UPDATED: Lake Woodlands Drive work completed ahead of schedule

Construction continues on Lake Woodlands Drive this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Construction continues on Lake Woodlands Drive this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Construction continues on Lake Woodlands Drive this month. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Updated Aug. 10 1 p.m.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials announced Aug. 7 the Lake Woodlands widening project was substantially completed more than a month ahead of schedule, aside from cleanup and landscaping work.

Aug. 9 1 p.m.

Montgomery County Precinct 3 is widening a 0.17-mile section of Lake Woodlands Drive from west of Six Pines Drive to the western side of I-45. The project includes adding a through lane in each direction and improving turn lanes at intersections. The project is funded through the 2015 Montgomery County road bond and will be completed by late summer or early fall, Precinct 3 officials said. In July, pavement work was completed, signal work was underway, and striping and painting work had begun, according to Precinct 3.

Timeline: April-early fall


Cost: $1.5 million

Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3
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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