6 road projects to follow in Tomball, Magnolia

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Transportation updates - August 2018
1. FM 1774 widening
Crews began work in July to widen FM 1774 from two to four lanes from the Waller-Grimes County line to west of
FM 1486 just north of Magnolia. James Construction Group is working on the project.
Timeline: July 2018-third quarter 2020
Cost: $18.5 million
Funding source: Texas Department of Transportation

2. Hwy. 249 restriping

A project to increase the number of lanes on Hwy. 249 from six to eight lanes between Chasewood Park Drive and Gregson Road in Tomball is set to begin construction in late summer or early fall. The project will convert the inside shoulders on both sides to fourth lanes, according to TxDOT.
Timeline: fall 2018-TBD
Cost: $450,000
Funding source: TxDOT

3. Cypress Rosehill Road expansion

Harris County precincts 3 and 4 are planning to expand Cypress Rosehill Road from north of Seidel Cemetery Road to north of FM 2920 as a four-lane concrete boulevard section with appropriate drainage, Precinct 4 officials said. The joint participation project will tie into the existing Decker Prairie Rosehill Road as well, with a west connection to Waller-Tomball Road. The project is part of Precinct 3’s capital improvement project to widen Cypress Rosehill Road from the Grand Parkway to Seidel Cemetery Road. Harris County officials anticipate sending the project out for bid in the second quarter of 2019.
Timeline: TBD
Cost: $3.9 million
Funding sources: Harris County precincts 3 and 4

4. FM 1488 railroad overpass

TxDOT is working to build an FM 1488 railroad overpass at FM 149, which will widen FM 1488 from two to four lanes between Mill Creek and Community roads. After a portion of the overpass opened in February, the remaining lanes opened to drivers in June. The project was 95 percent complete as of early July.
Timeline: December 2015-third quarter 2018
Cost: $28.9 million
Funding source: TxDOT

5. FM 1774 widening
TxDOT crews are widening FM 1774 between West Lost Creek Boulevard and FM 149 in Pinehurst from two to four lanes with new left-turn lanes anticipated to be complete by this fall, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley said. The project was 63 percent complete as of early July.
Timeline: July 2016-third quarter 2018
Cost: $18.8 million
Funding source: TxDOT

6. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road Segment 6 widening
Harris County Precinct 4 crews and Allgood Construction are working to widen Hufsmith-Kohrville Road from two asphalt lanes to four concrete lanes between Mahaffey Road and FM 2920 in Tomball. The project also adds a traffic signal at Mahaffey Road.
Timeline: Jan. 29-Dec. 24
Cost: $4.7 million
Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.


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