Stack construction at US59/Beltway 8 North
Last updated 13-March-2002
Beltway 8 main lanes and one direct connector, eastbound BW8 to northbound US 59
This section of Beltway 8 is a freeway, not a tollway, and the new Beltway 8 main lanes will be free.
In the long term, a full stack is planned at this location. This project includes only one direct connector. The remaining connectors
will be added over the next 10-15 years.
This schematic view shows the planned 5-level stack at BW8 and US 59. In 2001,
the BW8 main lanes and 1 direct connector are under construction.
March 12, 2002
(high resolution 123k) Looking north along US 59. Photo taken 12-March-2002.
(high resolution 172k) Looking northeast, with the beltway 8 eastbound feeder in the foreground. Photo taken 12-March-2002.
December 20, 2001
Looking north along the southbound US 59 feeder road. Photo taken 20-December-2001.
(high resolution 184k) Looking east along the Beltway 8 feeder road. Substantial progress is being made on
the direct connector piers. Photo taken 20-December-2001.
(high resolution 184k) Looking east along the Beltway 8 feeder road. Photo taken 20-December-2001.
(high resolution 150k) Looking north along the US 59 feeder road, with the direct connector piers in the background. Photo taken 22-May-2001.
(high resolution 150k) Looking southeast at the piers for the Beltway 8 main lanes. No progress on the bridge deck yet.
Photo taken 22-May-2001.
Construction of the direct connector at the BW8/US59 interchange, October 2000. This
view looks northeast across US59, showing piers for the connector from eastbound BW8 to
taken June 2000. These are some of the piers east of US 59. This will form part
of the long bridge that extends about 1 mile east of 59.
These are the piers on the west
of US59. The eastbound BW8 feeder is in the foreground, and US 59 can be seen
in the background. As of June 2000, no significant work had been done on the
direct connector from EB BW8 to NB US 59.