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US 90 Crosby Freeway Ribbon Cutting 10 a.m. Mon. Jan. 24

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Posted: Friday, January 21, 2011 11:10 pm

Completion of the freeway will connect existing US 90 from Beaumont to Houston and provide motorists with a seamless transfer onto the present freeway system

A Ribbon Cutting will be held to celebrate the opening of the newly-constructed segment of US 90 from the IH 10/IH 610 Interchange to Beltway 8 at 10 a.m., Mon., Jan. 24, 2011 on the US 90 eastbound connector ramp from IH-10 East .

Invited guests include US Congress Representatives Gene Green, Ted Poe, and Shelia Jackson-Lee, State Senators John Whitmire and Mario Gallegos, Texas Representatives Dan Huberty and Harold Dutton, Judge Ed Emmett, Harris County Commissioner Jack Morman, Texas Transportation Commissioner Ned Holmes and a host of other locally elected and agency officials and members of the business community.

The new freeway will provide more direct access to northeast Harris County and the communities between Lake Houston and IH 10 East Freeway, including many of Houston's newest suburbs.

The project was started in Sept., 2006 and it was completed at a cost of $157 million. It includes approximately seven miles of mainlane freeway paving, three direct connectors, storm sewer installation and detention ponds. The roadway will feature three mainlanes in each direction and allow for direct access to and from IH 10 East and IH 610/ East Loop. The contractor is slated to open the westbound mainlanes within a week's time and the eastbound lanes are expected to open late January/early February.

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  • DaveMc posted at 9:14 pm on Sun, Jan 23, 2011.

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    Why does Sheila Jackson-Lee have to be there? The freeway is not in her district. If she makes any comments, hopefully she won't say "Interstate 90" or "FM 90". It could be possible, after all there are two Vietnams according to her. Hopefully the wind will blow that crown weave hair right off her head. Please, please someone keep her away from the TV cameras.