Work progressing on north Houston toll road

Work is under way on a major new stretch of the Grand Parkway TX 99 on the outskirts of the Houston area.

The 38 miles of 2x2 lanes tollway will run from US 290 to US 59 North to the northwest of Houston.

This is the third section of a beltway “box” (others being the inner I-610 and the Houston Tollway TX 8), according to a report in Tollroads News.

“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, Texas DOT (TxDOT) Executive Director Phil Wilson said at a recent groundbreaking ceremony.

 “We are proud of the partnerships that share our vision of addressing congestion and helping motorists move freely and safely on Texas highways,” he added.

TxDOT raised some $2.92 billion in a bond sale just weeks ago to finance the tollroads.

 

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