Project C-1 Construction Pictures - September 2017
The contractor prepares the US 290 outbound mainlanes over Mueschke for paving. (left) Crews have opened both the inbound and outbound frontage road U-turn lanes at Mason. (right)
Project D Construction Pictures - September 2017
Crews have completed the US 290 outbound frontage road bridge over Cypress Creek. To the left of the bridge, construction is currently occurring on the remainder of the outbound frontage road as well as the outbound mainlanes.
Project E Construction Pictures - September 2017
The contractor has placed beams for the US 290 outbound mainlane bridge over FM 1960. (left). Farther west, crews have placed beams and poured concrete for the outbound mainlane bridge over Huffmeister. Here the concrete is underneath a plastic tarp to allow it to cure. (right)
Project F Construction Picture - September 2017
Crews dig in an area where a US 290 outbound frontage road bridge will be built. (left) The contractor has placed beams and most of the concrete panels for the outbound mainlane bridge over West Road. (right)
Project H Construction Pictures - September 2017
The contractor shapes soil for the US 290 inbound mainlanes over W. Tidwell. (left) Bridge columns are in place for the inbound mainlanes over Gessner. (right)
Project I Construction Pictures - September 2017
Crews use excavators to prepare the area where drill shafts will be dug for the remainder of the US 290 mainlanes over Antoine Drive. The only portion of the mainlanes left to be constructed in this project is the middle.
Project J-1 Construction Picture - September 2017
In the middle is the direct connector ramp from I-10 to US 290 and I-610. Just to the right of the connector is a concrete stub which will ultimately take I-10 motorists to US 290. I-610 northbound motorists below the stub are currently using that space, but ultimately will have their own exit to US 290. Construction in this area is anticipated to be completed by late 2018.
Project J-2 Construction Pictures - September 2017
At top left, the contractor works on paving operations on top of the new High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) structure near Hempstead Road.(left) At right are vehicles traveling where the HOV lane is temporarily located.