UPDATE: TxDOT aiming for five Hwy. 290 lanes in each direction from W. Little York to Loop 610 by Sept. 17

TxDOT is aiming to have five Hwy. 290 lanes open in each direction from West Little York Road to Loop 610 by Sept. 17.

TxDOT is aiming to have five Hwy. 290 lanes open in each direction from West Little York Road to Loop 610 by Sept. 17.

Updated Sept. 7, 11 a.m.

Officials with the Texas Department of Transportation have revised a timeline to open new westbound Hwy. 290 main lanes between Pinemont Drive and West Little York Road. The project involves widening main lanes from three to five lanes in each direction. Originally scheduled to be complete on Sept. 10, TxDOT now plans to open the road to five main lanes on Sept. 17.

Work to widen eastbound main lanes from three to five lanes in the area was finished in July. Once the widening of westbound main lanes is completed, drivers will have five Hwy. 290 main lanes in each direction between West Little York Road and Loop 610, officials said.

Closures for the weekend of Sept. 7-9 can be found here. Additional closures are expected to take place during the weekend of Sept. 14-16, before the new lanes open.

  • All westbound main lanes will be closed between Bingle Road and FM 529 from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

  • All eastbound main lanes will be closed between West Little York and Hollister roads from 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

  • Two inside eastbound main lanes will be closed between FM 1960 and Beltway 8 from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17.

  • Beltway 8 direct connectors to Hwy. 290 westbound will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17. Beltway 8 connectors to Hwy. 290 eastbound will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.


The overall Hwy. 290 project involves widening the highway to five lanes between Loop 610 and Hwy. 6, four lanes from Hwy. 6 to the Grand Parkway and three lanes from the Grand Parkway to the Waller County line with one reversible HOV lane from Loop 610 to Mason Road.

Project H (West Little York Road to Pinemont Drive)
Targeted completion: Main lanes open by Sept. 17, entire project completed by end of 2018
Cost: $153.3 million
Funding source: TxDOT
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.


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