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New METRO HOV/HOT Ramp to Open as 290 Nears Completion
News Release
Friday, December 14, 2018

METRO has reached another milestone as road construction on U.S. 290 nears completion.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, a new HOV/HOT (Express) Lane ramp will open for traffic west of Huffmeister Road. The new entrance ramp will be open Monday through Friday. Inbound traffic may enter between the hours of 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. Outbound traffic may exit the new location from 1 p.m until 8 p.m. 

The ramp is part of a 2.5 mile extension to U.S. 290's high-occupancy lane network and will create faster, more convenient and reliable service for more commuters.

As a result of the extension, METRO's U.S. 290 HOV/HOT (Express) ramp located west of Eldridge Parkway will close permanently on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Plan ahead and consider alternate routes in case of delays. Police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

To learn more about the US 290 Program or the roadway closures related to this work, please visit or Houston Transtar. Subscribe to METRO Service Alerts for real-time information sent directly to your phone.


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