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Grand Parkway opens from New Caney to Baytown Motorists can now travel the
TxDOT ocials noted the new stretch of the Grand Parkway—a roughly $1.28 billion expansion that includes segments H, I-1 and I-2—represents a 52.5-mile corridor spanning Harris, Montgomery, Liberty and Chambers counties. The scope of the project included the construction of new lanes and the modernization of existing tolling infrastructure. Ocials added the new segments connecting New Caney to Baytown would be free to motorists for two days before tolls begin to be collected at midnight May 21. According to TxDOT, the Grand Parkway is the longest highway loop in the U.S. and is the third circumferential highway around the Houston metro, joining the 610 Loop and Beltway 8. With the completion of segments H, I-1 and I-2, the Grand Parkway is now open from I-10 in Baytown to I-69 in Sugar Land. 6 10 69 290 90
Grand Parkway from Hwy. 59 in New Caney to I-10 in Baytown after 52.5 miles of new roadway segments opened May 19, Texas Department of Transportation ocials said. According to TxDOT Public Information Ocer Danny Perez, the Grand Parkway—a 184-mile highway composed of 11 segments across seven counties—is intended to improve mobility, reduce congestion, and accommodate population and economic growth in the Greater Houston area. “[The Grand Parkway] will provide additional route options for the traveling public, who will no longer have to come into the core of the Houston area to get to their destination,” Perez said in an email. “This, of course, reduces the number of vehicles coming into the central part of the city, providing congestion relief.”
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Northpark Drive overpass A project to expand Northpark Drive from four to six lanes between Hwy. 59 and Russell Palmer Road and add an overpass over the railroad is expected to go to bid in June with construction beginning shortly after. According to Ralph De Leon, administrator of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 10, the project is expected to take roughly 30 months to complete once construction begins. Timeline: June 2022-winter 2024 Cost: $52 million Funding source: LHRA, TIRZ 10, city of Houston
The Grand Parkway extension project from New Caney to Baytown represents a 52.5-mile corridor of the 184-mile highway aimed at improving mobility and easing trac congestion in the Greater Houston area. Timeline: April 2018-May 2022 Cost: $1.28 billion Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation SOURCES: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, GRAND PARKWAY TRANSPORTATION CORP. COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER 288
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