Commuters have another thing to factor into their drive as two major freeway closures on Highway 290 this weekend.  US 290 closed at the SH 99 Grand Parkway interchange at 9:00pm Friday and reopen Monday at 5:00 a.m.  Weekend crews hanging beams for the new direct connectors from US 290 east- and westbound to SH 99 Grand Parkway southbound.   W. Little York Bridge over US 290 will be closed Friday as well as Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Those areas will also be closed again next weekend.   The construction at SH 99 and US 290 interchange is part of the $320 million SH 99 Grand Parkway Segment E project that is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

Photo courtesy of Houston Transtar