FM 1488, FM 2978: 3 road projects to follow in Tomball, Magnolia

TxDOT began work in late November on a project to widen FM 1488 west of the city of Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
TxDOT began work in late November on a project to widen FM 1488 west of the city of Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

TxDOT began work in late November on a project to widen FM 1488 west of the city of Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Hufsmith Road improvements

The Harris County Precinct 4 project, which includes upgrading Hufsmith Road between Burroughs Park and Lakes at Creekside Drive, was awarded to Angel Brothers Enterprises Ltd. on Dec. 15. A pre-construction meeting will be held upon completion of the award phase, which will take 45-60 days. The project also includes the addition of a secondary access road to Burroughs Park as well as intersection improvements and traffic signal modifications.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $4.09 million

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4


FM 2978 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation project is widening FM 2978 from two to four lanes in two phases. Phase 1, which stretches from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek near Hardin Store Road, was 59% complete as of Dec. 1. Phase 2, which stretches from south of Dry Creek to Hufsmith-Conroe Road, was 94% complete as of Dec. 1.

Timeline: September 2018-second quarter 2021 (Phase 1), January 2018-first quarter 2021 (Phase 2)

Cost: $21.47 million (Phase 1), $13.7 million (Phase 2)

Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds

FM 1488 widening

TxDOT began work in late November on a project to widen FM 1488 west of the city of Magnolia. The project widens FM 1488 between the Waller County line to FM 1774 in Magnolia from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane. As of Dec. 1, the project by Lindsey Construction Inc. was 5% complete, according to TxDOT information.

Timeline: Nov. 23, 2020-first quarter 2023

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.