Highway 290 inbound now open to 5 lanes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Hating the 290 drive is somewhat of a Houston past-time, but now commuters can see some measurable progress on the construction project that began in 2011.

As of Monday, all five eastbound mainlanes for US-290 from Pinemont to the 610 West Loop have reopened, following a total closure over the weekend to allow crews to place the lanes in its permanent configuration.

Later this year, crews will also build a Highway 6/ FM-1960 bridge over US-290.

TxDOT crews broke ground on the 290 widening project in June of 2011, and expect the project to wrap up by the first quarter of 2019.

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