FM 2978 project 80% complete; raised median coming to FM 2920

See how construction on FM 2978 and FM 2920 is progressing in the Tomball and Magnolia area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
See how construction on FM 2978 and FM 2920 is progressing in the Tomball and Magnolia area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

See how construction on FM 2978 and FM 2920 is progressing in the Tomball and Magnolia area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

1. FM 2920 safety improvements

The Texas Department of Transportation is designing a project to add raised medians and right-turn lanes along the FM 2920 corridor between I-45 in Spring to North Willow Street in Tomball. TxDOT sought construction bids in August, and the project was awarded to MBN Enterprises LLC. Construction is expected to take 16 months.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $3.6 million

Funding sources: 80% federal, 20% state


2. FM 2978 widening

The widening of FM 2978 continues from FM 1488 to approximately Hardin Store Road, a TxDOT project to expand FM 2978 from two to four lanes. The project has been ongoing since September 2018, according to TxDOT data, and was 80% complete as of Sept. 29, the latest available data.

Timeline: September 2018-fourth quarter 2021

Cost: $22.52 million

Funding sources: 80% federal, 20% state
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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