Projects to extend, realign and improve area roads are underway by local governmental agencies throughout The Woodlands area. As of March, work has begun on projects on Robinson Road and at Research Forest and Grogans MIll Road, while progress continues on several other regional projects.

Ongoing projects

Robinson Road realignment

Project: The project will align Robinson Road across Hanna Road.

Update: Construction on the project began in February. 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
David Memorial Drive extension

Project: 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 portion ending at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital south property line will be completed by the end of March, according to engineer John Bleyl. The remaining portion in the city of Conroe is unscheduled, he said.
  • Timeline: September-March
  • Cost: $7.8 million
  • Funding sources: city of Shenandoah, Montgomery County
Hwy. 242 widening

Project: 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.

Update: 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 March update, the project was 12% 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 extension

Project: The project is extending the deceleration lane from westbound Research Forest Drive onto northbound Grogans Mill Road.

Update: Bleyl said as of March 11 bids were expected to be received in March or April.
  • Timeline: January 2023-spring 2024
  • Cost: $240,000
  • Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 2, TxDOT
Regional project

FM 1488 raised median

Project: The project will a median from Mostyn Drive to I-45.

Update: The project is 29% complete, as of a February update from TxDOT, the most recent available.
  • Timeline: November 2023-fourth quarter of 2025
  • Cost: $10.22 million
  • Funding source: TxDOT, federal