Conroe, Montgomery area road projects make headway

Projects 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Projects 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

Projects 1-4 are mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The project for the Bois D’Arc Bend traffic signal is mapped here. (Kaitlin Schmidt/Community Impact Newspaper)
Progress continues at several transportation projects in the Conroe and Montgomery area. The projects can be found in the maps above.

Ongoing projects:

Flashing yellow lights

The city of Conroe has activated flashing yellow lights at 14 out of the 26 planned locations at intersections throughout the city. Tommy Woolley, the director of capital projects and transportation for the city, said the lights will help mitigate confusion for drivers making left turns, particularly at intersections with green left-turn signals, during which drivers must yield to oncoming traffic.

Timeline: January-May


Cost: $798,207

Funding source: The city of Conroe

1. FM 2854 widening

Contractor Harper Brothers Construction is 67% complete with work on a Texas Department of Transportation project to widen FM 2854 to a four-lane concrete curbed roadway from Loop 336 to I-45.

Timeline: August 2018-spring 2021

Cost: $18.67 million

Funding source: TxDOT

2. FM 3083 widening

Work to widen FM 3083 to a four-lane divided roadway is 65% complete. The project is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2020.

Timeline: November 2018-summer 2020

Cost: $9.05 million

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal

3. FM 830 repair

TxDOT’s project to repair FM 830 between Hwy. 75 and Lake Conroe as well as repair road markings is 93% complete.

Timeline: June-spring 2020

Cost: $2.48 million

Funding source: TxDOT

Upcoming projects:

4. Conroe Industrial North Park roadway extension

The city is planning a preconstruction meeting to review submissions for a project to replace existing asphalt pavement with a four-lane concrete pavement extension to the Conroe Industrial North Park. The project will also build a four-lane roadway extension from Pollok Drive to Farrell Road, including the bridge over Crystal Creek.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $12.95 million

Funding source: the city of Conroe

Bois D’Arc Bend traffic signal

Third Coast Services will begin work installing a mast arm traffic signal at the intersection of Walden Road and Bois D’Arc Bend after utilities relocate.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $230,804

Funding sources: the city of Conroe, Montgomery County
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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