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TX 99:
 

Summary:

The TX 99 expressway is located in the western suburbs of Houston. It travels from I-10 to US 59.

Detailed Description:

When it is completed, TX 99 will be the fourth freeway loop around Houston. Houston already has two freeway loops, the Downtown Loop and I-610, completed. A third freeway loop, Beltway 8, encircles Houston but still has some at-grade intersections in the Northeast quadrant. Very little of the fourth freeway loop is complete yet. There are two segments currently signed as TX 99. First, there is a 2-lane road east of Baytown. Second, there is a 4-lane expressway from I-10 to US 59. This expressway has different characteristics along its 14-mile journey. Some segments have a very wide median, some have a concrete barrier, and some are undivided. Some junctions have interchanges, some have traffic lights, and some have 4-way stop signs. However, the only area of the highway with driveways is the segment from Cinco Ranch Blvd to I-10, and that segment is currently under construction for an upgrade to freeway standards. For more information on future plans for the TX 99 beltway, see the Grand Parkway Associationís website. For more information on Houstonís freeway system, see Erik Slotbloomís excellent book called Houston Freeways.

Junction Log:

Junction Type of Access
US 59 Diamond Interchange with signals on TX 99

Begin 4-lane Expressway

Riverpark Dr Signal
New Territory Blvd Signal
Sand Hill Blvd Signal
Alt US 90 Signal
Southern Pacific Railroad Grade Separation
FM 1464 Signal
Owens Road Overpass, NO ACCESS
Harlem Road 4-way Stop
Farmer Road Signal
Morton Road 4-way Stop
Future Road At-grade
Canal Road At-grade northbound only
Bellaire Blvd At-grade
Southern Pacific Railroad Grade Separation
FM 1093 Signal
Fry Road Diamond Interchange
Westheimer Parkway Diamond Interchange
Cinco Ranch Blvd Diamond Interchange

TX 99 transitions from an expressway to a boulevard

Highland Knolls Blvd Signal
Kingsland Blvd Signal
Peek Road At-grade northbound only
Fernhurst Drive At-grade
I-10 Diamond Interchange with signals on TX 99

TX 99 transitions from a boulevard to an expressway

Mercantile Parkway At-grade
Colonial Parkway 4-way Stop
Franz Road Signal

Current end of TX 99

 

Pictures: (courtesy of Eric Smith - click here)

Related Links:

  • Grand Parkway Association

  • Grand Parkway Map

  • Grand Parkway Construction Pictures

  • Houston Freeways

 

Sources:
Texas pages by Eric Smith. Marty Blaise told me about this expressway.

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Last Updated: 1/23/05

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