UPDATE: Construction on Grand Parkway bridges to temporarily shut down Hwy. 59 main lanes in New Caney

Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC will begin the construction of the Grand Parkway bridges on April 17. (Courtesy Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC)
Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC will begin the construction of the Grand Parkway bridges on April 17. (Courtesy Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC)

Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC will begin the construction of the Grand Parkway bridges on April 17. (Courtesy Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC)

Image description
Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC will begin the construction of the Grand Parkway bridges on April 17. (Courtesy Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC)
Updated 11 a.m. April 15:

Grand Parkway Infrastructure LLC, the contractor of the Texas Department of Transportation's Grand Parkway expansion project, announced revised lane closures for the rest of April, per an April 13 news release.

Originally, all southbound main lanes on Hwy. 59 were set to close April 17, while all northbound main lanes were to close April 18. GPI has made several changes to the road closure schedule for the Grand Parkway bridge over Hwy. 59.

The revised closure schedule is as follows:

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 17: Two Hwy. 59 southbound main lanes will close near the bridge construction, and the southbound frontage road will close between the Grand Parkway eastbound and westbound frontage roads.

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 18: All southbound main lanes on Hwy. 59 will close from south of Walton Avenue to just north of FM 1314.

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 19: Two Hwy. 59 northbound main lanes near Community Drive will close, while the northbound frontage road ramp to Hwy. 59 will also close.

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 24: All northbound lanes will close from just north of FM 1314 to north of the the Grand Parkway and Hwy. 59 overpass.

  • 8 p.m.-5 a.m. April 25: The Hwy. 59 northbound frontage road will close.


Original post April 7:

As the Texas Department of Transportation moves forward on its $855 million project to expand the Grand Parkway from New Caney to Baytown, some Hwy. 59 lanes will temporarily shut down to allow construction crews to build bridges over the highway.


The work will be done in several phases over the next three to four months beginning on April 17-18, according to an April 3 news release from Grand Parkway Infrastructure, LLC, the contractor of the TxDOT project. During construction, portions of the Hwy. 59 frontage roads as well as northbound and southbound main lanes will be closed to traffic, per the release.

The first set of main lane closures will be the southbound lanes from just south of Walton Avenue to just north of FM 1314 on April 17 between 8 p.m.-5 a.m.; the southbound closure will begin at the FM 1314 and Porter/Conroe exit. The second set of main lane closures will be northbound lanes from just north of FM 1314 to north of the the Grand Parkway and Hwy. 59 overpass on April 18 between 8 p.m.-5 a.m; the northbound closure will begin at the Community Drive exit.

GPI Public Relations Manager Chris Neil said via email that all closures scheduled after April 18 will be posted on the project website, media advisories and on social media accounts. However, he did that the lanes will close periodically over the next few months.

"These lanes will be closed periodically when the crews engage in a number of critical activities, such as erecting bridge beams, setting deck panels, pouring concrete, installing railings and other miscellaneous activities," he said.

Grand Parkway segments H, I-1 and I-2—which span a 52.8-mile corridor—are set to open in spring 2022. For more information on the project, visit sh99grandparkway.com.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



MOST RECENT

Mayor Norman Funderburk took the oath of office on May 13. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Humble swears in incoming Mayor Norman Funderburk, incumbent council members

Norman Funderburk was sworn in as mayor and incumbents Charles “Andy” Curry and Charles Cunningham were also sworn in after being re-elected to places 1 and 2, respectively.

See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how some Greater Houston area school districts are planning to go back to school for the 2021-22 academic year

While some school districts in the Greater Houston area are doing away with face mask requirements and virtual schooling completely, others are pivoting to continue offering online learning options for students and plan to require face masks.

masks
CDC ends all mask requirements for fully vaccinated people

The guidance states fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to last April with 9,105 units sold versus 6,175 a year earlier. (Courtesy Houston Association of Realtors)
HAR: Houston-area home sales in April up 47% compared to last year

Single-family home sales were up 47.4% compared to April 2020.

House Bill 1024, signed into law May 12, allows restaurants and bars to permanently sell alcoholic beverages to-go. (Courtesy Pexels)
Cocktails to-go are here to stay in Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott signs change into law May 12

Supporters say the change will help restaurants continue to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
County commissioners expand scope of flood tunnel study as next phase nears completion

New details could emerge soon on the potential use of underground tunnels to carry flood water in Harris County, and officials voted May 11 to dedicate an additional $3.26 million to study efforts along Buffalo Bayou.

Middle School No. 10 will open in August 2022. (Rendering courtesy Humble ISD's presentation for the community input meeting)
Humble ISD trustees approve attendance boundaries for incoming Middle School No. 10

Middle School No. 10 will open in August 2022 near Ridge Creek Elementary School.

Russo's New York Pizzeria will open its second location in the Lake Houston area in New Caney. (Courtesy The Signorelli Co.)
Russo's New York Pizzeria to make June debut in Valley Ranch Town Center

The Italian eatery—located in the space formerly occupied by RC's NYC Pizza & Pasta—will also feature an outdoor patio.

Residents will have until May 2023 to obtain a Real ID. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
US Department of Homeland Security extends Real ID deadline until 2023

Drivers will have until May 2023 to get the Real ID, which will be required for adults boarding a U.S. commercial flight.

The Woodforest Bank Stadium vaccine hub is set to close June 3. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County announces last day for vaccines at Woodforest Bank Stadium

The Woodforest Bank Stadium vaccine hub is set to close June 3. First doses are no longer being provided at the location.

Susan Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. (Courtesy American Medical Association)
'I am convinced we will beat COVID': American Medical Association President Susan Bailey discusses vaccine successes, myths, challenges

Bailey was elected president of the American Medical Association in June 2020. Much of the organization's focus during that time has been on vaccine transparency and distribution.

The new Adult Education Center will be located at 6515 Irvington Blvd., Houston. (Rendering courtesy Cre8 Architects)
Harris County Department of Education to build new facilities, renovate administration building

The $36.1 million improvements include a new adult education facility, a new middle school and interior renovations to the department's existing Ronald W. Reagan Administration Building.