As of late August, several road projects in The Woodlands area were awaiting a start date, and a Kuykendahl Road lane extension was being completed.

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, which had not yet taken place as of Sept. 5, 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. Kuykendahl Road lane extension at Bay Branch Drive

A left-turn lane extension was performed in August on northbound Kuykendahl Road at Bay Branch Drive. Concrete pouring was completed Aug. 14, according to Montgomery County Precinct 3. Curb was installed on the following day, with striping to follow. A flashing yellow arrow was also added at the intersection.

Timeline: August

Cost: TBD

Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3

Upcoming projects

3. David Memorial Drive extension

A project to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 began Sept. 5 under the terms of a new interlocal agreement between the city of Shenandoah and Montgomery County, Community Impact previously reported. 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.

Timeline: September 2023-July 2024

Cost: $7.8 million

Funding sources: city of Shenandoah, city of Conroe, Montgomery County

4. Robinson Road realignment

Oak Ridge North in July 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 the fall, according to city officials.

Timeline: fall 2023-late 2024

Cost: $6 million

Funding sources: city of Oak Ridge North, Montgomery County Precinct

5. 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 August 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 ongoing projects