The Texas Department of Transportation plans to seek construction bids in August for a project adding raised medians and right-turn lanes along portions of FM 2920 from the city of Tomball to I-45, according to a prerecorded presentation TxDOT released April 27. Project limits span from North Willow Street in Tomball to I-45.

The $3.8 million project proposes installing raised medians from east of the Grand Parkway to I-45 and adding right-turn lanes at the intersections with Dowdell Road, Stuebner Airline Road, TC Jester Boulevard, Alvin Klein Road, Rhodes Road, Falvel Road and Inverness Crossing Boulevard, according to the presentation.

Installing raised medians is anticipated to enhance safety, as the crash rate throughout the project limits is “significantly higher” than the state’s average, according to the presentation. From 2016-20, nine fatalities from vehicle accidents were recorded within the project limits, including two involving pedestrians, according to the presentation. Additionally, as there is a large number of driveways close together, the presentation states the proposed median would limit left-turn opportunities and therefore reduce the likelihood of crashes.

With the public meeting completed, comments regarding the project can be submitted by email or by mail no later than May 12. TxDOT anticipates construction will begin in February 2022 and take 16 months to complete, funded by state and and federal dollars, according to the presentation.