The Grand Parkway that is the new loop around the Houston area opens a new segment on December 21st, 2013. Segment E will allow commuters to travel from 1-10 to Hwy 290. It will be a toll road, but will be free to travel until January 31st, and then the tolls will be charged. This will be a great addition to the area when it comes to getting to Katy from Cypress. Currently you can take Fry Rd. or Barker Cypress from 290 to 1-10, but those roads are congested with lights. You can take Katy Hockley road, but it is a 2 lane country road and if you get behind a slow moving vehicle, it isn't the fastest route. Segment E will make a trip from Cypress to Katy MUCH nicer! Here is a video about how we got where we are today.