2 widening projects to follow in Magnolia

Read the latest on FM 2978 and FM 1488 projects in Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Read the latest on FM 2978 and FM 1488 projects in Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Read the latest on FM 2978 and FM 1488 projects in Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

1. FM 2978 widening

The project will widen FM 2978 from two to four lanes with a center turn lane from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek—near Hardin Store Road—in Phase 1 and from south of Dry Creek to Hufsmith-Conroe Road in Phase 2. The existing bridge over Spring Creek will also be widened. As of early October, the first phase of the project was 53% complete; the second phase was 86% complete; and the bridge was 99% complete. The completion timeline for the bridge of the second quarter of 2020 had not been updated as of Oct. 1, according to information from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-third quarter 2020 (Phase 2), October 2018-third quarter 2020 (bridge)

Cost: $21.3 million (Phase 1), $12.9 million (Phase 2), $7.6 million (bridge)

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds


2. FM 1488 widening

A project widening FM 1488 from two to four lanes with a center lane is slated for construction in December, a change from the previously estimated date of late September. The project extends from the Waller County line near Joseph Road to FM 1774.

Timeline: December 2020-December 2022

Cost: $29.79 million

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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