Montgomery County: Drivers can expect detours as Rayford Road work continues

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive will last through fall. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive will last through fall. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive will last through fall. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Rayford Road improvements

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. As of late March, the contractor was working on the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park Drive intersection. Work also started on the new bridge for the eastbound lanes just east of Spring Trails Park Drive. County officials said detours will be established as concrete pavement work continues at the intersections.

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.