The Houston region’s population is expected to grow by 64% between 2006 and 2035. In that time frame, the population of the US 290 corridor between IH 610 and FM 2920 will swell to an estimated 888,000. To accommodate this significant growth, the US 290 Program has developed a plan to increase highway capacity on US 290 and the Hempstead Tollway from the IH 610/US 290 interchange to FM 2920. The program includes the creation of:
- 5-6 general-purpose lanes in each direction from IH 610 to SH 6
- 4 general-purpose lanes in each direction from SH 6 to the proposed SH 99/Grand Parkway
- 3 general-purpose lanes in each direction from the proposed SH 99/Grand Parkway to FM 2920
- A 4 lane, two-way managed lanes facility along Hempstead Tollway from IH 610 to the proposed SH 99/Grand Parkway
Additionally, US 290 METRO HOV operations will be moved to Hempstead Tollway managed lanes, easing congestion on US 290.
For more information on the US 290 Program, visit my290.com or call 1-800-95US290.