Woodtrace Boulevard extension continues in 2022

The segment underway spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Huffsmith Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The segment underway spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Huffsmith Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The segment underway spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Huffsmith Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Land has been cleared for the first segment of the two-lane Woodtrace Boulevard extension, said Michael Rusk, transportation vice president with LJA Engineering, the firm selected for the project. The Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District announced in April that Woodtrace will eventually connect Hwy. 249 to FM 2978. The segment underway spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Huffsmith Road. Rusk said a contract for earth work is slated to be sent for bids in January followed by contracts likely later this year to build a Dry Creek bridge and pave the road, which is anticipated to open in 2024.

Timeline: TBD-2024


Cost: $8 million

Funding source: WMPID
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.