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Ongoing projects

1. FM 1097 expansion
The Texas Department of Transportation continues its project to widen FM 1097 between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis from a two- to four-lane road with a continuous left-turn lane. The project is 16 percent complete, but the timeline has been suspended as the contractor works on moving utilities and acquiring rights of way.
Timeline: Oct. 15, 2018-third quarter 2020
Cost: $14.9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal

2. FM 3083 expansion
TxDOT continues work on its project to expand FM 3083 from a two- to a four-lane road from east of the Union Pacific Corp. line to Loop 336 North. The project, which is 20 percent complete, is intended to improve mobility along the road.
Timeline: Nov. 12, 2018-fourth quarter 2019
Cost: $9 million
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal

3. McCaleb Road expansion
Montgomery County continues construction on a project to expand McCaleb Road from Hwy. 105 to the overpass bridge of the BNSF Railway tracks along FM 2854. The project expands it from a two- to four-lane road with a continuous left-turn lane, and was originally slated for a February completion.
Timeline: January 2018-June 2019
Cost: $4.39 million
Funding source: Montgomery County

Upcoming projects

4. Wilson Road, Foster Drive sidewalks
Conroe plans to bid out a project in March to construct sidewalks along the north and south sides of Wilson Road from Plantation Drive to Hailey Street [4A] and replace the existing northern sidewalk along Foster Drive [4B]  between East Lightningbug Lane to South Seventh Street.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $355,000
Funding source: federal

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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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