The Manor Expressway project will triple the current capacity of US 290 East between US 183 and SH 130. It will be a 6.2-mile limited-access road, including:
The new Manor Expressway will be constructed in an expanded median of the existing US 290 East. Here’s how.
- Three tolled lanes in each direction, and
- Three non-tolled frontage lanes in each direction.
The existing US 290 will be widened and improved and will remain non-tolled. Drivers who prefer not to use the Manor Expressway will have the option of using these non-tolled frontage roads.
Once completed, the Manor Expressway will link up with other important roadways in the region, including US 183 and the new SH 130 toll road.
Phase 1 of the project, which includes direct connectors to US 183 and 1.5 miles of the new toll road is now complete. The entire project, from US 183 to east of Parmer Lane, is projected to open in early 2014. Click here to download a project fact sheet and to view 2012 and 2014 toll rates.
Phase 1 Construction:
Federal stimulus funding was allocated to help complete the flyover direct connect interchange between US 183 and the Manor Expressway. As a result, the Mobility Authority prioritized construction of these interchanges, as well as right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation on a 1.5-mile stretch of the Manor Expressway between US 183 and Chimney Hill Blvd. to ensure the new flyovers operate efficiently.
This first phase of the Manor Expressway was funded using a combination of the federal stimulus funding, a State Infrastructure Bank loan, a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan and bond debt. Phase 1 began opening to traffic in late 2012.
Phase 2 Construction:
$306 million in senior lien revenue bonds and $70 million in subordinate lien revenue bonds have been sold to finance Phase 2 of the Manor Expressway from Chimney Hill Blvd. to east of Parmer Lane. Construction began in July 2011, and Phase 2 is projected to open in 2014.
$426 million. Funding will be provided through state and federal highway funds, as well as borrowed money backed by future toll revenue.
Click here to download various maps for the Manor Expressway project. Click here to download 2013 and 2014 toll rates.