Construction begins on Highway 288 expansion

HOUSTON - Construction officially began Tuesday morning on a project to expand Highway 288.

Major freeways will be affected in the Houston area, including Beltway 8 and the 610 Loop.

The multimillion-dollar project will add several direct connector ramps, bridges and toll lanes.

The improvements will stretch from the Southwest Freeway to the Harris County line at Clear Creek.

Construction is expected to be finished in 2019.

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