“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