FM 1097 widening 65% complete; new segment slated for early 2021 start

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane between I-45 and Anderson Road in Willis. The project, underway by Angel Brothers, was 65% complete as of Dec. 1 and is funded by both federal and state dollars.

Timeline: fourth quarter 2018-third quarter 2021

Cost: $15.71 million

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal

A second widening segment is slated to begin in the first quarter of 2021, widening FM 1097 between Lake Conroe Hills Drive and Anderson from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane. The project, which was awarded to James Construction Group, will be funded by federal and state dollars.


Timeline: first quarter 2021-third quarter 2021

Cost: $14.69 million

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia & Conroe | Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball|Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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