The city of Conroe is expanding Crighton Road to include a continuous turning lane and wider shoulders for safety purposes.
“[Crighton Road] is a narrow road with no shoulders and narrow ditches, so this project is [adding]a continuous turning lane through the whole corridor, drainage improvements and widening the shoulder to be safer,” said Thomas Woolley, Conroe assistant director of projects and transportation.
The $3.9 million project is expected to be complete by mid-October and is being funded by the city of Conroe. The city decided to close the roadway in phases, rather than leave open lanes for through-traffic, to cut the project construction timeline, Woolley said.
“Currently there [are]three entryways into the subdivisions off of Crighton Road,” Woolley said. “With our detour we are making everybody go to Kidd Road to get to those three neighborhoods. By creating a detour we can hopefully save two to three months in the construction time frame.”