“State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway, is a highway in Texas, United States that opened its first section in 1994. When State Highway 99 is complete, it will be the longest beltway in the U.S.” — Wikipedia
This was one of the last sections of The Grand Parkway to be built. The proximity of this structure to my childhood home is unnervingly close. In Texas, because of the sheer size of the state, we measure distance not by miles, but by length of time to go from point A to point B. This was a five minute walk. The roar of progress is deafening.