The Buffalo Springs Drive and Hwy. 105 intersection will undergo improvements after Montgomery City Council at its Sept. 12 meeting approved 4-1 a proposal to reconstruct a portion of the roadway and add a traffic signal. Council Member Sara Countryman voted against, citing feedback she has received from constituents.

The gist

Ward, Getz and Associates, which provides the city with engineering services, will work to design and coordinate construction for roadway improvements for Buffalo Springs Drive from the Hwy. 105 intersection to Home Depot’s rear property line, WGA Project Manager Katherine Vu said.

Home Depot is anticipated to open a store along Buffalo Springs Drive just west of Kroger, Community Impact previously reported.

Vu also said the Texas Department of Transportation is designing the new traffic signal to be installed at the intersection with WGA set to handle the engineering and construction of the signal.

The cost

Design and construction for both projects are estimated to cost $1.4 million, according to the Sept. 12 agenda packet.

According to the Sept. 12 agenda packet:

  • Home Depot will contribute $750,000 and then also pay the remaining $674,000 plus 15% for contingencies.
  • The city will reimburse Home Depot for the $674,000 over a period of five or more years through a Chapter 380 agreement that is based on reimbursing 50% of the total sales tax collected by the city at the Home Depot store.
    • Dave McCorquodale, Montgomery’s assistant city administrator and planning and development director, said he anticipates the Chapter 380 agreement to be put forth to council for approval at the Sept. 26 meeting.

What else?

Vu also said the traffic signal and roadway improvements are separate projects, and they won’t necessarily be timed at the same time.

The estimated completion date for both projects is October 2024, before Home Depot opens, according to the Sept. 12 agenda packet.

Learn more

View WGA’s proposal below.