Major Parts of TxDOT’s “Massive Widening” of U.S. 290 Wrapping Up

Houston Chronicle reports, “The end of 2016 will bring with it completion of some major parts of the massive widening on a long stretch of U.S. 290 that started five years ago. But to the chagrin of drivers, that still means they’ll be driving on new pavement as construction continues on parts of the highway for more than a year. The report adds, “Eventually, U.S. 290 will be at least five lanes in each direction with a single reversible high occupancy toll lane from Loop 610 to Texas 6. West of Texas 6, the freeway will be four lanes in each direction with the solo HOT lane.”