Work on widening FM 2978 progresses in February

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 2978. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 2978. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 2978. (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-February, Phase 1 was 38% complete, and Phase 2 was 65% complete, according to Emily Black, a public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation. The bridge widening was 65% complete as of mid-February.


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
By Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of that paper in March 2017 and editor of The Woodlands edition in January 2019.


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