Houston Chronicle reports, “Construction crews recently began drilling shafts at the intersection of Beltway 8 and Texas 288, prepping the site to construct a bridge that will become part of a new 15.5-mile toll road linking the Pearland and Manvel areas to Houston’s Texas Medical Center. A long-time-in-the-making plan to turn Texas 288’s median into a tollway finally got underway Oct. 25 with work crews starting construction at two sites along the proposed toll road.”

Work on New 15.5-Mile Houston Toll Road Advances