Grand Parkway opens from I-45 to 59 today

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HOUSTON, TX -- Drivers around Spring and the Woodlands will have a very different evening rush home thanks to a new section of the Grand Parkway opening.

The newest section "G" is complete and will be open for drivers by late this afternoon.

The 12 1/2 mile stretch will connect I-45 to 59.

TxDOT says the goal is to save time and ease congestion for commuters in North Harris and Southern Montgomery counties.

This entire grand parkway project will cost over a billion dollars and won't be complete until 2020.

In the meantime you can enjoy this newest stretch for free the first week.

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