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.