Project J-2 Construction Pictures - February 2019

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The contractor is completing the detention ponds underneath the I-610/US 290 interchange. Work on this project is substantially complete.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - January 2019

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This is a picture of one of the detention ponds at the I-610/US 290 interchange that the contractor is building to hold water during rain events. This particular pond is located just north of the US 290 inbound to I-610 eastbound connector ramp.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - December 2018

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Dacoma northbound and southbound motorists drive on the northbound side of the street, as the contractor works to complete the northbound lanes. (left) Dacoma construction underneath US 290 was completed in January 2019. The contractor is also finishing Mangum under US 290, placing down median pavers is one of the last tasks to be completed. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - November 2018

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The contractor opened the new exit ramp from I-610 westbound to the I-610 southbound frontage road, which allows motorists to access Old Katy Road. (left and right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - October 2018

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Crews are completing the new I-610 westbound exit ramp to the I-610 southbound frontage road (shown in pink), which will allow motorists to access Old Katy Road. This ramp opened in November 2018.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - September 2018

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Shown in pink, the contractor is close to completing the new I-610 westbound direct connector ramp to the I-610 southbound frontage road and Old Katy Road. (left) This is a picture of the ramp from the middle of the interchange. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - August 2018

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The contractor has completed most of W. 34th under US 290, (left), as well as most of Mangum under US 290 (right) The mainlanes in this project are complete.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - July 2018

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One of the last portions of the I-610/US 290 interchange not open to traffic yet is the direct connector from I-610 westbound to the I-610 southbound frontage road. It is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2018.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - June 2018

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This past month the new I-610 West Loop northbound exit to US 290 opened to motorists, it is in the middle of the picture at left. The exit just below it opened as well, which allows motorists to access Dacoma/Mangum. The new I-610 North Loop westbound direct connector to US 290 opened this past month as well. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - May 2018

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Crews have nearly completed the new outbound mainlanes at I-610 (shown in pink in the top image) which are scheduled to open in June. I-610 northbound motorists will again exit from the left side of the roadway, and the exit will be two lanes. The picture at the bottom shows in pink what happens from there. At the top are the US 290 outbound mainlanes, and below them is an exit from the mainlanes to Dacoma/Mangum.

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - April 2018

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Crews have placed beams for the new exit from US 290 outbound to Dacoma/Mangum. (top left) They have also placed beams for the US 290 outbound mainlanes just past the I-610 West Loop. (top right) Closer to Dacoma, crews have placed concrete panels over the outbound mainlane beams and will next place steel rebar and concrete on top. (bottom)

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - March 2018

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The contractor has placed beams for the outbound mainlanes between I-610 and Dacoma, and built columns for the new outbound mainlane exit to Dacoma/Mangum. (left) Crews are also working to complete the new I-610 westbound exit to the I-610 southbound frontage road. (right) This will allow motorists to continue on the frontage road over Hempstead Road and the railroad tracks to access Old Katy Road.

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - February 2018

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Crews complete a form for one of the outbound mainlane columns near Dacoma, later they will pour concrete inside the form which will harden into the column cap. (left) This past month the new elevated High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) structure between the METRO Northwest Transit Center and W. 18th opened to motorists. (right)

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - January 2018

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Crews complete the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane structure from W. 18th to the Northwest Transit Center. (left) The contractor builds steel cages which will support a column for the new outbound mainlanes between I-610 and Dacoma. (right)

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - December 2017

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Crews work on a sign column along US 290 inbound approaching the I-610 West Loop.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - November 2017

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The contractor demolishes the old US 290 outbound mainlanes just past I-610. (left) This month the direct connector from US 290 inbound to I-610 eastbound opened in its final configuration. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - October 2017

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Underneath the I-610/US 290 interchange, the contractor is now forming several detention ponds, which will be able to hold water during heavy rain events. (left) The final inbound entrance from W. 34th is almost complete, it and the inbound mainlanes from W. 34th to I-610 are anticipated to be completed in November 2017. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - September 2017 

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At top left, the contractor works on paving operations on top of the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) structure near Hempstead Road.(left) At right are vehicles traveling where the HOV lane is temporarily located.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - July 2017 

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Beams for the US 290 eastbound mainlane bridge over Mangum from above, (left) and from the street below. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - June 2017

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Crews secure steel rebar on the eastbound mainlane bridge over Dacoma, later in the day they poured the concrete bridge deck. (left) New beams placed south of Hempstead Road for the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) structure. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - May 2017

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The contractor uploads supplies on US 290 at I-610.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - April 2017

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The contractor has completed the bent which will support the bridge beams on US 290 over Dacoma. (left) Crews have placed several beams for the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) structure near Hempstead Road. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - February 2017

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The contractor demolished the existing US 290 eastbound mainlane bridge over Mangum. (left) Crews are also removing the existing mainlane pavement just east of Mangum. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - January 2017

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On the left is the future US 290 eastbound connector to I-610.  The contractor will build the eastbound mainlanes first, then switch to the westbound side.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - December 2016

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Crews build steel cages for columns which will support the US 290 eastbound mainlanes just before W. 18th Street. (left) Just east of that area, the contractor places forms around mainlane column cages which are already built. (right) 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - October 2016

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The contractor removes old base material from the middle of the US 290 mainlanes near Dacoma, in this space the new eastbound mainlanes will be constructed. (left) Crews work on a column abutment cap, which will support a bridge beam, for the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane near Dacoma. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - November 2016

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Crews work on a drill shaft for a column which will support the new US 290 eastbound mainlanes near W. 18th Street. (left) Crews sand forms for the concrete caps that will be placed on columns supporting the new I-610 West Loop eastbound bridge structure near W. T.C. Jester. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures -September 2016

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Crews sand forms for the concrete caps that will be placed on top of columns supporting new bridges. (left) The contractor pours concrete footing for a column which will support the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane structure just north of Old Katy Road.(right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures -August 2016

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The contractor digs where new storm sewer will be installed to drain the widened US 290 outbound mainlanes at W. 34th St. (left) Crews have placed most of the steel beams to support the widened outbound mainlanes. (right)

Project J-2 Construction Pictures -July 2016

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The contractor clears space at W. 34th Street where the new US 290 inbound mainlanes will be constructed.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures -June 2016

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The contractor constructs columns which will support the widened US 290 inbound mainlanes at W. 34th Street.

Project J-2 Construction Pictures -May 2016

 

 

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At top left, I-610 northbound motorists take the temporary exit to US 290 outbound, which has been relocated from the left side to the right side of the roadway. The motorists are exiting to a completed portion of the direct connector from I-10  to US 290. This temporary configuration opens up space for US 290 outbound mainlane construction. 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - April 2016

 

 

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The contractor has almost completed a bridge which will provide a temporary connection from I-610 northbound to US 290 outbound. Opening in May, this will move the I-610 West Loop northbound exit to the right side of the freeway, opening up space for US 290 mainlane construction. (left) Crews demolish the existing portion of the US 290 inbound mainlanes at W. 34th Street.

 

Project J-2 Construction Pictures - March 2016

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In March 2016, motorists were shifted onto new US 290 eastbound mainlane bridge pavement over W. 34th Street. (left) Crews have begun demolishing the existing eastbound mainlane structure, and a new bridge will be built in its place. (right)

Project J-2 February 2016 Pictures 

The contractor works on the new outbound US 290 mainlanes just before Dacoma. That construction is occurring in space between the existing outbound US 290 mainlanes and the direct connector from I-10 to outbound US 290 .

Project J-2 January 2016 Pictures 

Crews pour and smooth concrete for the new pavement on the ultimate direct connector ramp from westbound I-610 to westbound US 290 (left).  A wider shot of the I-610/US 290 interchange, with that same crew shown on the right side (right).

Project J-2 December 2015 Pictures 

The new outbound US 290 mainlane entrance at W. 34th Street and the new outbound mainlane bridge over W. 34th were opened.

 

Project J-2 November 2015 Pictures  

This image shows crews building the new outbound US 290 mainlanes entrance just before W. 34th Street.

Project J-2 October 2015 Pictures  

These pictures show the contractor hanging beams for the new outbound US 290 mainlanes over Dacoma Street. The beams can weigh as much as 50 tons each, so crews use cranes to lift them.

Project J-2 September 2015 Pictures 

 

These pictures show the new steel beams recently hung for the outbound US 290 mainlanes over Mangum Road. Beams have been hung for those mainlanes over W. 34th Street as well.


Project J-2 July 2015 Pictures 

In these pictures, you can see the space in which crews are preparing to expand the US 290 outbound mainlanes between I-610 and Mangum Road.

Project J-2 June 2015 Pictures 

In these pictures, you can see the contractor clearing space for the new outbound US 290 mainlanes at Dacoma. In the picture on the right, you can see how those mainlanes are being constructed to the right of the new direct connector from I-10, which is the large structure on the left side of the picture.

Project J-2 May 2015 Pictures 

This picture was taken just east of Mangum Road, and on the left is a column for the Project J-1 direct connector from I-10 to US 290. Just south of that, an excavator demolishes a portion of the old outbound US 290 mainlanes. Project J-2 is constructing the inbound and outbound US 290 mainlanes between I-610 and W. 34th Street.

Project J-2 April 2015 Pictures 

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You can see on the left the contractor clearing space for the new outbound US 290 mainlanes just east of W. 34th Street. Columns for those mainlanes are shown on the right, at W. 34th.

Project J-2 March 2015 Pictures 

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The picture on the left shows columns for the new outbound US 290 mainlanes being built at W. 34th Street. At right, crews dig a hole in the same area, in which a new water line will be placed.

Project J-2 January 2015 Pictures 

 

These pictures show the contractor removing a portion of the outbound US 290 mainlanes near W. 34th Street. Once the old pavement is gone, crews can rebuild the new mainlanes in this area.


Project J-2 December 2014 Pictures 

The picture on the left shows the contractor finishing up demolition of a portion of the US 290 westbound mainlanes over Mangum Road. At right, an excavator dumps some of the old concrete and steel rebar into a truck. The contractor will recycle these materials.

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