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Grand Parkway between I-45 and 59 Eastex Fwy opens

HOUSTON – The new stretch of the Grand Parkway is slated to open in time for Tuesday evening's rush hour.

The 15-mile stretch connects Interstate 45 just south of The Woodlands to Highway 59 in New Caney.

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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and other top officials will take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on the parkway.

The TXDot project, which took three years to complete, will cut drive times for commuters who live in The Woodlands. Travelers can try it free for a week, starting Monday.

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