Volkert is providing Engineer Led Inspection Teams to manage construction on the U.S. 290 Corridor for the Texas Department of Transportation, Houston District. The team is providing structure inspections for bridges and bridge class culverts, which includes foundations, substructure and superstructure; concrete paving inspections from the subgrade up to the pavement; and hot mix asphalt paving inspection from the subgrade up to the pavement.
TxDOT is proposing a design for the initial U.S. 290 construction phase, which includes one additional general purpose lane in each direction from I-610 to S.H. 6, with a one-lane reversible High Occupancy Vehicle lane in the center of U.S. 290 from I-610 to S.H. 99 (Grand Parkway).
Carpoolers and buses will benefit from an extension of the existing reversible lane to the Grand Parkway. Access to the reversible facility will be from direct connection ramps from the Northwest Transit Center, West Little York Park and Ride, and the Northwest Station Park and Ride, as well as slip ramps to serve the Skinner Park and Ride.
The proposed improvements are part of TxDOT’s long-range vision for the U.S. 290 corridor, which also includes construction of the Hempstead Tollway from I-610 to S.H. 99 (Grand Parkway) with two lanes in each direction, and a 50-foot reserve for future high-capacity transit.