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 June, the first phase of the project was 27% complete, and the second phase of the project was 44% complete, according to Emily Black, a public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The project also includes widening the Spring Creek Bridge from two to four lanes.
Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-fourth quarter 2019 (Phase 2), October 2018-third quarter 2020 (bridge)
Cost: $21.3 million (Phase 1), $12.8 million (Phase 2), $7.6 million (bridge)
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds