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How New Sections of the Grand Parkway Are Affecting Residents and Businesses

A new section of the Grand Parkway is now open, east from I-45 onto US 59. And that’s where Houston Matters host Craig Cohen was last week, driving with a passenger in tow — News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter. They decided to check out the new section of the parkway (technically called Texas State […]

Grand Parkway Highway Sign Roads - GDelaughterA new section of the Grand Parkway is now open, east from I-45 onto US 59. And that's where Houston Matters host Craig Cohen was last week, driving with a passenger in tow — News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter.

They decided to check out the new section of the parkway (technically called Texas State Highway 99) and to chat with some area business owners, residents...dangerous hitchhikers, if necessary...to get a sense of what this latest stretch of the Grand Parkway means for their lives and livelihoods.

Our stops include a mini-strip mall that's opened just off the highway and a gymnastics training center on Birnham Woods Drive where we talk with people who live and work in the area.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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