FM 1097 widening, Milltown area improvements: Check out 5 transportation projects in Conroe

Project 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Project 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

Project 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The Market Street roadway extension is mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Ongoing and upcoming transportation projects in the city of Conroe are highlighted in the maps above.

Ongoing projects

1. East Wally Wilkerson Parkway and Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard traffic lights

The Conroe Industrial Development Corp.’s project to install highway traffic signals to meet Texas Department of Transportation standards is ongoing. The project is at (A) Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard at Camelot Street, (B) East Wally Wilkerson Parkway at Conroe Park West Drive and (C) Pollock Drive. The contractor is currently working at Pollok.

Cost: $610,862

Timeline: January-June

Funding source: Conroe Industrial Development Corp.

2. Milltown area improvements

Contractor Smith & Co. has completed curb and gutter work in a project to overlay about 2 miles of Sandra Street around Milltown Park and improve roadside drainage.

Cost: $2.4 million

Timeline: August 2019-July

Funding source: city of Conroe

3. FM 1097 widening

TxDOT is acquiring the utilities and rights of way to widen FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous left turn lane.

Cost: $15.1 million

Timeline: October 2018-third quarter 2020

Funding sources: federal, TxDOT

4. FM 830 repair

The completion date for TxDOT's work to repair the base and pavement markings of FM 830 has been pushed back from winter 2019 to the first quarter of 2020 due to asphalt production.

Cost: $2.5 million

Timeline: June 2019-first quarter 2020

Funding source: TxDOT

Market Street roadway extension

The city of Conroe received bids March 5 for work to construct a four-lane concrete road from the Market Place Drive cul-de-sac to Plantation Drive. The work includes constructing sidewalks on both sides of the road and the addition of a left turn lane on Plantation Drive.

Timeline: March-August

Cost: $900,000

Funding source: city of Conroe
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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