Section 1B of the Hwy. 249 extension is expected to open in spring 2021 from FM 1488 to FM 1774 in Todd Mission, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The larger $843.8 million project will stretch from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to Hwy. 105 in Navasota once Segment 2 is complete in late 2023. Section 1A opened in August from FM 1774 to FM 1488 in Magnolia.
Timeline: early 2018-spring 2021
Cost: $518.6 million (Section 1)
Funding source: TxDOT
FM 2978 widening to finish
TxDOT’s widening of FM 2978 is scheduled to wrap up in 2021. Phase 1, which stretches from FM 1488 to south of Dry Creek near Hardin Store Road, was 60% complete as of Dec. 31. Phase 2, which stretches from south of Dry Creek to Hufsmith Conroe Road, was 97% complete.
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
Direct connectors taking shape
The Harris County Toll Road Authority is continuing work on four southbound direct connectors linking the Hwy. 249 tollway and the Grand Parkway.
Timeline: March 17, 2020-June 2022
Cost: $92 million
Funding source: HCTRA