5 transportation updates to know in the Conroe and Montgomery areas

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Here are five upcoming, ongoing or recently completed transportation projects in the Conroe and Montgomery areas:

Upcoming projects

1. Pollok, Conroe Park drives repairs
This city of Conroe project to repave Pollok and Conroe Park drives from asphalt to concrete is expected to begin late February.
Timeline: late February-Oct. 12
Cost: $7.4 million
Funding source: city of Conroe

2. Longmire Road expansion
The widening of Longmire Road began Feb. 13, to expand it from a two- to four-lane road between FM 3083 and League Line Road and add a hike and bike trail.
Timeline: Feb. 13, 2019-Aug. 6, 2020
Cost: $12.2 million
Funding source: city of Conroe

Ongoing projects

3. FM 2854 expansion
The Texas Department of Transportation continues work on a project to expand FM 2854 between South Loop 336 West and I-45 from a two lanes to a four-lane road with a flush median. The project is 27 percent complete.
Timeline: Aug. 20, 2018-first quarter 2021
Cost: $1.12 million
Funding source: TxDOT

Completed projects

4. Freedom Boulevard expansion
New road Freedom Boulevard runs around the Montgomery County Central Library from the I-45 access road to FM 2854, allowing access to the incoming Veterans Memorial Park.
Timeline: July 11-late December
Cost: $1.2 million
Funding sources: city of Conroe, Montgomery County

5. Wilson Road expansion
The city of Conroe finished work on Phase 1 of a project to expand Wilson Road from two to four lanes between I-45 and Frazier Street, adding sidewalks and curb improvements.
Timeline: April 16, 2018-Feb. 16, 2019
Cost: $4.7 million
Funding source: city of Conroe

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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