HOUSTON – As state population booms, the Texas Department of Transportation has broken ground on a new part of the Grand Parkway.
The work begins on the north part of Highway 99, between U.S 290 and U.S. 59 North in Harris and Montgomery counties.
When the work is completed motorists will be able to drive SH 99 from US 290 directly to US 59 North.
“This latest phase of construction represents a continuation of the forward thinking and planning that will expedite mobility and provide the infrastructure this area will need as Texas welcomes more drivers and business traffic,” TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson said in a news release. “We are proud of the partnerships that share our vision of addressing congestion and helping motorists move freely and safely on Texas highways.”
The 38-mile stretch of highway is expected to take two and a half years to complete and is expected to cost just over $1 billion.
For ongoing updates on the SH 99/Grand Parkway project, visit www.grandparkway99.com or call 1-855-99Grand.