HOUSTON — The biggest loop road in America is one step closer to completion.
Dubbed the Grand Parkway, the Houston loop of Highway 99 was first imagined in the 1960s and will eventually stretch 184 miles.
A grand opening is being held Wednesday, May 18, for the newest section, which runs from the Easttex Freeway in New Caney down to Baytown, where it meets Highway 146, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Tolls will go into effect at midnight Saturday.
The entire project is divided into 11 segments and will run through seven different counties in the Greater Houston area.
The rest of the proposed loop will start at the Southwest Freeway in Fort Bend County and travel east through Brazoria County and end at Highway 146 in Galveston County.
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