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