Here are two updates on Magnolia-area projects.

1. Woodtrace Boulevard extension

Land clearing has been completed for the first phase of the two-lane Woodtrace Boulevard extension, said Rob Eissler, executive director of the Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District, during a Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce Mobility & Transportation Committee meeting April 12. The extension will connect Hwy. 249 at the Woodtrace Boulevard exit to FM 2978 at Mansions Way. The first phase spans from FM 2978 to Dobbin Huffsmith Road and includes a bridge over Dry Creek. Construction will take about two years.

Timeline: late 2021-TBD

Cost: $8 million

Funding source: WMPID

2. FM 1488 widening

The Texas Department of Transportation is widening FM 1488 from the Waller County line to FM 1774 to four lanes with a left-turn lane. The project was 37% complete as of April 1, the most recent update available.

Timeline: Nov. 23, 2020-first quarter 2023

Cost: $30.24 million

Funding source: TxDOT