Texas Transportation Commission Awards Design-Build Contract for SH 99 (Grand Parkway) Segments H, I-1, I-2 in Houston and Beaumont Districts
HOUSTON, TX TxDOT has selected Grand Parkway Infrastructure, whose equity members include Ferrovial Agroman U.S., Granite Construction Co., and Webber LLC, to serve as the design-builder to develop, design, construct and maintain approximately 44 miles of SH 99/Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 and I-2 in Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties. This toll-lane project begins at US 59 and connects to the existing I-2A portion, continuing on to SH 146 to ultimately complete the northeast segments of the 180-mile Grand Parkway loop.
Grand Parkway Infrastructure, the selected design-builder, will build Segments H and I-1, a new tolled two-lane controlled access facility, with intermittent four-lane sections for passing from US 59 North to I-10 East (approximately 38 miles); Segment I-2 which includes four additional toll lanes from FM 1405 to SH 146 for approximately six miles; and upgrade the tolling equipment of the existing tolled four-lane facility from I-10 East to FM 1405.
"Development of the Grand Parkway is an important priority for the Houston area and the state of Texas. It is an opportunity to offer alternate routes for motorists who travel into and around the greater Houston area," said Quincy Allen, TxDOT Houston District Engineer. "Constructing this outer loop system provides motorists more direct travel options for the movement of goods, people and services to, through and around the region while keeping them from going into the core of the Houston area."
The construction work will begin in early 2018 and is scheduled to be substantially complete in early 2022.