TXDOT work on FM 2978 will continue through 2021

Construction continues in The Woodlands area this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Construction continues in The Woodlands area this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Construction continues in The Woodlands area this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The project will widen FM 2978 from two to four lanes with a center turn lane from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek in Phase 1 and from south of Dry Creek to Conroe-Hufsmith Road in Phase 2. The existing bridge over Spring Creek will also be widened. As of mid-November, Phase 1 was 37% complete, and Phase 2 was 58% complete, according to Emily Black, public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The timeline for Phase 2 has been extended to 2020. The bridge widening was 52% complete in mid-November. Funding for the project is 20% state and 80% federal.


Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-third quarter 2020 (Phase 2), October 2018-third quarter 2020 (bridge)


Cost: $21.3 million (Phase 1), $12.9 million (Phase 2), $7.6 million (bridge)


Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds

This article will run in the December 2019 edition of The Woodlands paper.


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