2 road projects to watch in The Woodlands area: FM 2978, Gosling Road bridge

A project to widen Gosling Road across Spring Creek will go out to bid in early 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
A project to widen Gosling Road across Spring Creek will go out to bid in early 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

A project to widen Gosling Road across Spring Creek will go out to bid in early 2021. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Road projects underway or coming soon in south and west portions of The Woodlands area include widening on FM 2978 and Gosling Road.

FM 2978 widening

A Texas Department of Transportation 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 as part of the project. As of November, the first phase of the project was 56% complete; the second phase was 86% complete; and the bridge was 99% complete.

Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 2), October 2018-fourth quarter 2020 (bridge)

Cost: $21.5 million (Phase 1), $13.7 million (Phase 2), $7.6 million (bridge)

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds
Gosling Road bridge across Spring Creek

Gosling Road will be upgraded to a four-lane boulevard with twin bridges across Spring Creek. The project is a joint participation project between Harris County Precinct 4 and Montgomery County Precinct 3. The project was in the design phase in late 2020 and Harris County expects to seek authorization to bid the project in the first quarter of 2021.

Timeline: first quarter 2021-TBD

Cost: TBD (Montgomery County Precinct 3 contributing $4 million)

Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, 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.