Project D Construction Pictures - October 2014
These pictures show the contractor digging along the inbound US 290 frontage road just east of Barker Cypress. Crews will eventually place new storm sewers in the large holes.
Project E Construction Pictures - October 2014
In these images, crews pour concrete for the new outbound US 290 frontage road just before FM 1960. The concrete goes over the steel rebar, crews smooth out the concrete, and it hardens creating a new roadway surface.
Project F Construction Pictures - October 2014
Here the contractor works on a portion of the new inbound US 290 frontage road near West Road. By October 2014 crews had finished half of that frontage road between Eldridge and Jones.
Project G Construction Pictures - October 2014
This image shows the new continuous northbound Beltway 8 frontage road, being built over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and Hempstead Road. Both this and the new continuous southbound Beltway 8 frontage road are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014.
Project H Construction Pictures - October 2014
Both these pictures show the contractor working on the new westbound US 290 mainlanes at Hollister. The steel rebar in the picture at left will ultimately support new columns, and on the right you can see crews installing panels for the new mainlane retaining walls.
Project I Construction Pictures - October 2014
The picture at left shows half of the Pinemont Drive Bridge over US 290 which opened in October 2014. There is one westbound lane, one eastbound lane and bike lanes in both directions. The other half of the bridge is anticipated to open in early 2015. On the right, crews work to clear right of way along the US 290 eastbound frontage road near W. 43rd Street. They will soon install storm sewers in that area.
Project J-1 Construction Pictures - October 2014
In the foreground of the picture at left, crews build a column at the I-610/US 290 interchange for the new direct connector ramp from I-10 to westbound US 290. This column will eventually connect to the columns you see in the background. At right is what work on that direct connector ramp looks like along westbound US 290 near Mangum Road. The new ramp will merge into US 290 just before W. 34th Street, and is anticipated to be completed by late 2016.
Project K Construction Pictures - October 2014
On the left, local elected officials and representatives from the TxDOT Houston District cut the ribbon, officially opening the new US 290/I-610 Direct Connector to I-10. In the middle is an image of I-610 westbound motorists exiting to the new direct connector; on the right is a picture of US 290 eastbound motorists exiting to it as well. This marks a huge milestone in program construction, as it means those motorists no longer have to use I-610 southbound to access I-10. This removes the heavy weaving movements which previously exited on I-610 southbound between US 290 and I-10.