Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated the Lake Creek bridge opened in mid-March. The bridge opened in December, according to Woodforest spokesperson Haunani Shipper.
A Montgomery County Precinct 2 project to construct a second bridge over Lake Creek was completed in December, according to a March 16 news release by Woodforest, a master-planned community by Johnson Development Corp.
Originally slated for completion in October, the bridge spans 1,300 feet and provides four lanes of north and south access along the Fish Creek Thoroughfare, according to the release. The $5.53 million project was funded by the 2015 Montgomery County road bond.
“The completion of this project comes at a perfect time in the development of our community,” Woodforest General Manager Virgil Yoakum said in a statement. “Not only are more and more people moving into our community, but our commercial offerings have expanded greatly. With the opening of Harvest Market, Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and other businesses, Woodforest is a draw for the entire region.”
The bridge’s completion is the final phase of a $17.3 million improvement project for the Fish Creek Thoroughfare.
Woodforest is a 3,000-acre master-planned community southeast of Conroe developed by Johnson Development Corp. Launched in 2010, the community offers retail, restaurants and residential living.