Grand Pines Drive opens in Magnolia

Grand Pines Drive is a new, recently completed road in south Magnolia. (Chrissy Leggett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grand Pines Drive is a new, recently completed road in south Magnolia. (Chrissy Leggett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Grand Pines Drive is a new, recently completed road in south Magnolia. (Chrissy Leggett/Community Impact Newspaper)



The new two-lane road connecting Nichols Sawmill and Sanders Cemetery roads in Montgomery County Precinct 2 opened in mid-May. Grand Pines Drive is anticipated to provide drivers a safer route through south Magnolia than traveling on neighboring roads. The project has been in the works for nearly three years, seeing early delays from permitting issues and wetland mitigation disputes. Commissioner Charlie Riley previously said this is the first new road in southwest Precinct 2 in more than a decade.


Timeline: April 2019-May 2020

Cost: $6.7 million (allocated)

Funding source: 2015 Montgomery County road bond
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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