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