Projects totaling just over $564.61 million have been granted state and federal funding in Montgomery County as part of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s 2025-28 Transportation Improvement Plan.

What you need to know

During an April 3 meeting, the H-GAC unveiled the 2025-28 TIP, which allocated federal and state funding to transportation projects across eight counties in the Houston region. Funding is allocated to the projects every four years as part of the 2045 regional transportation plan, which is also managed by H-GAC.

Why it matters

According to the TIP documents, Montgomery County will have $564.61 million in federal and state funding allocated over the next four years for a number of projects, including:

I-45 improvements: $16.47 million
  • Northbound HOV extension from FM 1488 to Loop 336
  • Raising frontage roads from Shenandoah Park Drive to Hwy. 242
Hwy. 242 third direct connector: $21.7 million
  • Construction of eastbound direct connector from I-45 to Hwy. 242
Longmire Road: $12.52 million
  • Construct a four-lane road from Sgt. Ed Holcomb Road to FM 1488
Conroe bus terminals: $28 million
  • Downtown Conroe bus terminal construction
  • Lone Star College bus terminal construction
Hwy. 105 expansion: $125.27 million
  • Reconstruction and widening from two to four lanes
Research Forest Drive expansion: $5 million
  • Widening from four to six lanes from Shadowbend Drive to Kuykendahl Road
Loop 336 expansion: $37.1 million
  • Widening from two to four lanes
  • Dividing east and westbound lanes
Other projects

Another $228 million in projects are being funded by the state along the outskirts of Montgomery County and on the eastern portions of Porter and Cut-N-Shoot. Projects located partially within Montgomery County totaling $90.5 make up the remainder of the $564.61 total.

What else?

H-GAC will accept public comments regarding the proposed list of projects for the 2025-28 TIP through April 24. Public comments can be submitted online through the H-GAC comment portal. Once the public comment period is over, the project list will be finalized and funding will be allocated in May based on any changes made, according to H-GAC officials.

The public comment period is also open to local governmental agencies and counties for additional input regarding the final project list. To view all projects on the 2025-28 TIP list, view the interactive map here.