Updates: Three road projects to watch in The Woodlands area: FM 2978, Gosling Road and Hwy. 242 overpass

Work on road projects in The Woodlands area is moving ahead. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Work on road projects in The Woodlands area is moving ahead. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Work on road projects in The Woodlands area is moving ahead. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The main portion of the FM 2978 widening project still under construction is from FM 1488 to Dry Creek, and a project to widen Gosling Road may go out to bid as soon as late March, transportation officials said.

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 March, the first phase of the project was 64% complete; the second phase was 99% 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 advertise the project for bids by the end of March or in early April, officials said.

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 March 8.

Timeline: July 2018-fourth quarter 2021

Cost: $24.26 million

Funding sources: federal funds, TxDOT

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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