News Source: TxDOT
Sep. 26, 2011
Construction recently began on the Segment E expansion of the Grand Parkway (SH 99) in Katy. On Sept. 13, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the road that will link I-10W to US 290. TxDOT recently awarded four construction contracts, totaling approximately $321 million, for the project. The project is designed to ease traffic congestion and spur economic development in northwest Houston and is expected to be completed in 28 months.
Numerous state officials participated in the ceremony, including Texas Transportation Commissioner Ned Holmes, TxDOT Interim Executive Director John Barton, State Senators Dan Patrick, Tommy Williams and Joan Huffman and State Representatives Bill Callegari, Allen Fletcher and Jim Murphy.