Conroe adds 4 projects to 2045 Thoroughfare Plan

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Conroe City Council voted unanimously to approve amendments to the City of Conroe’s 2045 Thoroughfare Plan at the April 11 council meeting.

The 2045 Thoroughfare Plan is a long-range plan identifying general locations for future roads, used as a guide for future developments and promoting connectivity. The plan does not rank project priorities, set time frames or organize funding.

The amendments would add four roads to the 2045 Thoroughfare Plan, two of which already exist on Montgomery County’s long-term thoroughfare plan and are being updated to match in Conroe.

“We haven’t updated our Thoroughfare Plan in a couple of years, so we’re looking at some of our plans for down the road,” said Tommy Woolley, city of Conroe director of capitol projects and transportation, at the April 10 workshop.

The first two projects would extend Park Dale Drive south to Crighton Road east of the railroad track and extend Mike Meador Boulevard to Hilbig Road.

Woolley said the first project would give drivers another way to cross the railroad tracks, and the second would help safety and mobility with an additional traffic signal.

The last two additions would extend South Pine Lake Road from Hwy. 105 to Rabon Chapel Road and extend Roman Hills Boulevard from Hwy. 105 to FM 2854.

“The last two were on the county’s thoroughfare plan; they just weren’t on ours—we were more focused inside the city’s planning area than outside,” Woolley said at the workshop. “We’re just updating ours to match.”

In other news,, council members unanimously approved an Economic Development Incentive Agreement with Houston-based Pipeline Packaging, intended to promote investment and job creation in Conroe. At the council meeting, Danielle Scheiner, executive director of the Conroe Economic Development Council,  said the $7.8 million capitol investment by Pipeline Packaging will generate 10 jobs and $20.9 million in inventory tax over a seven-year period.

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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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