Hwy. 249 extension through Magnolia scheduled for completion in 2021

Segment 1A of the Hwy. 249 tollroad extension project extends Hwy. 249 from FM 1774 at FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia. Texas Department of Transportation officials anticipate a spring 2021 end date. The project creates a new four-lane, controlled-access tollway with intermittent frontage roads and is part of the larger multi-agency effort to extend Hwy. 249 from Tomball to Navasota.
Timeline: March 2018-spring 2021
Cost: $347.9 million
Funding source: TxDOT
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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