Katy, TX (November 18, 2016) The Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor working on the US 290 Project H from Pinemont to W. Little York continues to progress with mainlane construction. This weekend, crews will switch traffic on the US 290 westbound mainlanes from Hollister to Fairbanks N. Houston, signifying completion of a major milestone for the project.
Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, November 18 to 5 a.m., Monday, November 21, the following will be closed.
- US 290 westbound main lanes from Hollister to W. Little York will be closed. Drivers will be detoured to the frontage road at the Hollister exit and re-enter the main lanes past Gessner.
- US 290 westbound connector ramp to the Sam Houston Tollway will be closed. Drivers will be detoured to the frontage road at the Hollister exit, turn left or right on the Beltway 8 frontage road and enter the tollway at the next entrance.
- Gessner north- and southbound under US 290 will be closed. Drivers will be detoured to the frontage road.
Local law enforcement will be on site to facilitate traffic through the signalized intersections. Motorists should expect heavy delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes, such as Hempstead Road.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, the contractor for Project I, from W. 34th to Pinemont, will close the US 290 westbound exit ramps to W. 43rd/Bingle and to Hollister/Tidwell. The ramps will close at 9 p.m., Monday, November 28 and crews will work on completing paving operations on the new westbound main lanes. The W. 43rd/Bingle exit is anticipated to reopen December 13 and the Hollister/Tidwell exit ramp on December 21. Drivers are encouraged to use the W. 34th exit ramp just past I-610 or continue west to the Fairbanks N. Houston exit ramp and U-turn. The US 290 westbound main lanes between W. 34th and Pinemont are tentatively scheduled to be switched to new pavement before the end of December.