Where: Berry Center
8877 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433
When: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
   
Where: Sheraton Brookhollow
3000 N. Loop West
Houston, TX 77092
When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
   
Purpose: The purpose of the public meetings is to present the proposed revised interim lane configuration for the initial construction phase of the US 290 corridor in Harris County. The meetings will be held in two locations, with each meeting presenting the same information.
   
Description: The original roadway configuration included four east and westbound general purpose lanes, and three reversible managed lanes that was to be operated by Harris County. The proposed configuration includes:
  • One additional general purpose lane added each way between I-610 and SH 6
  • One-lane reversible high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in the center of US 290 from I-610 to SH 99 (Grand Parkway)
The proposed changes in how US 290 will be configured/designed during the initial roadway operations are necessary due to changes in funding and operational agreements between TxDOT and Harris County. This revised proposed lane configuration would allow TxDOT and its operating partner, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, to meet current highway design and safety standards, use available capacity and maintain access for carpoolers and transit on an HOV lane until the proposed Hempstead Tollway portion of the ultimate US 290 Corridor Project can be constructed.

Exhibits showing aerial photography and schematic plans for the proposed project will be available for review at the public meetings and at My290.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated Dec. 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT.
   
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Contact: TxDOT Houston District
Public Information Office
(713) 802-5076
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