Project C-1 Construction Pictures - March 2015
In this picture, the contractor is working to clear space along the inbound US 290 frontage road just east of Mason. Ultimately motorists will be moved onto temporary pavement in this space, allowing the contractor to rebuild the frontage road.
Project D Construction Pictures - March 2015
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 E Construction Pictures - March 2015
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 F Construction Pictures - March 2015
These pictures show progress crews are making on the new inbound US 290 mainlanes between Eldridge and Jones. The contractor is able to do widening in this area in existing right of way.
Project G Construction Pictures - March 2015
Both of these pictures show the work being done on the new outbound US 290 frontage road near Beltway 8. Once that work is complete, motorists will be moved here. Then in the space where the frontage road used to be, construction will start on the new outbound Collector-Distributor roadway. That roadway will combine exit and entrance movements to allow better traffic flow through the interchange.
Project H Construction Pictures - March 2015
Here the contractor works in space between W. Tidwell and Fairbanks North Houston, where ultimately the new outbound US 290 mainlanes will be built.
Project I Construction Pictures - March 2015
Crews work on the new outbound US 290 mainlanes just before Antoine, in the picture on the left. At right, crews work to rebuild the outbound US 290 frontage road between W. 43rd Street and Bingle Road. They will install new storm sewer, then build the frontage road on top.
Project J-1 Construction Pictures - March 2015
The image at left shows a space for beams for the new direct connector from I-10 to US 290. On the right, you can see cranes lifting one of those beams into place. By the end of March 2015, beams for this direct connector had been hung from the I-610 interchange to Dacoma Street.
Project J-2 Construction Pictures - March 2015
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 K Construction Pictures - March 2015
As of spring 2014, most of the southbound side of the I-610/US 290 interchange had been completed.
The image on the left, on the left side, shows how the contractor shifted inbound US 290 traffic onto new southbound I-610 pavement. This allows motorists to join traffic coming from westbound I-610.
At right, you can see new beams hung on the bottom right side of the picture. These beams are for the new exit ramp from the westbound/southbound I-610 mainlanes to the southbound I-610 frontage road.