Next phase of Hwy. 249 opening slated for July

The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing Segment 1A from south of FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia and will include two tolled lanes in each direction with intermittent frontage roads. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing Segment 1A from south of FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia and will include two tolled lanes in each direction with intermittent frontage roads. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing Segment 1A from south of FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia and will include two tolled lanes in each direction with intermittent frontage roads. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The next lanes of the Hwy. 249 tolled extension through Montgomery County are expected to be substantially complete July 15, according to information shared with the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Mobility and Transportation Committee in June. The Texas Department of Transportation is constructing Segment 1A from south of FM 149 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia and will include two tolled lanes in each direction with intermittent frontage roads. Future portions of the project from FM 1488 to FM 1774 and from FM 1774 to Hwy. 105 are tentatively set to be completed in January 2021 and summer 2023, according to the chamber of commerce presentation. TxDOT representatives did not respond to requests to confirm the timeline.

Timeline: December 2017-July 2020


Cost: $181 million (as reported in January)

Funding source: TxDOT
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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