Project C-1 Construction Pictures - December 2014
This picture shows how the contractor has removed a portion of the inbound US 290 frontage road between Mason Road and Mueschke Road. Ultimately crews will lay down new asphalt in this area.
Project D Construction Pictures - December 2014
At left, you can see how crews have constructed a large portion of the inbound US 290 mainlane retaining wall just west of Cypress Rose Hill. The picture at right shows how they are starting to build the inbound mainlane retaining wall between Cypress Rose Hill and Spring Cypress.
Project E Construction Pictures - December 2014
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 F Construction Pictures - December 2014
On the left, the contractor drills a shaft for a new inbound US 290 mainlane column at West Road. In the other two pictures, crews on the other side of West pour concrete for an inbound mainlane column cap. A truck shoots the concrete into a bucket, which is raised up. Workers then open the bottom of the bucket, and the concrete pours into a form to harden around the steel rebar.
Project G Construction Pictures - December 2014
In December 2014 the new Beltway 8 frontage roads opened, which include bridges over Hempstead Road and the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks. Motorists no longer have to travel to Senate Avenue and the US 290 frontage road to continue on the Beltway 8 frontage road. Having a connected Beltway 8 frontage road at US 290 allows for a continuous flow of traffic, eliminates extra turn movements and relieves congestion at the US 290/Senate intersection.
Project H Construction Pictures - December 2014
The picture at left shows the contractor building the new US 290 westbound retaining wall between Hollister and W. Tidwell. At right, crews work to build columns for the new US 290 westbound mainlanes over W. Tidwell.
Project I Construction Pictures - December 2014
These images show how the contractor is clearing space along US 290 westbound between Bingle Road and Pinemont Drive. In the next few months they will place temporary asphalt pavement in this area, then shift traffic to the temporary asphalt pavement while the new outbound frontage road is built, and then move motorists onto the new outbound frontage road. Similar work is also occurring in this project between W. 43rd Street and Bingle.
Project J-1 Construction Pictures - December 2014
From left to right, the first two pictures show crews installing storm sewer along US 290 westbound near Dacoma Street, in the same area where they are constructing the new direct connector from I-10 to US 290 westbound. The picture at far right shows progress made on connector columns closer to Dacoma.
Project J-2 Construction Pictures - December 2014
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.
Project K Construction Pictures - December 2014
At left is a picture of the I-610 North Loop mainlanes, which are anticipated to be completed between W. T.C. Jester and Ella Boulevard in early 2015. On the right, near the center, crews work on the new I-610 northbound mainlanes.