Rayford Road improvements planned to add lanes, traffic signal at Birnham Woods Drive

Work to widen Rayford Road could begin this fall and last through fall 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Work to widen Rayford Road could begin this fall and last through fall 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Work to widen Rayford Road could begin this fall and last through fall 2021. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Montgomery County Precinct 3 awarded the bid for a project to widen Rayford Road to D&W Contractors for $2.88 million.


The project will widen Rayford to four lanes between an area 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove to approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive.


The proposed work includes creating a new roadway on the south side of current Rayford lanes to create two new eastbound travel lanes from Waterbend Cove to the intersection with Birnham Woods. The existing road will serve as the westbound lanes, Precinct 3 officials said.


The project will also include building a bridge for eastbound Rayford traffic east of Spring Trails Park Drive.


Other work includes a traffic signal at the intersection of Rayford and Birnham Woods as well as widening Birnham Woods to four lanes on either side of Rayford. Left-turn lanes will be present at each side of the intersection, officials said.

Construction on the project will begin in mid-October and will last 360 calendar days, according to Precinct 3 officials.

Timeline: October 2020-fall 2021

Cost: $2.88 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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