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. Live Oak Drive improvements


The survey of the Live Oak Drive is complete, and the bidding process is expected to begin in July. The design will have one more scheduled review June 25. The project will pave approximately 600 feet of the drainage ditch, including the access ramp.

Timeline: TBD
Cost: $732,000
Funding source: city of Conroe

2. Farrell Road widening


Conroe is reviewing options to widen Farrell Road, replacing the 18-foot-wide asphalt pavement with four lanes of concrete extending from FM 830 to the industrial park.

Timeline: October-TBD
Cost: $1.4 million
Funding sources: Conroe Industrial Development Corp.

3. Hwy. 242 widening


The Texas Department of Transportation hired Williams Brothers Construction to widen Hwy. 242 from west of FM 1314 to east of Needham Road from one lane in each direction to two.

Timeline: June 2019-winter 2021
Cost: $36.79 million
Funding sources: federal

4. FM 830 repair


The process to repair the base and pavement markings of FM 830 from Hwy. 75 to Lake Conroe began June 10. The project by Harper Brothers Construction LLC is slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Timeline: June-winter 2019
Cost: $2.48 million
Funding sources: TxDOT

5. Longmire Road widening


The city of Conroe is widening and upgrading approximately 3 miles of the two-lane Longmire Road to a four-lane concrete road with hike and bike trails from League Line Road to FM 3083.

Timeline: May 2019-November 2020
Cost: $12 million
Funding sources: city of Conroe

6. Wilson Road widening


Conroe is almost finished widening Wilson Road from two lanes to five, from Plantation Drive to just east of Hwy. 75 at Hailey Street. The utilities and storm sewers are 95% complete, and the traffic signal at Wilson and Frazier streets has been added. The project is nearly complete pending contracts with utility subcontractors.

Timeline: April 2018-TBD
Cost: $4.72 million
Funding sources: city of Conroe
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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