The city of Conroe will begin design engineering in January for the Old Conroe Road extension project. The roughly $100 million project will extend the four-lane thoroughfare to Sgt. Ed Holcomb Boulevard South. Estimated timeline: 2021-TBD
The Texas Department of Transportation broke ground in October on a $14.9 million project to widen FM 1097 between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis from two lanes to four lanes and add a continuous left-turn lane. Estimated timeline: Oct. 15, 2018-third quarter 2020
Montgomery County broke ground in November on a $5.5 million project to expand Lake Creek bridge, located along Fish Creek Thoroughfare in Montgomery, by creating a two-lane bridge parallel to it. Estimated timeline: Nov. 15, 2018-November 2019
Kelly Schafler is a reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition of Community Impact, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she joined Community Impact as a full-time reporter in June 2017, Kelly wrote business and dining features for CI as a freelance journalist.