A new Montgomery County Sheriff's Office District 2 substation is under development on Rayford Road.

The facility will be constructed at 655 Rayford Road, Spring, according to a December release from Montgomery County Precinct 3. County commissioners approved a bid totaling $3.53 million from Conroe-based LDF Construction Inc. for the project at a Dec. 8 regular meeting.

“The Rayford Road corridor is one of the fastest growing areas in Montgomery County, and we want to ensure that the residents of this area feel safe and know that we intend to maintain law and order in Montgomery County," Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said in a statement.

Patrol, detectives and a vehicle maintenance center will be housed in the new facility, which Sheriff Rand Henderson said was developed to be accessible to members of the public and to reduce travel and response times for sheriff's office employees.

"As our county continues to grow so do the needs of our community. This new substation is strategically located to serve the growing population and is in line with our campus master plan," Henderson said in a statement.

The District 2 Patrol area, one of three in the sheriff's eastern patrol division, borders The Woodlands Township to the north and east and is bounded by the Harris County line and West Fork San Jacinto River to the east and by the municipal limits of Conroe and Magnolia to the north and west, according to information on the sheriff's office website. While the district's patrol area does not include The Woodlands, its office is currently located in the township at 1520 Lake Front Circle, Ste. 900, The Woodlands. 281-297-6565. www.mctxsheriff.org/divisions/patrol_east/