Work on FM 2978 continues with expected completion date this summer

FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018.
(Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

FM 2978 has been under construction since 2018. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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 May, 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-second quarter 2021 (Phase 2), October 2018-second quarter 2021 (bridge)

Cost: $21.47 million (Phase 1), $13.7 million (Phase 2), $7.56 million (bridge)
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds

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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