Editor's note: The Grogans Mill Road and Research Forest Drive project was initially included under "completed projects," but it is an "ongoing project." An updated timeline was provided Feb. 7.

As of late January, work at Research Forest Drive and Grogans Mill Road was concluding, and a new project at Robinson Road was about to get underway.

Upcoming projects

Robinson Road realignment

The project will align Robinson Road across Hanna Road, and the construction bid was awarded in October.

Update: Construction on the project was expected to begin in February, and in November Oak Ridge North City Council approved a $2 million estimate for work on realigning a portion of the Union Pacific Railroad as part of the project.
  • Timeline: February-late 2024
  • Cost: $7.42 million
  • Funding source: city of Oak Ridge North
Ongoing projects

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.

Update: The project is underway, and the portion of the extension that will cross the Conroe city limits will be completed when funding is secured, according to engineer John Bleyl.
  • Timeline: September 2023-July 2024
  • Cost: $7.8 million
  • Funding sources: city of Shenandoah, Montgomery County
Hwy. 242 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation is using 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.

Update: The project began in October, according to TxDOT. The contractor is working on zones consisting of about three intersections at a time, from the north to the south side, according to TxDOT. As of a January update, the project was 8% complete, according to TxDOT.
  • Timeline: Oct. 23, 2023-first quarter 2026
  • Cost: $28.67 million
  • Funding sources: federal, state funds
Grogans Mill Road and Research Forest Drive turn lane extensions

Project: The project extends acceleration and deceleration lanes at Research Forest Drive and Grogans Mill Road. Turn lane improvements in early 2023 extended the westbound acceleration lane from southbound Grogans Mill to westbound Research Forest.

Update: Project engineer John Bleyl said as of Feb. 7 bidding was being prepared for the deceleration lane from Research Forest to Grogans Mill. The project is now expected to begin in March, he said.
  • Timeline: January 2023-spring 2024
  • Cost: $240,000
  • Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 2, TxDOT
Completed projects

Grogans Mill Road and Research Forest Drive eastbound turn lane extension

Project: Montgomery County Precinct 3 extended the right-turn lane on eastbound Research Forest Drive turning onto southbound Grogans Mill Road to relieve congestion, according to a news release.

Update: Work on the project was scheduled to be completed in January.
  • Timeline: November-January
  • Cost: $365,613
  • Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3