Work at Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive began in 2020. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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 to four lanes 600 feet north and south of Rayford. As of mid-July, traffic signal installation had begun at four intersections on Rayford Road along with pedestrian signal poles and crosswalks. Additional work planned for the summer included pouring concrete for the main lanes and starting excavation for new lanes at Rayford and Birnham Woods.
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.