BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas- Construction has officially started for the Brazoria County Expressway in hopes of speeding up the commute along the South Freeway.

The new four-lane toll road will be built in the median of Highway 288, starting from County Road 58 in Manvel to the Harris/Brazoria county line.

A formal groundbreaking to celebrate the expressway was held Tuesday morning.

Officials said it will take two years to build, costing just over $97 million. It is being funded by the tolls.

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