Transportation updates: FM 2978 project begun in 2018 will begin to wrap up this fall

FM 2978
Work on FM 2978 began in 2018. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on FM 2978 began in 2018. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

A project to widen FM 2978 that began in early 2018 will begin to see completion this fall, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. TxDOT Public Information Officer Danny Perez said although the project has experienced several setbacks, the project is within the timespan originally allotted for the work.

“Throughout the project we have experienced an array of issues that impacted the construction including utility relocations and changes to design,” Perez said. “We also incorporated additional elements to the project that the community wanted such as detention ponds, additional right turn lanes and a signal at Tamina [Road]. Still, the project is within the allotted timeframe.”


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.

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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