TxDOT’s US 290 Project Nearing Completion

Houston Chronicle reports that the US Highway 290 project is nearing completion, according to an update provided by TxDOT via two Houston area state representatives. “Construction will continue through the fall and into 2017, and 290 is on track for completion in 2018, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The current interim plan from the 610 Loop along 290 out to the Grand Parkway will be completed at a cost of $1.27 billion.” The newspaper adds, “TxDOT’s ultimate vision for the U.S. 290 Corridor involves the construction of a parallel Hempstead Tollway from Loop 610 to Grand Parkway. Due to current funding conditions, that roadway will not likely be built for 20 years.”