HOUSTON - Houstonians know all too well about the heavy traffic on U.S. 290, and some even call it the devil's playground. But as of Monday, the highway has opened five lanes.
For a long time, concrete barriers were up during construction, narrowing the space for drivers.
TxDot crew officials said the eastbound mainlanes of 290 from Pinemont to 610 is in its final layout.
Good news! The closure this past weekend allowed crews to place the EB Mainlanes of US 290 from Pinemont to 610 in its final configuration. — TxDOT US 290 Houston (@my290Houston) June 11, 2018
The widening of the freeway may potentially ease up traffic congestion by giving drivers more room.
The westbound lanes are still under construction.
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