Grand Parkway direct connectors and 2 other projects to follow in Tomball

Read the latest on three projects in Tomball. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Read the latest on three projects in Tomball. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Read the latest on three projects in Tomball. (Courtesy Fotolia)

1. Hwy. 249, Grand Parkway connectors

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.

Timeline: November-TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding sources: Harris County precincts 3 and 4
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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