TRANSPORTATION UPDATES1. Gosling Road widening
The widening of Gosling Road from four lanes to six lanes from West Rayford Road to Creekside Forest Drive is in the study phase. The engineering study will establish the roadway’s lane allocation and alignment along with the appropriate drainage systems. The project has been temporarily halted since funds for its bridge were to be allocated from the Montgomery County road bond, which voters turned down May 9.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $5.2 million
Funding sources: The Woodlands Road Utility District No. 1, Montgomery County, Harris County

2. Gosling Road bridge
The widening of Gosling Road includes a new bridge over the Spring Creek. The WRUD is designing the project, and Montgomery and Harris counties are funding the bridge’s construction. The project will be put out to bid once the project’s development is complete and construction funds are identified.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $7 million
Funding sources: WRUD, Montgomery County, Harris County

3. I-45 HOV lane extension
The I-45 high-occupancy vehicle lane extension project will add two managed lanes in each direction along I-45 from the Harris/Montgomery county line to Loop 336 in Conroe. The project is under a 90-day delay clause that ends on July 15. The project, once started, will last about six months, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. SCR Construction Co. Inc. was appointed by TxDOT to head construction.
Timeline: TBD
Cost:  $2.6 million
Funding source: TxDOT

4. Kuykendahl Road extension
The half-mile extension of Kuykendahl Road from Alden Bridge Drive to Crownridge Drive is complete and open to traffic. The extension completes a missing segment of Kuykendahl in The Woodlands.
Timeline: Extension open to traffic
Cost: $3.1 million
Funding source: TxDOT

5. Kuykendahl Road widening
The design for the Kuykendahl bridge is 90 percent complete, and the road widening design from Woodlands Parkway to Augusta Pines is 100 percent complete. The WRUD is working with Harris and Montgomery counties to support the studies for the project as well as provide approval for the construction design. A target bid date is set for August 2016 with construction beginning in late September 2016.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $5.4 million
Funding sources: Harris County, Montgomery County, WRUD

6. Honea Egypt Road widening
The project will widen the road from two to four lanes with a center turn lane from the intersection of FM 2978 and FM 1488 to the intersection of Ranch Lake and Sendera Ranch drives.
The Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District issued a notice to proceed on the project to its contractor May 6. The widening was scheduled to begin in February but was delayed due to construction of the San Jacinto River Authority water lines by the road.a
Timeline: early May-November
Cost: $3.8 million
Funding sources: WMPID, Montgomery County

7. Grand Parkway
The project in its entirety is a 180-mile loop around Houston, with two lanes in each direction and intermittent feeder roads. Segments F-1, F-2 and G are under construction with F-1 connecting Hwy. 290 to Hwy. 249, Segment F-2 running from Hwy. 240 to I-45 and Segment G running from I-45 to Hwy. 59. Zachry-Odebrect is constructing the 38-mile section.
Timeline: March 2013-late 2015
Cost: $1.2 billion
Funding source: TxDOT

8. FM 2978 widening
The widening of FM 2978 from four lanes to six lanes includes adding two lanes, on in each direction from FM 1488 to Conroe-Hufsmith Road. The project has a let date in October and is expected to start construction around the end of 2015. Once construction begins, the project is expected to be complete in three years.
Timeline: late 2015-late 2018
Cost: $20 million
Sources: TxDOT, Federal Highway Administration

9. Robinson Road realignment
The city of Oak Ridge North is partnering with Montgomery County for the engineering and reconstruction of Robinson Road between I-45 and Hanna Road. Phase 1 of the engineering design has been completed, which consists of a new road alignment, intersection changes and construction in an existing right of way. The project is on hold after the proposed Montgomery County road bond did not meet voter approval in May. The project could be included on a future bond proposal.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $8 million
Funding sources: TBD