Project A Construction Pictures - November 2015
At left, you can see where the eastbound mainlanes will be widened near Waller in the future. At right you can see crews working on the mainlanes near Hegar Road.
Project B Construction Pictures - November 2015
At left is a picture of the US 290 inbound mainlanes, this project will widen both sides of US 290 from two to three lanes. On the right is a picture of old storm sewer boxes which the contractor has removed, they will be replaced with new ones.
Project C-1 Construction Pictures - November 2015
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-2 Construction Pictures - November 2015
In the picture at left, you can see crews preparing right of way near Bauer Road for inbound US 290 mainlane widening. On the right is a picture showing lime-treated dirt, which provides stabilization so the inbound US 290 frontage road can be built on top of it.
Project D Construction Pictures - November 2015
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 E Construction Pictures - November 2015
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 G Construction Pictures - November 2015
New beams are in place for the outbound US 290 collector-distributor roadway. The addition of collector-distributors will improve traffic flow through the US 290/Beltway 8 interchange by consolidating exiting and entering movements.
Project H Construction Pictures - November 2015
At left, the contractor prepares right of way along outbound US 290 for mainlane widening. At right, you can see crews working on the new outbound retaining wall at W. Tidwell.
Project I Construction Pictures - November 2015
On the left, you can see crews relocating utilities along the outbound US 290 frontage road just past W. 43rd Street. Much of the frontage road between W. 43rd and Bingle Road is now complete.At right you can see the contractor building the noise barrier along outbound US 290 near Brickhouse Gully. The US 290 noise barriers have a tree-like design on the outside, which represents the vertical scheme of the TxDOT Houston District’s Green Ribbon Project.
Project J-1 Construction Pictures - November 2015
These pictures show you progress on the new direct connector from I-10 to US 290 and I-610. On the left, the contractor clears the area near I-610 and Hempstead Road where a portion of the direct connector will be built. On the right, the contractor works to finish the pavement for the direct connector near outbound US 290 and Dacoma Street.
Project J-2 Construction Pictures - November 2015
This image shows crews building the new outbound US 290 mainlanes entrance just before W. 34th Street.