Project E Construction Pictures - February 2019

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The contractor ties storm sewer pipe to an excavator along FM 1960 northbound near Wortham Boulevard. (left) The contractor then places the storm sewer pipe into the trench. (right) Once all storm sewer is placed, the contractor can construct the FM 1960 northbound frontage road on top.

Project E Construction Pictures - January 2019

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Crews are removing the existing concrete box storm sewer along FM 1960 northbound. Once the existing storm sewer is removed, crews place new storm sewer, and later will construct the FM 1960 northbound frontage road on top. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - December 2018

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Crews have opened up the four inbound mainlanes in this project, putting them in their final configuration. (left) That included inbound mainlane entrances and exits, which had been closed on occasion while the construction was occurring. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - November 2018

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Crews have placed beams for a portion of the new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge over US 290. (top left) Crews are also close to opening the new SH 6 northbound direct connector to US 290 eastbound, (top right), and the contractor opened the US 290 eastbound mainlanes between Telge and Eldridge Parkway in December 2018. (bottom)

Project E Construction Pictures - October 2018

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The contractor has placed beams for the widened inbound mainlanes over SH 6/FM 1960. (left). The contractor has also placed beams for the new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge over US 290. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - September 2018

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The contractor pours concrete for the widened inbound mainlanes before Huffmeister. (top left) Crews have also placed more beams for the new SH 6 northbound direct connector to US 290. (top right) The contractor has also built three columns for the new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge over US 290, the first beams will be placed on top of the columns in October 2018. (bottom left)

Project E Construction Pictures - August 2018

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The contractor placed beams, then concrete panels on top of the beams, for the inbound mainlane bridge over Huffmeister. (left) Crews have also poured concrete for the inbound mainlanes between Telge and Huffmeister. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - July 2018

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The contractor digs a drill shaft for one of the columns which will support the inbound mainlane bridge over Huffmeister. (top left) Crews have begun demolishing the existing SH 6 bridge over the railroad tracks and Huffmeister, this work will continue through the end of 2018. (top right) The contractor is relocating water lines along Hempstead Road between Huffmeister and SH 6. (bottom)

Project E Construction Pictures - June 2018

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The contractor builds the new inbound mainlane bridge which will go over Huffmeister. (top left) Crews have also completed a portion of the new SH 6 northbound frontage road before Hempstead Road. (top right) And the contractor has constructed more columns for the new SH 6 northbound direct connector to US 290 inbound. (bottom)

Project E Construction Pictures - May 2018

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The contractor used the Fast Track Pavement process to build the new SH 6 northbound frontage road at Jackrabbit Road. This process involves using concrete with special additives, which allows the concrete to harden more quickly. (left) Crews demolish the inbound mainlane bridge over Huffmeister, they are now rebuilding the inbound mainlanes. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - April 2018

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Crews demolish the existing inbound mainlane pavement between Telge and Huffmeister. (left) Traffic along FM 1960 between Eldridge and US 290 has been moved to the center of the roadway, to allow the contractor to begin building the new FM 1960 frontage roads. (right)

 

Project E Construction Pictures - March 2018

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New outbound mainlane pavement from Eldridge Parkway to Telge was opened to traffic. (left) The contractor built several column cages near SH 6 for the new direct connector from SH 6 northbound to US 290 inbound. (right)

 

Project E Construction Pictures - February 2018

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Crews spread base material for the widened outbound mainlanes between Huffmeister and Telge. Asphalt, steel rebar and concrete will later be placed on top. (left and right)

 

Project E Construction Pictures - January 2018

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Crews excavate an area where they will place storm sewer underneath the new SH 6 northbound frontage road at Hempstead. (left) The contractor has poured most of the pavement for the widened outbound mainlanes approaching FM 1960. (right)

 

Project E Construction Pictures - December 2017

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Crews smooth newly poured concrete for the widened outbound mainlanes before FM 1960. (left) The contractor has begun work on the SH 6 and FM 1960 frontage roads. These will be constructed first, then the new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge over US 290. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - November 2017

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A crew member spreads soil for the outbound mainlanes just before FM 1960. (left)  After spreading the soil, the contractor added lime to it. This stabilizes the soil before concrete pavement is placed on top. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - October 2017

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Crews demolish a concrete portion of the old outbound mainlanes before at FM 1960. (left) Just west of that area, the contractor compacts base material for the outbound mainlane approach to FM 1960. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - September 2017 

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The contractor has placed beams for the US 290 outbound mainlane bridge over FM 1960. (left). Farther west, crews have placed beams and poured concrete for the outbound mainlane bridge over Huffmeister. Here the concrete is underneath a plastic tarp to allow it to cure. (right)

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The contractor builds the steel rebar cage to form the supporting bridge column at FM 1960.

Project E Construction Pictures - June 2017

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Crews dig drill shafts for the westbound mainlane bridge at FM 1960. (left) Farther west, the contractor is building columns for the westbound mainlanes at Huffmeister. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - May 2017

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The contractor digs drill shafts for the new US 290 westbound mainlane bridge over FM 1960. (left) Crews demolish the existing westbound mainlane pavement between Huffmeister and Telge. (right)

 

Project E Construction Pictures - April 2017

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The contractor dumps embankment for the widened US 290 eastbound mainlanes near Huffmeister. This will be compacted and concrete pavement poured on top.

 

Project E Construction Pictures - March 2017

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Demolition continues of the center concrete barrier in preparation of the traffic switch, which will create space for mainlane construction and widening.

 

Project E Construction Pictures - February 2017

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This month the US 290 eastbound mainlanes were shifted to the south between Telge and Eldridge. Ultimately, US 290 westbound mainlane traffic will be shifted south as well, providing space to construct the westbound mainlanes.

 

Project E Construction Pictures - January 2017

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Motorists travel on new US 290 westbound frontage road pavement between FM 1960 and Huffmeister (left).  Crews work to demolish the old US 290 westbound frontage road in preparation to construct new westbound mainlanes. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - December 2016

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The contractor continues work on the US 290 westbound frontage road between FM 1960 and Huffmeister. 

Project E Construction Pictures - November 2016

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Crews smooth concrete for the new curb along Cliff Park Drive at the US 290 westbound frontage road. (left) A special machine pours concrete over the steel form, then crew members smooth the concrete by hand. (right)

Project E Construction Pictures - October 2016

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Wooden pallets provide an area for large equipment to move and perform work on relocating utilities. Crews here connected portions of a natural gas pipeline along US 290 westbound near FM 1960.

Project E Construction Pictures - September 2016

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A crew works to relocate two natural gas lines near SH 6 northbound at Hempstead Road. Utility relocation is occurring in several areas along SH 6 and FM 1960.

Project E Construction Pictures - August 2016

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The contractor builds a temporary asphalt US 290 inbound exit to Eldridge/West Road, which will be located west of the previous exit. (left and right) This exit will take motorists to the new continuous frontage road between SH 6 and Eldridge, which will open in September 2016. A new US 290 inbound entrance from SH 6 will open as well.

Project E Construction Pictures - July 2016

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Crews work on the new US 290 inbound frontage road between SH 6 and Eldridge. (top) Steel rebar is secured before concrete pavement is poured. (bottom)

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Crews relocate an underground fiber line along SH 6 southbound just before Hempstead Road.

Project E Construction Pictures - May 2016

 

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Crews remove existing soil to create space for the new US 290 outbound frontage road between FM 1960 and Huffmeister.

Project E Construction Pictures - April 2016

 

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A contractor works to relocate utilities along US 290 outbound near FM 1960, in preparation for frontage road construction and mainlane widening.

 

Project E Construction Pictures - March 2016

 

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Close to US 290, crews place deck panels on top of the new direct connector from SH 6 northbound to US 290 inbound.  This direct connector will allow SH 6 northbound motorists to avoid the congested traffic signal at US 290.

Project E February 2016 Pictures 

Crews work to relocate utilities along the outbound US 290 frontage road before Telge (left). Much of the outbound frontage road between Huffmeister and Telge is now complete (right).
 
 

Project E January 2016 Pictures 

 The contractor prepares the area near outbound US 290 and Telge for mainlane reconstruction (left). In the same area, crews work to complete the outbound US 290 frontage road (right).

Project E December 2014 Pictures 

Both of these images show how the contractor is close to completing the portion of the inbound US 290 frontage road between Huffmeister Road and SH 6. This project is building an inbound frontage road from Telge Road to SH 6, something that does not currently exist.

 

Project E November 2015 Pictures  

Utility relocation work is occurring in preparation for FM 1960 frontage road construction, which is anticipated to begin in 2016. In this picture, crews work to relocate a pipeline along westbound FM 1960 near Wortham Boulevard.

Project E October 2015 Pictures 

This picture shows the progress crews are making on the outbound US 290 frontage road just west of Huffmeister.

Project E September 2015 Pictures 

The photo at left shows crews making progress on the outbound US 290 frontage road just west of Huffmeister. At right, you can see beams the contractor has hung on much of the direct connector ramp from northbound SH 6 to inbound US 290.

Project E July 2015 Pictures 

In these pictures the contractor works in the outbound US 290 frontage road area, just west of Huffmeister. Recent utility relocations have given crews the opportunity to begin this construction.

Project E June 2015 Pictures 

This image shows columns that the contractor has built for the new direct connector from northbound SH 6 to the inbound US 290 mainlanes.


Project E May 2015 Pictures 

Here the contractor pours concrete for the new inbound US 290 frontage road just east of SH 6. Once the concrete is poured, crews work to remove any excess air. Too much air can create “honeycombing,” or holes in the concrete.

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This picture shows columns for the new direct connector from northbound SH 6 to the inbound US 290 mainlanes. Once that is built, those motorists will no longer have to travel through the signal at the US 290/SH 6 intersection.

Project E March 2015 Pictures 

At left, motorists exit outbound US 290 to the new frontage road pavement between Eldridge and FM 1960. The new frontage road intersection at FM 1960 is shown on the right.

Project E January 2015 Pictures 

 At left, motorists drive along the new inbound US 290 frontage road between Huffmeister and SH 6. Previously there had been no inbound frontage road in this area, just a mainlane entrance and exit. At right, you can see columns for the new direct connector from northbound SH 6 to the inbound US 290 mainlanes. Once completed, this will allow motorists to make that movement without having to go through the traffic signal at inbound US 290 and SH 6.

 

Project E August 2014 Pictures 

These pictures show the contractor working on the outbound US 290 frontage road, just east of FM 1960. Once this work is complete, motorists will be moved onto the new pavement from the temporary pavement on which they're driving now.

 

Project E July 2014 Pictures 

These pictures show crews installing storm sewers along the outbound US 290 frontage road between Huffmeister Road and Telge Road. The contractor will focus on rebuilding the US 290, SH 6 and FM 1960 frontage roads before beginning work on the US 290 mainlanes and new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge in 2015.

Project E November 2014 Pictures 

These images show crews finishing up the eastbound US 290 frontage road just before Huffmeister Road. By the end of 2014, most of the inbound frontage road in Project E, from Telge Road to Eldridge Parkway, was anticipated to be complete.

Project E October 2014 Pictures 

In these images, crews pour concrete for the new outbound US 290 frontage road just before FM 1960. The concrete goes over the steel rebar, crews smooth out the concrete, and it hardens creating a new roadway surface.

Project E April 2014 Pictures 

These images show the contractor clearing space along the outbound US 290 frontage road near Telge Road. Eventually motorists will be moved to this space so crews can build the new outbound frontage road in this area.