U.S. 290 Program Management

Houston, Texas

HNTB helps TxDOT accelerate construction schedule by as much as 20 years



•    TxDOT, HCTRA pool resources
•    Bridge plans prepared in 107 days
•    All phases start on time or ahead of schedule

HNTB is program management consultant on the massive reconstruction and expansion of U.S. Highway 290 in Houston. HNTB worked with Texas Department of Transportation staff to fast track the 25-mile, design-bid-build project by 20 years. 

When TxDOT and the Harris County Toll Road Authority pooled resources to deliver the project, HNTB assisted in creating the partnership. And, when an unexpected opportunity arose, the firm prepared 100-percent bridge plans in 107 days, mobilizing more than 70 professionals from multiple offices.

HNTB oversaw design engineering teams and assisted with major, federal project requirements, project controls, public outreach, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocations and construction inspection support. All phases of the project started on time or ahead of schedule, bringing much-needed congestion relief to Houston’s busiest corridor.