Update: US Highway 290 Construction Project

By Jennifer Vickers, Timbergram Editor

For Timbergrove residents who regularly travel on US Highway 290, it’s hard to remember a time when the freeway wasn’t a seemingly never-ending construction site. However, the end of the nearly-seven year-long road expansion project is within sight with the entire scope of the project anticipated for completion later this year.

But when will construction be complete? What changes can Timbergrove residents expect in their daily commutes? And what new routes will open up as a result of the multi-year effort?

Join us at the next TMCC General meeting on Tuesday, May 8th for an update from Michael Zientek, a Senior Public Involvement representative with HNTB Corporation — an architecture, civil engineering consulting and construction management firm assisting with the US 290 endeavor. Mr. Zientek is solely focused on meeting the needs of stakeholders interested in the progress, planning and design of the reconstruction and widening of US 290.

According to HNTB Corporation, the US 290 program is one of the most important road projects in the Greater Houston area, with an anticipated corridor population increase from 688,000 to 964,000 by the year 2040. Construction is now underway on all of the program’s 13 projects and though most construction is anticipated to be completed by late 2018, stakeholder questions continue to come in.

Mr. Zientek will provide TMCC General Meeting attendees with a US 290 Program construction update, with an emphasis on the status of I-610/US 290 interchange construction and when it is anticipated to be completed.

Can’t join us in person? Catch a live stream of the meeting at facebook.com/TimbergroveManorCivicClub