Here's a look at some of the road work underway or planned in The Woodlands area in August.

Editor's note: This story was updated Aug. 14 with information about completed projects.

Ongoing projects

1. Grogans Mill Road and Research Forest Drive turn lane construction
Turn lane improvements at Research Forest Drive and Grogans Mill Road will extend the westbound acceleration lane from southbound Grogans Mill to westbound Research Forest as well as the westbound Research Forest lane to northbound Grogans Mill. Work on the eastbound lane was scheduled to begin after utility pole relocation is completed, according to engineer John Bleyl. The project is being managed by Montgomery County Precinct 2.
  • Timeline: January-TBD
  • Cost: $240,000
  • Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 2, Texas Department of Transportation

Completed projects

2. Woodlands Parkway turn lane extensions at Kuykendahl Road

Contractor Teamwork completed work Aug. 4 extending the left-turn lanes on westbound Woodlands Parkway headed onto southbound Kuykendahl Road, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3. A second project added a left-turn lane to southbound Kuykendahl Road turning onto eastbound Woodlands Parkway. According to an early August Facebook post from Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack the double turn lanes had been opened.
  • Timeline: July-August
  • Cost: $293,000 for first phase, $500,000 for second phase
  • Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3
3. Birnham Woods Drive and Lexington Boulevard signalization

Crews started work in July at the intersection of Birnham Woods Drive and Lexington Boulevard to install traffic poles for a signalized intersection, according to Precinct 3. The project was completed Aug. 1.
  • Timeline: July-August
  • Cost: $166,000
  • Funding source: Precinct 3
Upcoming projects

4. David Memorial Drive extension

A project to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 will begin under the terms of a new interlocal agreement between the city of Shenandoah and Montgomery County totaling about $7 million, Community Impact previously reported. An additional $2 million in funding from the city of Conroe awaits the city's approval, but engineer Bleyl said the project can begin with agreements from two of the funding entities in place. The estimated cost of the project was updated from $9.1 million to $7.8 million, with the construction bid coming in at about $7.4 million, Bleyl said.
  • Timeline: September 2023-July 2024
  • Cost: $7.8 million
  • Funding sources: city of Shenandoah, city of Conroe, Montgomery County
5. Robinson Road realignment

Oak Ridge North on July 24 approved the company Quiddity to perform end-to-end construction management on a project to align Robinson Road across Hanna Road. Delays with Entergy’s relocation plans have set the project back to begin in August, according to city officials.
  • Timeline: August-late 2024
  • Cost: $6 million
  • Funding sources: city of Oak Ridge North, Montgomery County Precinct 3
Regional project

6. FM 1488 median

A TxDOT project to add a raised median along FM 1488 east of Magnolia continues to see delays. The project was slated to begin in the first quarter of 2023 but had not started construction as of an Aug. 3 update from TxDOT. Crews will construct a raised median along FM 1488 from Mostyn Drive in Magnolia to I-45.
  • Timeline: TBD
  • Cost: $10.22 million
  • Funding sources: TxDOT, federal