Excavation underway, detours expected during Rayford Road widening

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive has begun. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

A project will widen Rayford Road to four lanes between an area 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove and approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive. It includes creating two new eastbound travel lanes from Waterbend to the Rayford intersection with Birnham Woods and using the existing road for the westbound lanes. The project also includes constructing a traffic signal at the Rayford-Birnham Woods intersection and widening Birnham Woods by 600 feet north and south of Rayford. In early March, officials said most of the excavation for the new eastbound lanes had been completed. Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials said residents should expect detours when concrete pavement work is completed at the other intersections located within the project area.

Timeline: January 2021-early 2022

Cost: $3.57 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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