Crews continue work on Hwy. 290 with new 2018 completion goal

Crews continue work on Hwy. 290 with new 2018 completion goal


Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation announced at the end of 2016 that construction on a project to expand Hwy. 290 will take longer than expected.


Once anticipated to be finished by the end of 2017, officials now say the project will extend into 2018 due to delays in obtaining right of way and complications in relocating utilities. Several major elements are still expected to be completed this year. However, drivers will not be able to access new mainlanes until the entire project is completed, officials said.


The Hwy. 290 project involves widening the highway to varying lengths of three to five lanes in each direction between Loop 610 and FM 2920.


TxDOT hosts monthly public meetings on Hwy. 290 on the first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at Houston First Church of God, located at 14400 Hwy. 290, Houston.

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.