As of late September, work on David Memorial Drive began in Shenandoah, and a Hwy. 242 widening project was scheduled to begin in October in The Woodlands.

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 September, 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

2. David Memorial Drive extension

A project to extend David Memorial Drive to Hwy. 242 began in September under the terms of an interlocal agreement between the city of Shenandoah and Montgomery County, Community Impact previously reported. The portion of the extension that will cross the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital campus in Conroe city limits will be completed when funding is secured, according to a news release from the city of Shenandoah.

Timeline: September 2023-July 2024

Cost: $7.8 million

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

3. Robinson Road realignment

The company Quiddity will 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, according to city officials. City Manager Heather Neeley said the project bid will be awarded Oct. 9 and work could start in February.

Timeline: February 2024-late 2024

Cost: $6 million

Funding source: city of Oak Ridge North

4. Grade separation at Hwy. 242 and FM 1314

A Texas Department of Transportation project to construct a grade separation and widen Hwy. 242 east and west of FM 1314 is 97% complete as of a September update. The project has been underway by Aranda Brothers Construction since July 2018 and is anticipated to wrap up in the third quarter of 2023, according to project information from TxDOT.

Timeline: July 2018-third quarter 2023.

Cost: $26.83 million

Funding sources: federal, state funds

Upcoming projects

5. Hwy. 242 widening

TxDOT will use existing right of way on Hwy. 242 between FM 1488 and I-45 to widen lanes and restripe the intersections. The project will also include construction of detention ponds. The project is expected to begin in October.

Timeline: October 2023-first quarter 2026

Cost: $28.67 million

Funding sources: federal, state funds

Editor's note: The timeline on the Robinson Road project was updated as of Oct. 3.