It is official the Grand Parkway's opening has been delayed until the first quarter of next year. So the countdown starts tomorrow. We live in an area where we go either under the Parkway, (Gosling, Kuykendahl, Rothwood) or over the Parkway (FM 2920) almost on a daily basis. I have been saying for months I didn't see how they could get it done by the first of the year but now have read about the delay officially in the Community Impact newsletter.
According to the Community impact newsletter "Although the project was delayed from its original expected completion date, Zachry-Odebrecht achieved a significant construction milestone in December by setting all of the beams and bridge decks for the project, according to a press release. A total of 121 bridge decks and 3,802 concrete beams were set for the toll road".
To give Zachry-Odebrecht credit they have went faster than I ever thought possible and if not for all the weather issues this year they may have made their deadline.