Construction is on track for four direct connectors linking Hwy. 249 and the Grand Parkway on the intersection’s south side in Tomball. The project, funded by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, is taking shape as columns are being constructed for the flyovers and utilities are being adjusted. Drivers will continue to see pieces for the new connectors being erected in the first quarter of 2021, according to the HCTRA.
Timeline: March 17, 2020-June 2022
Cost: $92 million
Funding source: HCTRA
2. FM 2978 widening
The Texas Department of Transportation 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. As of early November, Phase 1 was 56% complete, and Phase 2 was 86% complete. The timeline for Phase 2 was pushed from the third quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.
Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-first quarter 2021 (Phase 2)
Cost: $21.5 million (Phase 1), $13.7 million (Phase 2)
Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds
3. Cypress Rosehill Road extension
The joint project between Harris County precincts 3 and 4 was awarded Nov. 10 for construction. The project will widen and extend Cypress Rosehill Road to a four-lane concrete boulevard from Siedel Cemetery Road to north of FM 2920. Precinct 3 is managing construction.
Funding sources: Harris County precincts 3 and 4