An $8.1 million project to widen Gosling Road will go out for bids May 28, Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials announced May 25.

The project will be a joint effort between Precinct 3 and Harris County Precinct 4, with Montgomery County providing $4 million, or about half of the cost, officials said.

The project will be advertised for three weeks, with bidding expected June 21.

The scope of the work will include widening Gosling to four lanes between Creekside Forest Drive and Gateway Reserve Land, crossing the county line. It will also include building a 1,817-foot bridge over Spring Creek for the new southbound lanes, with existing bridge lanes forming the two northbound lanes.

The existing 8-foot shoulder and sidewalk will remain, and a safety shoulder will also be included on the southbound side, officials said.

“We are excited to get this very important connector between Harris County and Montgomery County built,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said in a news release. “This is one of the most utilized routes between The Woodlands and Harris County and will greatly improve both safety and mobility for motorists traveling on Gosling. It is great to see leaders in Harris and Montgomery County working together to make this happen.”

Another element of the project will include restriping northbound Gosling at Creekside Forest to allow two thru lanes of traffic and a left-turn lane, according to the release. Additional adjustments will be made at the emergency traffic signal for The Woodlands Fire Station No. 8 to accommodate the new southbound lanes.

The project is one of the last to be funded by a 2015 road bond. It will take up to 429 calendar days to complete once work begins, officials said.