Hwy. 105, FM 1097 projects moving ahead

Here is the latest from the Texas Department of Transportation on three projects in the Conroe and Montgomery area. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Here is the latest from the Texas Department of Transportation on three projects in the Conroe and Montgomery area. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Here is the latest from the Texas Department of Transportation on three projects in the Conroe and Montgomery area. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Hwy. 105 improvements

The Texas Department of Transportation has started a project to improve Hwy. 105 between FM 2854 and I-45. The project includes the construction of raised median barriers, pavement widening, upgraded traffic signals and pavement markings. The project was 11% complete as of early February, the latest available update from TxDOT.

Cost: $9.83 million

Timeline: October 2021-third quarter 2023

Funding sources: federal, state


FM 1097 widening

The TxDOT project to widen FM 1097 between Anderson Road and Lake Conroe Hills Drive was 39% complete as of an early February TxDOT report. The project is widening FM 1097 from two to four lanes with a continuous turn lane in the Willis area. The project was awarded to contractor James Construction Group, according to TxDOT information.

Cost: $14.69 million

Timeline: February 2021-fourth quarter 2023

Funding sources: federal, state upcoming

FM 1097 improvements

A project along FM 1097 in the Willis area between Lake Conroe Hills Drive and Blueberry Hill began Jan. 19, according to the latest available TxDOT report as of early February. The widening project, which was 1% complete, will expand FM 1097 in this area from two lanes to four lanes with a continuous turn lane. The project was awarded to James Construction Group with 328 working days allotted, according to TxDOT information.

Timeline: January 2022-TBD

Cost: $14.72 million

Funding sources: federal, state
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.