Portions of Birnham Woods Drive will be closed this summer to ensure that lanes are open before August to prevent disruptions in school traffic, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3.

A project to widen Birnham Woods from two to four lanes from Waterbend Cove to Rayford Road began work in March, officials said. The completed project will result in two lanes in each direction in addition to a left-turn lane at Birnham Woods and Waterbend and at Birnham Woods and Lexington Boulevard. Asphalt overlay between Lexington and Waterbend Cove was scheduled the week of June 20. Additional pavement and widening work was also underway at Birnham Woods and Waterbend Cove. The section between Lexington and Trophy Ridge will be closed through early August.

Timeline: March 2022-mid-2023

Cost: $2.99 million

Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3