TxDOT completes upgrade to 290 in McDade Posted in: News Bastrop County officials joined the Texas Department of Transportation to celebrate the completion of the U.S. Highway 290 Improvements project in McDade. The eight-mile project completes the four-lane divided section of US 290 East between Elgin and Paige.“This project helps increase safety and mobility by dividing the highway, adding a grassy median and cable barrier,” TxDOT Austin District Engineer Tucker Ferguson said. “The barrier will help prevent vehicles from crossing over into oncoming traffic.”The project also constructed a four-foot inside shoulder and 10-foot outside shoulder, as well as added 18 crossovers with turn lanes.“These improvements will save lives,” remarked Bastrop ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!