Several road projects in The Woodlands area are moving toward completion or further ahead in the planning stages. Portions of a FM 2978 widening project are nearly completed, and work at Hwy. 242 and FM 1314 is progressing toward completion later this year. A widening project on Gosling Road will go out to bid early in the year.

FM 2978 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation 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 bridge over Spring Creek will also be widened. As of early February, the first phase of the project was 62% complete; the second phase was 98% complete; and the bridge was 99% complete.

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

Cost: $21.47 million (Phase 1), $13.7 million (Phase 2), $7.56 million (bridge)

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds

Gosling Road widening

Gosling Road will be expanded to four lanes between Creekside Forest Drive and Gatewood Reserve Lane, including the Spring Creek bridge. Harris County is expected to seek authorization to advertise the project for bids in March or April.

Timeline: first quarter 2021-TBD

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

Funding sources: Harris County Precinct 4, Montgomery County Precinct 3

Hwy. 242 overpass at FM 1314

The project will construct a grade separation along Hwy. 242 from west to east of FM 1314. This is the first of four projects to construct an overpass at Hwy. 242 and FM 1314. The project was 79% complete as of Feb. 8.

Timeline: July 2018-fourth quarter 2021

Cost: $24.26 million

Funding sources: federal funds, TxDOT