Holderrieth Road, FM 1488: 4 road project updates in Tomball, Magnolia

From road widenings to a new road extension, see the latest on four projects ongoing in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
From road widenings to a new road extension, see the latest on four projects ongoing in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

From road widenings to a new road extension, see the latest on four projects ongoing in Tomball and Magnolia. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

1. Medical Complex Drive extension

The extension of Medical Complex Drive in Tomball is on track for being completed in the third quarter of 2021, Public Works Director Beth Jones said in an email. The project extends Medical Complex from the intersection of South Persimmon Street and Agg Road to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road as a four-lane boulevard as well as extends South Persimmon to connect Holderrieth Road and FM 2920.

Timeline: June 2020-third quarter 2021

Cost: $18.9 million

Funding sources: city of Tomball 2016 bond funds, Tomball Economic Development Corp.


2. Hufsmith Road upgrades

Harris County Precinct 4 began construction in May on a project that will upgrade Hufsmith Road between Burroughs Park Road and Lakes at Creekside Drive by adding a second access road to Burroughs Park and incorporating intersection improvements and traffic signal modifications as needed. Victoria Bryant, assistant director for Harris County Precinct 4’s Capital Improvement Projects Division, said the project is expected to take about eight months to complete.

Timeline: May 5, 2021-January 2022

Cost: $4.3 million

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 4

3. FM 1488 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen a portion of FM 1488 just west of Magnolia was 20% complete as of June 8. The project will expand FM 1488 from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane between the Waller County line near Joseph Road and FM 1774 in Magnolia. Lindsey Construction Inc. is the contractor.

Timeline: November 2020-first quarter 2023

Cost: $29.79 million

Funding source: TxDOT

4. Holderrieth Road drainage upgrades

Harris County Precinct 4's project to upgrade Holderrieth Road in Tomball from two to four lanes and improve drainage accommodations is in the design phase. The project spans from Hwy. 249 to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road. Precinct 4 officials said in June the goal is to bid the project for construction purposes in second quarter of 2022.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: TBD

Funding source: Harris County Precinct 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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