Portion of FM 2978 widening delayed to third quarter 2020

The widening of the first of two segments of FM 2978 has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2020.

The widening of the first of two segments of FM 2978 has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the third quarter of 2020.

The widening of the first of two segments of FM 2978 from two to four lanes between Hufsmith-Conroe Road and south of Dry Creek—near Hardin Store Road—was originally set to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, construction completion has been delayed to the third quarter of 2020 due to weather delays, utility relocations and additional detention ponds and right turn lanes, according to early October information from the Texas Department of Transportation.

TxDOT Public Information Officer Emily Black said TxDOT is also accelerating the construction of the FM 2978 and Northgrove Parkway intersection at the request of a Montgomery County utility district, which has contributed to the delay in widening FM 2978. The widening of the second segment of FM 2978, from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek, will not be delayed, according to TxDOT information. Segment 2 of the project was 36% complete as of early October.

Timeline: January 2018-third quarter 2020 (Segment 1), September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Segment 2)
Cost: $12.9 million (Segment 1), $21.3 million (Segment 2)
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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