The Texas Department of Transportation will begin construction this fall on the next two segments of the Grand Parkway, which is expected to be the largest highway loop in the United States by 2022.
TxDOT awarded a $585 million construction contract for segments H, I-1 and I-2 to Grand Parkway Infrastructure — a partnership with Ferrovial Agroman Construction, along with Webber LLC and Granite Construction Inc.
Segments H and I will span from New Caney to Baytown while passing near the Crosby and Huffman areas.
“Currently the construction date for SH 99 Grand Parkway Segment I-1, which is the segment nearest to the Huffman/Crosby area is scheduled for early 2019,” Janice Hayes, public relations manager for Grand Parkway Infrastructure said.
Upon completion of the Grand Parkway in 2022, drivers will be able to travel from Baytown to League City in a loop that passes through New Caney, Spring, Tomball, Cypress and Sugar Land.
Earlier in March, GPI employees began clearing of trees from Hwy. 59 in New Caney, just a mile away from Loop 494.
Construction along the corridor from the Hwy. 59 interchange in New Caney to the north and Hwy. 146 in Baytown to the south will begin sometime this year.
Final designs of the road, right-of-way acquisition with property owners and utility relocations are currently underway.
Segments H and I-1 are approximately 37.5 miles of a two-lane toll road with intermittent four-lane sections for passing and extends from Hwy. 59 in New Caney to I-10 near Mont Belvieu.
Segment I-2 is broken down into two segments, I-2A and I-2B. Segment I-2B is approximately 6.1 miles of a new four lane toll facility from SH146 in Baytown to FM 1405. Segment I-2A consists of 8.7 miles of tolling equipment upgrades and other improvements for and existing four-lane facility from FM 1405 to IH10.
Grand Parkway Segment I-1 will not run directly through the Huffman and Crosby areas. Depending on where the stakeholder’s residence or business is located, Hwy. 99 can be as close as 6.5 miles or as far as 10 miles away.
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