21 Hwy. 290 lane closures affecting Cy-Fair drivers this weekend, Oct. 4-6

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several Hwy. 290 lane closures in Cy-Fair this weekend.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced several Hwy. 290 lane closures in Cy-Fair this weekend.

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced the following lane closures planned along Hwy. 290 this weekend. For the most up-to-date information, visit www.my290.com.



Top closures
Hwy. 6 northbound from north of Copper Grove Blvd. to Hwy. 290
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
• Hwy. 290 eastbound detour: Stay on Hwy. 6 northbound to the Hwy. 290 eastbound connector ramp.
• FM 1960 northbound detour: Exit to the northbound frontage road to Hempstead Road and turn right onto the Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road. U-turn at N. Eldridge Parkway back to the Hwy. 290 westbound frontage road to FM 1960.

Hwy. 6 southbound from Hwy. 290 to Jackrabbit Road
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
• Detour to the Hwy. 6 southbound frontage road to the Hwy. 6 southbound main lanes.





Freeway closures
Hwy. 290 westbound entrance from Fairbanks N. Houston Road to W. Little York Road
• Three inside lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 westbound entrance ramp from Fairbanks N. Houston Road
• Total closure until 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Hwy. 290 westbound exit ramp to Barker Cypress Road
• Total closure overnight from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, and from 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

Hwy. 290 westbound entrance ramp from Huffmeister Road
• Total closure from 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

Hwy. 290 eastbound exit ramp to Fairbanks N. Houston Road
• Total closure nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Friday, Oct. 4, to Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound from Fairbanks N. Houston Road to Pinemont Drive
• Two outside lanes will be closed nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Friday, Oct. 4, to Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound entrance ramp from Gessner Road
• Total closure nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Friday, Oct. 4, to Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound entrance ramp from Hollister Street
• Total closure until 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

Hwy. 290 eastbound exit ramp to Mangum Road/Dacoma Street
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound from 34th Street to Loop 610 W.
• Two outside lanes will be closed nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. from Friday, Oct. 4, to Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound entrance ramp from 34th Street
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.





Frontage road closures
Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road at Spring Cypress Road
• One outside lane will be closed daily from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, to Sunday, Oct. 6.

Hwy. 290 eastbound and westbound frontage road from Pinemont Drive to W. Little York Road
• One alternate lane will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and nightly from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. through Thursday, Oct. 31.

Hwy. 290 westbound frontage road from Mueschke Road to Mason Road
• One inside lane will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 25.

Hwy. 290 westbound frontage road at Mueschke Road
• One outside lane will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road at FM 1960/Hwy. 6 entrance ramp
• Total closure until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.





Street closures
Mueschke Road northbound under Hwy. 290 and at Hwy. 290 westbound frontage road
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Jackrabbit Road westbound at Hwy. 6
• Total closure from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
• Hwy. 6 southbound detour: Head east on Jackrabbit Road to West Road and turn right on West Road to Hwy. 6.
• Hwy. 6 northbound detour: Head north on Hwy. 6 toward Hempstead Road to the Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road and U-turn at N. Eldridge Parkway.

Jackrabbit Road westbound at Hwy. 6
• Total closure until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
• Hwy. 6 southbound detour: Head east on Jackrabbit Road to West Road and turn right on West Road to Hwy. 6.
• FM 1960 detour: Head west on Jackrabbit Road to the Hwy. 6 northbound frontage road toward Hempstead Road. Turn right on Hempstead Road to the Hwy. 290 eastbound frontage road and U-turn at N. Eldridge Parkway.


By Danica Smithwick
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She became editor of the Cy-Fair edition in March 2020 and continues to cover education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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