Project D Construction Pictures - February 2019

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Crews drill holes into the sides of concrete poured on the HOV lane near Telge. (left) Later the contractor installs steel rebar into the holes, that connect sections of concrete pavement. (right) This will complete the final section of the HOV lane in this project.

Project D Construction Pictures - January 2019

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The contractor removes existing asphalt from the middle of the mainlanes near Telge. In this area the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will be built. Once that is done, the mainlanes in this project can open in their final configuration.

Project D Construction Pictures - December 2018

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The contractor poured more concrete over a drainage system on top of which the HOV lane will be located. (left) After the concrete was poured, a finishing machine smoothed out the concrete. (right) Once this work is completed, the mainlanes in this project can open in their final configuration.

Project D Construction Pictures - November 2018

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The contractor made progress on a drainage system on top of which concrete for the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will later be poured.

Project D Construction Pictures - October 2018

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Crews have placed drainage underneath an area between Telge and Mueschke where the HOV lane will eventually be located.  They are now working to complete the pavement over the drainage system.

Project D Construction Pictures - September 2018

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Crews work to complete the middle portion of the mainlanes near Telge. (left) Most of the middle mainlane concrete in this project has now been poured. (right)

Project D Construction Pictures - August 2018

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Crews place new storm sewer underneath the middle portion of the mainlanes before Skinner. (left) This month the contractor placed new street signage along the entire project limits, from Telge to Mueschke. (right)

Project D Construction Pictures - July 2018

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A crew demolishes existing pavement in the middle of the mainlanes between Barker Cypress and Skinner. (left) With the inbound and outbound mainlanes completed, this is the last mainlane portion remaining to be done. (right)

Project D Construction Pictures - June 2018

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The contractor completes a portion of the outbound frontage road before Skinner. (left) The middle portion of the mainlanes and the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane are the only major tasks left to complete in this project. (right)

Project D Construction Pictures - April 2018

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The contractor has placed down base material for the outbound frontage road between Barker Cypress and Skinner. Later asphalt, steel rebar and concrete will be placed on top.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - March 2018

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Crews pour concrete over steel rebar for the middle portion of the mainlanes between Barker Cypress and Skinner.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - February 2018

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The contractor works near a trench drain along the outbound mainlanes before Skinner.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - January 2018

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The contractor continues to set rebar for the widened outbound mainlanes before Skinner.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - December 2017

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The contractor has opened the new outbound mainlane exit to Mueschke. The exit is located farther away from Mueschke, which allows exiting motorists more time and space to move over to the right lane if they need to turn north onto Mueschke.

Project D Construction Pictures - November 2017

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The contractor works to complete the new outbound exit to Mueschke. Anticipated to open in late November 2017, this exit will be farther away from Mueschke, allowing exiting vehicles more time and space to make their movements.

Project D Construction Pictures - October 2017

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A crew works to compact soil behind what will be the outbound mainlane retaining wall before at Skinner. After the soil is in place, the contractor will place asphalt and pour concrete on top to complete the mainlanes.

Project D Construction Pictures - September 2017 

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Crews have completed the US 290 outbound frontage road bridge over Cypress Creek. To the left of the bridge, construction is currently occurring on the remainder of the outbound frontage road as well as the outbound mainlanes.

Project D Construction Pictures - July 2017 

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The contractor digs where new storm sewer will be placed along the US 290 westbound frontage road near Cypress Creek.

Project D Construction Pictures - June 2017

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The contractor secures steel rebar for what will ultimately be the westbound frontage road sidewalk over Cypress Creek. (left) Also, the contractor opened the westbound mainlane entrance ramp from Spring Cypress. (right)

Project D Construction Pictures - May 2017

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Crews construct a wooden form for the railing of the US 290 frontage road bridge over Cypress Creek in anticipation of opening the roadway. Later they will pour concrete into the form to create the railing.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - April 2017

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Crews tie rebar for the widened US 290 westbound frontage road just west of Cypress Creek. 

 

Project D Construction Pictures - March 2017

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A crew guides a panel into place for the sound wall along US 290 westbound, between the frontage road and the Cypress Mill Estates subdivision. Once completed, this sound wall will be slightly more than a mile long.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - February 2017

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The contractor shapes concrete on the US 290 westbound frontage road bridge over Cypress Creek. (left) Pieces of steel rebar hold down a tarp to cure the newly-poured concrete bridge deck for the US 290 westbound mainlanes over Skinner. (right)

 

Project D Construction Pictures - January 2017

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The contractor spreads base material for the US 290 westbound frontage road lanes just west of Cypress Creek (left and right) . 

Project D Construction Pictures - December 2016

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Crews work on column placement for a noise barrier which is being constructed between the Cypress Mill Estates subdivision and US 290 near Cypress Rose Hill. Such barriers are being built in certain areas of US 290 to reduce the level of roadway noise near neighborhoods.

Project D Construction Pictures - November 2016

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The contractor places a steel cage that will reinforce part of the US 290 westbound mainlane bridge rail over Spring Cypress and Cypress Rose Hill. Once the steel cage is in place, the contractor will fill it with concrete.

Project D Construction Pictures - October 2016

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A crew uses a milling machine to remove old base material in the middle of the US 290 mainlanes near Barker Cypress. The contractor will recycle this material and use it in another area. Most of the westbound and eastbound mainlane work in this project is complete.

Project D Construction Pictures - September 2016

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The contractor digs along the US 290 outbound frontage road near Cypress Creek.  Storm sewer will be installed here, with the new frontage road built on top. (left)

Project D Construction Pictures - August 2016

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Crews dig in preparation for storm sewer installation under what will be the US 290 outbound frontage road at Cypress Creek.  As the excavator at right moves along, the dozer at left follows and fills in the holes with dirt.

Project D Construction Pictures - July 2016

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Crews dig along the US 290 outbound frontage road at Cypress Creek, where the new storm sewer will be placed. (left) Motorists travel on new inbound mainlane pavement which opened between Mueschke and Barker Cypress. (right) Most of the inbound mainlane construction in this project is complete.

Project D Construction Pictures - June 2016

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The contractor is removing and milling asphalt which was temporarily placed on a US 290 outbound entrance ramp between Barker Cypress and Skinner. The old asphalt material will be recycled. (left) US 290 motorists were shifted to what will eventually be mainlane pavement. (right) This gives the contractor room to build the frontage road bridge over Cypress Creek.

Project D Construction Pictures - May 2016

 

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Here is the bluebonnet image as it appears on the US 290 outbound mainlane retaining wall at Cypress Rose Hill. This image appears at all US 290 intersections as part of TxDOT’s Green Ribbon Program to enhance the appearance of area roadways.

Project D Construction Pictures - April 2016

 

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Crews work on US 290 outbound mainlane widening between Skinner Road and Spring Cypress. (left) This work includes construction of the new outbound entrance from Skinner, anticipated to be open in summer 2016. (right)

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Crews compact dirt on the US 290 outbound mainlanes approaching Telge. Once that work is done, the contractor will install concrete pavement on top to complete the mainlanes.

Project D Construction Pictures - February 2016

The contractor levels out newly poured pavement for the widened inbound US 290 mainlanes just before Skinner. Motorists in this project are already driving on new inbound pavement from Barker Cypress to Telge.

 

Project D Construction Pictures - January 2016

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Crews have hung beams for the widened outbound US 290 mainlanes over Spring Cypress (left), and for the widened inbound US 290 mainlanes over Skinner (middle). Also, motorists are now traveling on new inbound mainlane pavement between Barker Cypress and Telge (right).

Project D December 2015 Pictures 

The contractor works on the inbound US 290 mainlane widening just east of Skinner Road.

Project D November 2015 Pictures 

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This picture shows crews working to widen the inbound US 290 mainlanes just before Skinner Road. The inbound US 290 entrance ramp from Spring Cypress is closed to allow the contractor room to safely build the new lanes. That entrance ramp is anticipated to open again in summer 2016.

Project D October 2015 Pictures 

Here the contractor demolishes the old outbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just west of Skinner Road. Ultimately the widened outbound mainlanes will be constructed in this space.

Project D September 2015 Pictures 

In these images, the contractor removes the old outbound US 290 retaining wall at Skinner Road.Crews are now doing more work on the outbound side, following previous construction done on inbound mainlane widening.

Project D July 2015 Pictures 

These pictures show progress made on both the inbound and outbound US 290 mainlanes at Telge Road, as the contractor has hung most of the bridge beams.

Project D June 2015 Pictures 

On the left, crews pour concrete for the new outbound US 290 frontage road near Telge Road. At right, crews work to widen the inbound US 290 mainlanes near Spring Cypress.

Project D May 2015 Pictures 

These pictures show crews demolishing the old inbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall near Skinner Road. Once this wall is removed, the contractor can begin widening the inbound US 290 mainlanes in this area.

Project D April 2015 Pictures 

At left, a worker is shown on top of a new outbound US 290 mainlane section at Cypress Rose Hill. On the right is a picture of the new inbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall at Cypress Rose Hill. By the end of April 2015, most of this retaining wall and the inbound US 290 retaining wall at Spring Cypress had been completed.

Project D March 2015 Pictures 

Both of these images show crews pouring concrete for the new inbound US 290 mainlanes between Barker Cypress and Telge Road. On the right, you can see how the concrete comes out of the truck, and workers spread it over the steel rebar around which the concrete will harden.

Project D December 2014 Pictures 

At left, you can see how crews have constructed a large portion of the inbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just west of Cypress Rose Hill. The picture at right shows how they are starting to build the inbound mainlane retaining wall between Cypress Rose Hill and Spring Cypress.

Project D November 2014 Pictures 

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This picture shows workers building the new eastbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just before Cypress Rose Hill. The tree-like design on the panels reflects the TxDOT Houston District’s Green Ribbon Program, which aims to make roadways in the area more aesthetically pleasing.

Project D October 2014 Pictures 

These pictures show the contractor digging along the inbound US 290 frontage road just east of Barker Cypress. Crews will eventually place new storm sewers in the large holes.

Project D August 2014 Pictures 

The left image shows traffic moving on the new Barker Cypress Bridge which opened ahead of schedule, a day before school began in the Cy-Fair Independent School District. On the right, crews work to clear space along the inbound US 290 frontage road near Spring Cypress. The contractor will put down temporary pavement in that space, where traffic will be moved while the new inbound frontage road is built.

Project D July 2014 Pictures 

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After finishing the first phase, crews began work on the second phase of the Barker Cypress bridge in early August 2014. The goal is to have the work completed before the end of August.

Project D June 2014 Pictures 

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Here crews work on rebuilding the northbound portion of the Barker Cypress bridge. Once this work is done, traffic will move to the northbound side while the southbound side is rebuilt. This work is anticipated to be be finished in August 2014.

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