Traffic Alert: Major Continuous Closure of US 290 East Connector to I-610 North


Contact: Karen Othon

Phone: (713) 354-1532

Date: Nov. 6, 2017


HOUSTON – Ongoing US 290 construction at the I-610 interchange continues to move forward. The contractor will work this week on rebuilding the connector ramp from US 290 eastbound to I-610 North Loop eastbound. Completing and opening this connector ramp in its final configuration signifies completion of a major milestone for the project.

In order to facilitate this phase of work, the US 290 eastbound connector to I-610 North Loop eastbound will be closed beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, through 5 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 16.

  • Drivers will be detoured to I-610 West Loop southbound, exit at Woodway/Memorial, and U-turn to I-610 northbound.
  • For an alternate detour via the frontage road, drivers can exit US 290 eastbound at Mangum/Dacoma from the I-10 connector ramp, travel on the frontage road to W. 18th Street, and turn left toward the I-610 North Loop eastbound frontage road, and enter I-610 mainlanes past T. C. Jester.

When the connector ramp reopens on Nov. 16, the US 290 eastbound entrance ramp from W. 34th will also reopen in a temporary configuration as a one-lane entrance ramp, with a dedicated lane onto US 290. In addition, the eastbound entrance ramp from Dacoma to the I-610 North Loop eastbound connector will reopen. The opening of these two entrance ramps restores additional access to the I-610 interchange.

Drivers should use caution as the US 290 exit lane configuration to I-610 will have changed.

  • Travel toward I-610 West Loop: Drivers will exit from the left side of the freeway. The left lane is a dedicated exit to I-610 West Loop with the center lane as an optional exit to either I-610 West or I-610 North Loop.
  • Travel toward I-610 North Loop: Drivers will exit from the right side of the freeway. The right lane is a dedicated exit to I-610 North Loop with the center lane an optional exit to either I-610 North or I-610 West Loop.

For more information on the US 290 project, visit my290 or contact Karen Othon at (713) 354-1532. Follow us on Twitter.

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