U.S. 290 Program Management

Houston

Client
The Texas Department of Transportation

Project Overview
HNTB served as program management consultant on the massive reconstruction and expansion of U.S. Highway 290 in Houston, a 38-mile design-bid-build project. 

Strategy
When TxDOT and the local toll road agency pooled resources to deliver the project, HNTB assisted in creating the partnership. When an unexpected opportunity arose, the firm prepared 100-percent bridge plans in 107 days, mobilizing more than 70 professionals from multiple offices. And, when resources and agency responsibilities were reallocated, HNTB helped TxDOT develop and deliver a revised interim implementation plan with minimal impacts to the schedule.

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. 

Results
HNTB helped TxDOT accelerate construction by as much as 20 years. All phases of the project started on-time or ahead of schedule, bringing much-needed congestion relief to Houston's rapidly growing northwest region.