Gosling Road, FM 2978: road projects to watch in The Woodlands area this spring

Work on FM 2978 is continuing through April west of The Woodlands. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Work on FM 2978 is continuing through April west of The Woodlands. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Work on FM 2978 is continuing through April west of The Woodlands. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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 April, the first phase of the project was 69% 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


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 April 8.

Timeline: July 2018-fourth quarter 2021

Cost: $24.34 million

Funding sources: federal funds, TxDOT


Gosling Road Segment 3 widening

Proposed improvements include widening Gosling Road, between West Rayford Road and Creekside Forest Drive, as a four-lane concrete boulevard section. The project is currently in the award phase.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $6.6 million

Funding Source: Harris County Precinct 4


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 put the project out for bid in April, officials said.

Timeline: Second 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.