Two major highway projects are now moving ahead in Texas. One project is for the Grand Parkway around Houston, the other is for the construction of three bridges at an interchange on US 290.

Grand Parkway Infrastructure is to construct a stretch of the Highway 99 Grand Parkway, which will run around Houston. In all the project for the 295km gyratory highway is costing US$1.28 billion. The package of works was awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation and involves building extra toll lanes as well as rebuilding and widening 74 bridges. Grand Parkway Infrastructure’s package of works for the project is worth $585 million and the firm is expected to commence operations in the third quarter of 2018.

Meanwhile there are plans being drawn up for the construction of three new bridges on the tolled US 290 route. The bridges will be built at an intersection with another highway, with the work expected to cost $130 million in all. The contract will; be awarded by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. The work will be paid for through tolls.

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