Conroe City Council approved design changes to a proposed project from Kimley-Horn for the intersection at North Loop 336 and I-45 in the city.

According to previous reporting, the design changes include widening pavement on the south side of North Loop 336, creating a shoulder. There will also be signal optimization at Westview Boulevard, Montgomery Plaza, the I-45 frontage road, Kroger and Hobby Lobby, and Plantation Drive.

Public Information Officer Andrew Yousse said in a Feb. 23 email city officials noticed traffic problems in the area and attribute the problems to growth in the city. Yousse said city officials recognize the design change will not fix all the problems in the affected area, but aims to minimize them.

The item, initially presented during a Feb. 22 workshop meeting, unanimously passed during a Feb. 23 regular meeting. A timeline for the project was not provided as of press time.