KATY, Texas -- Drivers near Katy, get ready for more roadwork.
TxDOT is starting a new project to connect two major roadways. Even though it could cause temporary delays, drivers say they are ready for the construction.
TxDOT has broken ground on a project at the intersection of I-10 and State Highway 99 (The Grand Parkway) to improve traffic flow in this problem area. The agency is building direct-connector ramps from I-10 westbound to Highway 99 southbound and from Highway 99 northbound to I-10 eastbound, allowing drivers to bypass the stoplight at the intersection.
Driver Rebecca Swick says congestion along Highway 99 approaching I-10 is only getting worse.
"It can be backed up all the way to the first light," Swick said. Swick said she doesn't mind the roadwork, if it helps open up the lanes. "Construction is nothing, it’s just a part of being in Houston, you have to deal with it."