Eastbound Hwy. 290 opens as five-lane highway from W. Little York to Loop 610

In addition to new eastbound main lanes, work on a new ramp to the Northwest Park and Ride station also wrapped up July 16.

In addition to new eastbound main lanes, work on a new ramp to the Northwest Park and Ride station also wrapped up July 16.

Another milestone of the Hwy. 290 widening effort was completed this weekend as the Texas Department of Transportation finished work on Hwy. 290 eastbound main lanes between W. Little York Road and Pinemont Drive.

With the opening of these main lanes, Hwy. 290 now features five eastbound main lanes and an outside shoulder from W. Little York to Loop 610 along with new exit and entrance ramps, TxDOT officials said in a press release.

Several minor closures are scheduled for the week of July 16 as work crews remove asphalt between the eastbound frontage road and main lanes.

  • The Hwy. 290 eastbound exit ramp to Tidwell Road will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Monday, July 16, through Wednesday, July 18.

  • The Hwy. 290 eastbound entrance ramp from Fairbanks N. Houston will be closed daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from Thursday, July 19, through Saturday, July 21.


Crews will also continue to work on the westbound frontage road in the area.

  • The Hwy. 290 westbound frontage road from Pinemont Drive to Hollister Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. Monday, July 16, to 5 a.m.Wednesday, July 18.


Farther westbound, the T-ramp connecting the Hwy. 290 high occupancy vehicle lane to the Northwest Park and Ride Station also reopened the morning of July 16 after initially closing for reconstruction in late March.



The entire Hwy. 290 project entails widening the highway from three to five lanes in each direction between Loop 610 and Hwy. 6, from three to four lanes from Hwy. 6 to the Waller County line. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.