Projects to extend, realign and improve area roads are underway by local governmental agencies throughout The Woodlands area.

Ongoing projects

Robinson Road realignment

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

Update: Construction on the project began with a groundbreaking in February. The project will include realigning a portion of the Union Pacific Railroad, which is crossed by Robinson Road.
  • 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 first phase of work was completed in March at the Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital south property line, engineer John Bleyl said. The remaining portion in the city of Conroe is unscheduled, but it will be needed to complete the project, he said. The city of Conroe in 2023 discussed the need to postpone its portion of the project.
  • Timeline: September-March (Phase 1)
  • 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 for work to commence.
  • Timeline: January 2023-spring 2024
  • Cost: $240,000
  • Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 2, TxDOT
Upcoming project

I-45 at Research Forest Drive and Tamina Road

Project: The project will expand Research Forest Drive and Tamina Road at the intersection of the roadway—which bears different names east and west of I-45—with I-45. The project is funded through pass-through toll funds from Montgomery County, which can be used by TxDOT to maintain state roads.

Update: Right-of-way purchases were approved by the city of Shenandoah in February for the project, which will include utility line relocations.
  • Timeline: TBD
  • Cost: $1.67 million
  • Funding source: TxDOT