Project D Construction Pictures - July 2014
After finishing the first phase, crews began work on the second phase of the Barker Cypress bridge in early August 2014. The goal is to have the work completed before the end of August.
Project E Construction Pictures - July 2014
These pictures show crews installing storm sewers along the outbound US 290 frontage road between Huffmeister Road and Telge Road. The contractor will focus on rebuilding the US 290, SH 6 and FM 1960 frontage roads before beginning work on the US 290 mainlanes and new SH 6/FM 1960 bridge in 2015.
Project F Construction Pictures - July 2014
Here the contractor builds the inbound US 290 frontage road between West Road and Jones Road. By August 2014, crews had poured concrete for most of the inbound frontage road between West and FM 529.
Project G Construction Pictures - July 2014
The picture at left shows progress the contractor has made on the new continuous northbound Beltway 8 frontage road over the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks and Hempstead Road. This roadway and the new continuous southbound Beltway 8 frontage road are anticipated to be completed by the end of 2014.
At right, the picture shows construction on the inbound US 290 Collector-Distributor ramp. This ramp will allow motorists to enter and exit US 290 without disrupting mainlane traffic.
Project H Construction Pictures - July 2014
These pictures show crews working on the outbound US 290 mainlanes at Hollister Street. Part of this work involves building the new retaining wall, which is decorated in the vertical scheme of the Green Ribbon Project. This is an effort by the TxDOT Houston District to make roadways more aesthetically pleasing.
Project I Construction Pictures - July 2014
The picture at left shows the contractor building the portion of the Pinemont Drive bridge east of US 290. By July 2014 crews had hung beams completely over inbound US 290 and halfway over westbound US 290, as shown by the image on the right.
Project K Construction Pictures - July 2014
At left is a rooftop picture of the I-610/US 290 interchange which is now changing greatly every month. On the right, on the right side of the image, are steel beams which curve to the south. Ultimately that roadway portion will take westbound I-610 motorists to the new I-10 direct connector. The portion of that connector coming from inbound US 290 is expected to open in October 2014.