Frequently Asked Questions
What is the SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1, & I-2 Project?
The SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 & I-2 project is the continuation of the construction of a 184-mile highway loop around the Greater Houston area. The Segments H, I-1 & I-2 represent a 52.5-mile corridor spanning Chambers, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties northeast of Houston.
The project includes:
A new tolled two-lane controlled access facility, with intermittent four-lane sections for passing from US 59 North to IH 10 East
Four additional toll lanes from IH 10 East to FM 1405
Reconstruction of 74 bridges
Upgrades to the visual appearance of the corridor through aesthetic enhancements and landscaping improvements
The SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H, I-1 & I-2 project is owned and managed by the Texas Department of Transportation. Construction is being performed by Grand Parkway Infrastructure.
The total project cost is approximately $1.28 billion. Design, construction and utilities represent approximately $895 million, which includes the addition of the Segment H Options; right-of-way acquisition, $354 million; and tolling facility, $32 million.
What is the project cost?
The project is being funded through a mix of toll road revenue bonds and government loans. A Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal government and 2017 Toll Road Revenue Bonds issued by the Grand Parkway Transportation Corporation (GPTC) represent $1.13 billion of the total project cost. GPTC’s 2013 Bond Sale represents an additional $150 million.
How is the project funded?
Construction is projected to begin in mid- to late-2018 and last approximately four years.
How long will construction last?
The project team is committed to ensuring local residents are fully informed about construction work and drivers are kept up to speed on potential travel delays. There are three ways you can be alerted to construction activity and lane closures:
How do I find out about construction activity and lane closures during construction?
Under a design/build approach, the contractor is responsible for both producing the roadway design and constructing the project. The design/build method can improve efficiencies, reduce costs and provide for a more timely project completion, so as to minimize impacts to affected property owners and the traveling public.
What is a "design/build" project?
The SH 99 Grand Parkway is owned by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Grand Parkway Infrastructure will provide maintenance along portions of the project through a Capital Maintenance Agreement (CMA) with TxDOT.
Who will own and operate the SH 99 Grand Parkway project?
For more information, or to ask questions or share concerns, you can call the project hotline at (877) 553-7374 or send in questions and comments on our Contact Us page. You can also sign up for our regular e-newsletter or request a presentation with the project team for your organization or group.
How can I get more information?