City entry gateway projects underway

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The cities of Conroe and Montgomery are installing new gateway entrances for both cities.

Conroe is installing its third gateway entrance in the downtown area at the intersection of Gladstell Street and Hwy. 75. The city already has two gateways: one at Dallas Street and Hwy. 105 and another at Hwy. 105 and Sixth Street.

The new gateway will include a sign that says, “Welcome to Conroe” and is dedicated to the Moore family.

“Carter Moore was the mayor here in the ’90s, and his family owned the Moore Brothers Lumber Company on that [intersection],” City Administrator Paul Virgadamo said. “They had a big impact on the community, so City Council agreed to name it after the family.”

The $140,000 project is underway and should be complete by November, Virgadamo said.

Montgomery is building a gateway entrance on the northwest corner of Hwy. 105 and Lone Star Parkway, City Administrator Jack Yates said.

The $50,000 project will be paid for by developer Milestone Development, and should be complete by August 2016, Yates said. The sign will serve as the eastern entrance marker to the city.

“It will say ‘Welcome to Montgomery: Birthplace of the Texas Flag’ on the sign,” Yates said. “There will also be a large flag pole with a Texas flag.”

The cities of Conroe and Montgomery are installing new gateways at key intersections.

The cities of Conroe and Montgomery are installing new gateways at key intersections.

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