The SH 288 Toll Lanes Expansion project impacts Texas Medical Center

The SH 288 Toll Lanes Expansion aims to implement improved functionality of 10.3 miles of SH 288, from US 59 to the Harris County line at Clear Creek. By constructing new toll lanes, installing toll infrastructure and establishing toll operations and maintenance, SH 288 will handle traffic better than ever before. Construction has already begun and is expected to last until 2019.

The SH 288 expansion will include three major interchanges:

  • Beltway 8, which will include eight direct connector/ramp bridges
  • Loop 610, which will include eight direct connector/ramp bridges
  • The Texas Medical Center, which will include two direct connector/ramp bridges

Goals for SH 288 and all existing freeway interchanges to be impacted (Loop 610, SH 288, Beltway 8, Mainline Bridges, and the Texas Medical Center):

  • Management of traffic/traffic stages
  • Building of new interchanges, managing traffic movements at all times
  • Remove existing bridges while maintaining traffic flow
  • Preservation of railway right of way
  • Coordination with Beltway 8 Project/HCTRA
  • Coordination with City of Pearland
  • Establishing access points to and from a live highway
  • Widening of existing bridges
  • Working in a confined environment

How to keep abreast of progress:

  • This website gives construction updates, affected traffic areas and alternate routes.
  • Sign up to receive alerts by email and/or text messages.
  • Call the Information Hotline at 1-888-328-8622