U.S. 290 toll road in Texas now open to traffic

Updated Apr 24, 2018
Photo courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.Photo courtesy Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that U.S. 290 in Harris County is now open, with four lanes in each direction from Grand Parkway to Waller County, but some minor work remains, the Houston Chronicle reports. An event celebrating what officials called “substantial completion” took place April 18.

TxDOT spokeswoman Deidre George told reporters that some people have already reported better travel times, even though the frontage roads are still under construction for at least the next few weeks and some main lanes will be closed at night for striping and concrete grinding.

“It’s some smaller things, and we’re there,” Frank Leong, TxDOT area engineer for western Harris County, told the news agency.