Transportation updates: Robinson Road work near I-45 will take 12 months to complete

Robinson Road
Work on Robinson Road at I-45 will continue into 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on Robinson Road at I-45 will continue into 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work began in April on a project to improve I-45 frontage road access at Woodlands Parkway and Robinson Road and to widen Robinson at Patsy Lane and Westwood Road. The widening work extends from about 350 feet west of Patsy and Westwood to 550 feet east of that intersection.

Construction work slated includes signalizing the Woodlands Parkway-Robinson overpass at I-45 and aligning lanes on the interchange between the frontage roads. The project is expected to take 12 months to complete, according to Precinct 3 officials. The contractor had almost completed drainage and pavement widening east of Patsy in mid-May, and that segment of the road opened to thru traffic in late May. The next portion of the project will add traffic signals and work on I-45 access, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3.

Joe Sherwin, public works director for Oak Ridge North, said at a May 11 City Council meeting the temporary closure of Robinson east of Patsy had been extended by about nine days due to wet soil in the work zone.

Sherwin said the contractor’s focus will next shift to the overpass signalization.

Timeline: March-March 2021

Cost: $2.4 million

Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2019 and is a reporter for The Woodlands edition.


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