HOUSTON) Today, the new westbound mainlanes of US 90/Crosby Freeway between Beltway 8 and IH 10 EAST were opened to traffic. The project, which started in September 2006, includes approximately seven miles of new mainlane freeway paving, three direct connectors, storm sewer installation and detention ponds. This new stretch of roadway will provide more direct access to northeast Harris County and the communities between Lake Houston and IH 10. Areas such as Channelview, Crosby, Liberty, and Dayton will benefit from the improved access to Houston and IH 610 East. Additionally, the project is expected to bring relief for trucking traffic along old US 90.
The extension of US 90 encompasses three distinct contracts with the full limits having been constructed by Williams Brothers Construction Company. A ceremonial ribbon cutting is scheduled to celebrate the pending final completion of the project on Monday, January 24 @ 10 AM. The contractor anticipates opening the US 90 eastbound lanes within the next two weeks, pending good weather conditions for the final pavement striping activities.
For more information regarding the US 90/Crosby Freeway Ribbon Cutting event please contact the Houston District Public Information Office at 713-802-5076.