U.S. 290 construction finally to end (mostly) later this year

Frequent travelers of U.S. 290 know two different eras of the freeway: Before Construction and During Construction.

Before miles of construction started in 2011, U.S. 290 was a tied-up mess slowing to a crawl by increased demand. During is six years of freeway closings, lane changes and narrow stretches shared by heavy trucks – along with even more traffic.

“It’s been like having a root canal for six years,” said Peter Perez, 42, who drives into Uptown every work day from Jersey Village.

Source: U.S. 290 construction finally to end (mostly) later this year – HoustonChronicle.com

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