Several road projects in The Woodlands area are underway in July, including work on the Robinson Road realignment in Oak Ridge North.

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 Texas Department of Transportation will handle bidding and construction, and late summer is likely the earliest start date, engineer John Bleyl said.
  • Timeline: late 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: As of June 10, Oak Ridge North officials said drainage ditch excavation was underway, and water line construction was expected to begin in mid-June. The Union Pacific Railroad water line bore was delayed by UPRR until late June or July due to rain and ground saturation near the tracks, 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 being explored, Bleyl said in June.
  • 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 an award for the project to Montgomery County Precinct 2 was expected in June with work to commence in the summer.
  • Timeline: 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 the most recent information available in June, the project was 19% complete.
  • Timeline: Oct. 23, 2023-first quarter 2026
  • Cost: $29.11 million
  • Funding sources: federal, state funds