Project A Construction Pictures - January 2016
Ongoing construction of US 290 mainlane widening. In this project, both sides of US 290 will be widened from two lanes to three lanes.
Project B Construction Pictures - January 2016
The contractor uses two cranes to lift a beam into place. The new beams hung in this project will support the widened US 290 mainlanes.
Project C-1 Construction Pictures - January 2016
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-2 Construction Pictures - January 2016
Crews work on US 290 mainlane widening near Bauer Road.
Project D Construction Pictures - January 2016
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 E Construction Pictures - January 2016
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 G Construction Pictures - January 2016
Crews work to reconfigure a column of the outbound US 290 direct connector to the northbound and southbound Sam Houston Tollway,this construction is anticipated to keep that direct connector closed until early March 2016 (left). That construction must be done to accommodate the new outbound US 290 Collector-Distributor lanes(right), which will reduce congestion at the US 290/Beltway 8 interchange by consolidating exiting and entering movements. An inbound US 290 Collector-Distributor is being constructed as well.
Project H Construction Pictures - January 2016
The contractor works on both the outbound US 290 mainlanes and frontage road between Fairbanks North Houston and Gessner (left ). Construction continues on the outbound US 290 mainlane columns at Fairbanks North Houston (right).
Project I Construction Pictures - January 2016
Crews set the steel rebar for the outbound US 290 frontage road at W. 43rd Street (left), ultimately they will pour concrete over it. The contractor clears space where the new outbound US 290 mainlanes at Bingle will be built (right).
Project J-1 Construction Pictures - January 2016
The contractor builds columns between Hempstead Road and W. 18th Street for the new direct connector from I-10 to US 290 and I-610 (left and right). From Old Katy Road to Hempstead Road, most of the columns for this direct connector have been constructed.
Project J-2 Construction Pictures - January 2016
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).