RIBBON CUTTING FOR THE NEW IH 10 WEST/ SH 99 DIRECT CONNECTORS
Completion of connectors will significantly improve the mobility and flow of traffic traveling through the IH 10 West/ SH 99 Intersection.
Who, What, When, Where
* Speakers include Texas Representatives Bill Callegari and Ron Reynolds, Texas Transportation Commissioner Ned Holmes, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Ft. Bend County Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers. A host of other locally elected and agency officials and members of the business community will be on hand.
* Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the opening of the two newly-constructed direct connectors of IH 10 West/ SH 99
* 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011
* On the IH 10 West westbound connector to SH 99 southbound.
Federal, State and local officials will join the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to celebrate the opening of the newly-constructed direct connectors for the IH 10 West/ SH 99 interchange. The first of the two ramps, SH 99 northbound to IH 10 eastbound, recently opened on December 2. The second ramp, IH 10 westbound to SH 99 southbound is on schedule to be completed in the coming weeks.
The addition of these ramps will significantly improve the mobility and flow of traffic traveling through the IH 10 West/ SH 99 intersection. Once complete, motorists who travel SH 99 northbound to IH 10 east bound and IH 10 westbound to SH 99 southbound will see a reduction in travel times from using the ramps to bypass the signalized intersection.
The connectors were constructed by Lone Star Road Construction at a cost of $29 million, which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Economic Stimulus Bill). Construction began in July, 2010 and took 18 months to complete.