According to a news release from Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack's office, the project is a joint effort between Noack and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle's office, totaling $8.2 million.
The project will widen Gosling Road to a full four-lane boulevard between Creekside Forest Drive in Harris County and Gatewood Reserve Lane on the north side of the project in Montgomery County. Construction is anticipated to begin later this year. The estimated construction time is 14-15 months.
The widening includes the construction of a 1,817-foot bridge crossing over Spring Creek for the two new southbound lanes. The existing bridge lanes will become the two northbound lanes. The sidewalk and existing 8-foot shoulder along the northbound side will remain. The new southbound bridge will have a safety shoulder for motorists to access in case of vehicle breakdown.
"We are excited to get this very important connector between Harris County and Montgomery County built,” Noack said in the 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 [County] and Montgomery County working together to make this happen.”
The Howard Hughes Corporation donated land for additional detention areas to meet drainage requirements for the project.