Shenandoah announces 2021 projects including David Memorial Drive extension, water line replacement

The city of Shenandoah outlined several projects for the upcoming year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Shenandoah outlined several projects for the upcoming year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Shenandoah outlined several projects for the upcoming year. (Andrew Christman/Community Impact Newspaper)

Two of the primary projects the city of Shenandoah will pursue this year will be the extension of David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 and the replacement of water lines at the Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center campus, officials said.

According to Shenandoah City Administrator Kathie Reyer, the city is pursuing additional funding from stakeholders to complete the road extension, which will connect David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242. The project goes through three jurisdictions—the city of Shenandoah, the city of Conroe and Montgomery County—which makes the process complicated and slow to complete, she said.


The county’s portion of the project also passes through wetlands, which has resulted in delayed permits.

Among other projects affecting city budgeting, Reyer added Memorial Hermann is expanding its campus and that the city discovered asbestos cement pipe water lines, or ACP, throughout the property. Reyer said the city is looking at a full-scale replacement. The total cost of the project is about $1.6 million, part of which would be paid by the hospital, officials said.

By Andrew Christman
Andrew joined Community Impact Newspaper in early 2019 after moving from Indiana. He is a 2015 graduate from Indiana State University, where he received degrees in English and journalism. He has written for a number of small town publications throughout his career as a reporter.