6 transportation projects to know in the Conroe and Montgomery area this month


1. Camelot Street extension

A 2,600-foot expansion is planned for Camelot Street west of downtown Conroe, connecting it to Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard with a new traffic signal.

Timeline: March 2018-TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding source: city of Conroe

2. Hwy. 105 improvements

Construction continues on a raised median and sidewalks from I-45 to Hwy. 75 along Hwy. 105 in downtown Conroe.

Timeline: Oct. 4, 2016-first quarter 2019
Cost: $3.9 million
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

3. Three new Conroe traffic signals

New traffic signals are planned at Bois D’Arc Bend at Walden Road on the west side of the lake, East Wally Wilkerson Parkway at Conroe Park West Drive, and East Wally Wilkerson Parkway at Pollok Drive.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding source: city of Conroe, Conroe Industrial Development Corporation

4. Buffalo Springs Drive bridge

The Buffalo Springs Drive bridge north of Montgomery reopened early November after two and a half years. The bridge was damaged in the April 2016 flood. The new construction supports better drainage.

Timeline: January-Oct. 31, 2018
Cost: $1 million
Funding sources: Federal Emergency Management Agency, state grant

5. Conroe Industrial Park improvements

Plans for new roads at the Conroe Industrial Park include 11,000 linear feet of roadway with four lanes and roadside ditches north of the industrial park. The project’s scope includes construction of a waterline and sanitary sewer to serve the industrial park on the north side of town.

Timeline: May 2018-TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding sources: CIDC

6. Street rehab near Milltown

Southwest of downtown Conroe, plans have begun to repair two miles of streets and drains in Phase 2 of the Milltown area rehabilitation.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: TBD
Funding source: city of Conroe

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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