6 transportation updates in Conroe and Montgomery

Here are six ongoing and upcoming transportation project to be aware of in the Conroe and Montgomery areas.

1. Loop 336 and South Conroe Medical Drive traffic signals

A project to install traffic signals with mast arms is underway at the corner of Loop 336 at South Conroe Medical Drive. Although Third Coast General Contractors began construction in November 2018 and the project is 80% complete with the signal installed, it is on hold until power can be provided by Entergy, expected in May.

Timeline: November 2018-May 2019
Cost: $337,675
Funding source: city of Conroe

2. Camelot Street extension

The city of Conroe is working on a project with Triple B Services construction company to extend Camelot Street with 2,600 feet of pavement and water lines with the additional construction of storm sewers.

Timeline: May-August
Cost: $1.32 million
Funding source: city of Conroe

3. Brass Nail Road extension

A project to extend Brass Nail Road and Grace Crossing is in the works. Montgomery-based contractor Randy Roan Construction is adding 3,300 feet of pavement and storm sewers with 60 feet of drainage ditches.

Timeline: May 22-Sept. 19
Cost: $1.34 million
Funding source: city of Conroe

4. FM 1314 repairs

A state project to repair FM 1314 between Hwy. 105 and Loop 336 is 10% complete.

Timeline: April 1, 2019-third quarter 2019
Cost: $1.74 million
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

5. FM 2854 widening

A TxDOT project is 38% complete along FM 2854 between Loop 336 and I-45 to widen the road to four lanes with a curb and median, storm sewers, a bridge, pavement markings and traffic signals.

Timeline: Aug. 20, 2018-first quarter 2021
Cost: $18.67 million
Funding source: TxDOT

6. Semans, Silverdale roads sidewalks

In this project, 2,820 feet of sidewalk will connect (6A) Frazier Street and Candy Cane Park along Semans Street and 2,760 feet of sidewalk from (6B) First to Seventh streets along Silverdale Drive.

Timeline: Construction is scheduled to begin in May.
Cost: TBD
Funding source: city of Conroe
By Jules Rogers
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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