Several road projects in The Woodlands are underway in May, and officials await approval from the Texas Department of Transportation to begin an intersection expansion on I-45 at Tamina Road.

Upcoming projects

Research Forest Drive and Tamina Road expansion at I-45

Project: Research Forest Drive and Tamina Road will be expanded at the intersection of the roadway with I-45.

Update: The city of Shenandoah approved right-of-way purchases east of I-45 in February, and final approval from the Texas Department of Transportation was pending as of May 6, engineer John Bleyl said.
  • Timeline: early summer-TBD
  • Cost: $1.67 million
  • Funding source: TxDOT
Ongoing projects

Robinson Road realignment

Project: The project will align Robinson Road across Hanna Road. The project will include realigning a portion of the Union Pacific Railroad, which is crossed by Robinson Road.

Update: Construction on the project began with a groundbreaking in February, and as of mid-April, it was on schedule to be completed late in the year, Oak Ridge North officials said.
  • 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 is completed to the Conroe city limits, Bleyl said. The remaining portion in the city of Conroe is unscheduled, but it will be needed to complete the project, he said. Funding options for the final section are still under negotiation, Bleyl said May 6.
  • Timeline: September-March (Phase 1), TBD (Phase 2)
  • Cost: $7.8 million
  • Funding sources: city of Shenandoah, Montgomery County
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 May 6, Precinct 2 was bidding the project, and an award should be made in June.
  • Timeline: early summer-TBD
  • Cost: $240,000
  • Funding sources: Montgomery County Precinct 2, TxDOT
Hwy. 242 widening

Project: TxDOT 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 an April update, the project was 15% complete.
  • Timeline: Oct. 23, 2023-first quarter 2026
  • Cost: $28.67 million
  • Funding sources: federal, state funds