Drivers to pay tolls on Hwy. 249 beginning Dec. 1

The section of Hwy. 249—from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia—opened in August. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
The section of Hwy. 249—from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia—opened in August. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The section of Hwy. 249—from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia—opened in August. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Texas Department of Transportation will begin collecting tolls on the newly opened section of Hwy. 249—from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia—on Dec. 1, according to a Nov. 19 announcement.

Section 1A opened to drivers Aug. 8, and tolls have not yet been charged on this section.


Section 1B is in the works from FM 1488 in Magnolia to FM 1774 in Todd Mission and expected to open in spring 2021, according to the announcement from TxDOT. The larger $798.6 million project will stretch from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to Hwy. 105 in Navasota once complete. The completion of the final section is tentatively expected in late 2023, according to TxDOT information.

Find more information about toll prices for upcoming sections of the tollway and paying by mail here.
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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