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    US-290 Weekend Travel Alert

    Katy,TX (June 24, 2016) Expect heavy delays traveling through US 290 eastbound around BW 8 and US 290/IH 610 this weekend.

    Project J-1/J-2 (IH 610/US 290 interchange)

    The contractor will continue final striping operations and bridge work.

    • Total Closure – US 290 eastbound direct connector to IH 610 West Loop southbound and North Loop eastbound will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, June 24, to 5 a.m., June 27. Motorists will be detoured to the IH 10 direct connector, take IH 10 westbound, exit Chimney Rock/Wirt and U-turn to IH 10 eastbound to IH 610.
    • IH 610 West Loop southbound mainlanes from W. 18th to Old Katy will have two outside lanes closed from 9 p.m., Friday, June 24 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 25.
    • Total Closure – IH 610 North Loop westbound connector to IH 610 West Loop southbound will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, June 24 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 25.  Detour to the IH 10 connector, take IH 10 westbound, exit Chimney Rock/Wirt and U-turn to IH 10 eastbound to IH 610.
    • IH 610 North Loop eastbound mainlanes from W. 18th to Ella will have two outside lanes closed continuously from 8 p.m., Saturday, June 25 to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26. This includes closure of the exit to and entrance from T.C. Jester and exit to Ella.
    • Total Closure – Hempstead both east- and westbound under IH 610 West Loop will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday, June 26.  Motorists traveling eastbound will be detoured right on N. Post Oak, left on Old Katy to Washington Avenue.  Motorists traveling westbound will be detoured right on IH 610 northbound frontage, left on W. 18th to Hempstead.

     

    Project I (W. 34th Street to Pinemont)

    Crews will work on paving operations. US 290 westbound frontage road at W. 43rd will have one outside lane closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 25.

     

    Project H (Pinemont to W. Little York)

    Crews continue to work on the westbound frontage road.

    • Total Closure – US 290 westbound frontage road from Gessner to Hahl Road will be closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, June 24 to 5 a.m., Monday, June 27.  Motorists will be detoured right on Gessner, left to W. Little York to US 290.
    • US 290 westbound frontage road at Tidwell will have one outside lane closed continuously from 9 p.m., Friday, June 24 to 5 a.m., Monday, June 27.

    Utility crews will run a new overhead utility line on US 290 at Flintlock, between Fairbanks N. Houston and Tidwell.

    • Total Closure – US 290 east- and westbound mainlanes and frontage road between Fairbanks N. Houston and Tidwell will be closed for a 15-minute time period between the hours of  5 a.m. and 7 a.m., Sunday, June 26.  Law enforcement will provide traffic control.

     

    Project G (W. Little York to FM 529)

    The contractor will be opening the new US 290 eastbound collector distributor.  Once weekend work is complete and collector distributor is open, the US 290 eastbound entrance/exit access from FM 529, Senate and W. Little York will be restored using the collector distributor lanes.

    Beginning 9 p.m., Friday, June 24 to 5 a.m., Monday, June 27, the following will be closed:

    • Total Closure – US 290 eastbound mainlanes from FM 529 to W. Little York will be closed.  Drivers will be detoured to the frontage road at the FM 529 exit and can reenter the freeway past Gessner.
    • Total Closure – US 290 eastbound exit to the Sam Houston Tollway north- and southbound will be closed.  Drivers will be detoured to the frontage road at the FM 529 exit and turn left or right on Beltway 8 to access the tollway north- or southbound.  Drivers traveling northbound will use the Beltway 8 frontage road entrance past Philippine, while motorists traveling southbound will use the entrance ramp past W. Little York.
    • Total Closure – Sam Houston Tollway north- and southbound connectors to US 290 eastbound will be closed.  Drivers traveling southbound will be detoured to the West/Gulf Bank/Philippine exit and continue on the frontage road to US 290.  Drivers traveling northbound will be detoured to the W. Little York exit and continue on the frontage road to US 290.
    • US 290 westbound mainlanes from W. Little York to FM 529 will have one inside lane closed.

     

    Project D (Telge to Mueschke)

    The contractor will switch traffic on the westbound frontage road between Barker Cypress and Skinner.

    • US 290 westbound mainlanes from Barker Cypress to Skinner will have one outside lane closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 25.  This includes the entrance ramp from Skinner.
    • US 290 westbound frontage road at Barker Cypress will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 25.  The frontage road will be closed underneath the Barker Cypress overpass and traffic will detour through the signalized intersection.

     

    Project A, B and C-2 (Mason to FM 2920)

    Crews continue to work on mainlane widening. Total Closure – US 290 westbound frontage road from SH 99 to Bauer will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25.  Detour to the mainlanes to the Becker exit.  The westbound exit ramp to Bauer will be closed.

     

    Please note that scheduled closures are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events that may occur.  A listing of all scheduled US 290 lane closures can be viewed online at www.my290.com. For a list of scheduled lane closures in the greater Houston area and to view the Houston area real time traffic map, go online to  www.houstontranstar.org.

     

    A Glimpse Ahead

    There will be no scheduled lane closures during the Fourth of July holiday period from 9 p.m., Friday, July 1 to 5 a.m., Tuesday, July 5.

    Follow them on Twitter @my290houston for updates.

    Courtesy of TxDOT
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