Balfour Beatty Awarded Business U.S. Highway 90U Improvement Project in Houston

by Balfour Beatty

HOUSTON – August 7, 2023 – Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to widen Business U.S. Highway (BU) 90U from Interstate Highway 610 (I-610) to the east of Mesa Road on behalf of Texas Department of Transportation’s Houston District. Once complete, the approximately $62.5 million improvement project will ease traffic congestion and enhance safety and storm drainage in the northeast Houston area.

The Balfour Beatty team will deliver improvements to the existing four-lane, undivided rural roadway including widening the travel lanes from 11 feet to 12 feet in each direction and adding an additional 14-foot travel lane in each direction. The team will also construct a 16-foot continuous center turn lane and continuous sidewalks in each direction throughout the project limits.

“As a leader in the delivery of major improvement projects across Texas, Balfour Beatty is honored to continue its vital role in enhancing the infrastructure in one of the country’s fastest growing states,” said Mark Johnnie, Chief Operations Officer and Senior Vice President of Balfour Beatty’s US Civils operations. “Our company looks forward to our partnership with TxDOT’s Houston District and the local community in providing a transformative transportation solution for travelers in and around Harris County.”

Balfour Beatty has partnered with TxDOT’s Houston District to deliver complex highway and bridge projects in Texas including the Interstate Highway (IH) 10 Elysian Viaduct Bridge, IH 45 at IH 10, IH 10 at Studemont and IH 10 at Washington.

Construction will begin in early 2024 with an expected completion in 2027. For more details on the BU 90U improvement project, please visit