Groundbreaking Nears for $815 Million, TX 288 P3 Project

KTRK News reports, “In just a matter of days, crews will break ground on new construction for State Highway 288. [Link added.] It’s a multi-million dollar project to add toll lanes to the South Freeway. The goal is [to] provide traffic relief for the thousands of drivers who take the freeway from Brazoria County and southern Harris County.” The newspaper adds, “The state can’t afford a project of this magnitude, so in a unique public-private partnership, the developer, Blue Ridge Transportation, is picking up roughly 98 percent of the tab. Variable-rate tolls drivers pay will reimburse the developer.”