Conroe Council awards sidewalk improvements and 2 more road projects to follow

Read the latest on the FM 1097 widening, a new road extension in Conroe and plans for sidewalk improvements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Read the latest on the FM 1097 widening, a new road extension in Conroe and plans for sidewalk improvements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the latest on the FM 1097 widening, a new road extension in Conroe and plans for sidewalk improvements. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

1. Sidewalk improvements

Five-foot-wide concrete sidewalks are slated to be added or replace existing sidewalk fragments along stretches of Longmire Way, West Dallas Street, North San Jacinto Street and North Thompson Street, according to a Sept. 9 construction update from the city of Conroe. The project also includes adding a 5-foot-wide sidewalk loop around Flournoy Park and replacing the existing asphalt sidewalk loop at Lions Park according to project schematics. City Council awarded the project to DVL Enterprises on Sept. 9 with a 90-day timeline for the project to be substantially complete. Cost: $659,895

Timeline: TBD

Funding source: city of Conroe

2. Road extension opens


The city of Conroe celebrated the opening of a road extension through the Conroe Industrial Park on Aug. 12. The project included a four-lane extension from Pollok Drive to Farrell Road and replacing existing asphalt with a four-lane concrete extension, according to the city.

Cost: $12.5 million

Timeline: April 2020-September 2021

Funding source: city of Conroe

3. FM 1097 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1097 from Anderson Road to Lake Conroe Hills Drive, which was 24% complete as of Sept. 10 and will widen the road to four lanes with a center lane. The stretch from I-45 to Anderson Road was 95% complete.

Cost: $14.69 million (Anderson Road to Lake Conroe Hills Drive), $15.93 million (I-45 to Anderson Road)

Timeline: February 2021-fourth quarter 2023 (Anderson Road to Lake Conroe Hills Drive), fourth quarter 2018-third quarter 2021 (I-45 to Anderson Road)

Funding sources: state, 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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