January 19, 2011
Completion of the freeway will connect existing US 90 from Beaumont to
Houston and provide motorists with a seamless transfer onto the present
Who, What, When, Where
Federal, State and local officials will join the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the opening of the newly-constructed segment of US 90 from the IH 10/IH 610 Interchange to Beltway 8. The new freeway will provide more direct access to northeast Harris County and the communities between Lake Houston and IH 10 East Freeway, including many of Houston’s newest suburbs.
The project was started in September, 2006 and it was completed at a cost of $157 million. It includes approximately seven miles of mainlane freeway paving, three direct connectors, storm sewer installation and detention ponds. The roadway will feature three mainlanes in each direction and allow for direct access to and from IH 10 East and IH 610/ East Loop. The contractor is slated to open the westbound mainlanes within a week’s time and the eastbound lanes are expected to open late January/early February.
The extension of US 90 encompasses three distinct contracts with the full limits having been constructed by Williams Brothers Construction Company. The project was built without having to rebuild the IH 10 and IH 610 interchanges and it is expected to bring relief for trucking traffic along old US 90.
Media representatives interested in covering the ribbon cutting celebration are encouraged to contact the TxDOT Public Information Office at (713) 802-5076.
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