US 290 HOV/HOT Lane to Detour East of Dacoma

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Release Date:       
April 22, 2014

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US 290 HOV/HOT Lane to Detour East of Dacoma

TxDOT's US 290 Project  Includes Demolition of Portion of Elevated HOT/HOV

Due to TxDOT's reconstruction and widening of US 290, the elevated HOV/HOT lane that runs from east of Dacoma to the Northwest Transit Center is scheduled to be demolished.

Starting Monday, April 28,  METRO Park & Ride buses serving the US 290 corridor (214, 216, 217 and 219) will be temporarily detoured to the new IH-610 southbound frontage road before reaching the Northwest Transit Center. Riders may experience some delay during peak-hour travel. 

  •  A temporary lane will connect the I-10 Katy Freeway to the 610 West Loop and US 290
  • Vehicles will exit at Old Katy Road, across from the Northwest Transit Center
  • U.S. 290 Park & Ride route busese will continue to stop at the  Northwest Transit Center.

The TxDOT project is projected to last approximately 30 to 60 days. For more information on the US 290 project, visit