke, where new storm sewer will be placed (left). The contractor works to complete the new retaining wall at Mueschke, and the widened outbound US 290 mainlanes will be built between the wall and the existing roadway (right).

Project C-1 January 2016 Pictures 

 crews continue work on the outbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just west of Mason Road. Once the retaining wall is complete, the widened mainlanes will be built between the retaining wall and the existing roadway.

Project C-1 December 2015 Pictures 

Crews install retaining wall panels for the widened outbound US 290 mainlanes just before Mason Road. The vertical tree-like pattern on these panels is part of the TxDOT Houston District’s Green Ribbon Project, an effort to improve the appearance of area highways.

 

Project C-1 November 2015 Pictures  

These images show the contractor building the new outbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just before Mason Road. The wider mainlanes will be built in the space between this new retaining wall and the current roadway.

Project C-1 October 2015 Pictures 

These images show crews working along the outbound US 290 frontage road before Mason. New storm sewer will soon be installed in this area.

Project C-1 September 2015 Pictures 

 

These pictures show the progress crews are making on the inbound US 290 mainlane retaining walls. The left image was taken just before Mueschke Road, the one on the right just after Mason Road.


Project C-1 July 2015 Pictures 

 You can see the contractor moving forward with construction of the inbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall and storm sewer installation, just west of Mason Road.

Project C-1 June 2015 Pictures 

 These pictures show the contractor installing storm sewer along the inbound US 290 frontage road, just west of Mason Road.

Project C-1 May 2015 Pictures 

 In these pictures, crews continue to work along the inbound frontage road just past Mason Road. The contractor will install storm sewer, and then complete the frontage road.

Project C-1 April 2015 Pictures 

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In this picture, the contractor works to install storm sewer along the inbound US 290 frontage road just east of Mason Road. After that work is done, crews will build the new frontage road on top.

Project C-1 March 2015 Pictures 

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In this picture, the contractor is working to clear space along the inbound US 290 frontage road just east of Mason. Ultimately motorists will be moved onto temporary pavement in this space, allowing the contractor to rebuild the frontage road.

Project C-1 January 2015 Pictures 

 

Here you can see the contractor working to clear space along the inbound US 290 frontage road between Mason and Mueschke Roads. Later crews will put down temporary asphalt in that space, to which motorists will be moved while crews build a new inbound frontage road where they used to drive. Once the new frontage road is finished, motorists will be moved onto it.


Project C-1 December 2014 Pictures 

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This picture shows how the contractor has removed a portion of the inbound US 290 frontage road between Mason Road and Mueschke Road. Ultimately crews will lay down new asphalt in this area.

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