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1. Honea Egypt Road widening


The project is designed to widen Honea Egypt Road in Magnolia from two to four lanes with an additional continuous center-turn lane from the intersection of FM 2978 and FM 1488 to the intersection of Ranch Lake and Sendera Ranch drives. The project, which is 90 percent complete, had a delayed start due to the construction of the San Jacinto River Authority water pipeline system.
Timeline: early July 2015-early 2016
Cost: $3.8 million
Funding Sources: Montgomery County, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District



2. Medical Complex Drive extension


A portion of Medical Complex Drive Segment 3 from Lawrence to School streets opened July 17 in Tomball. The remainder of the extension to Agg Road at South Cherry Street, which was delayed due to utility relocations and inclement weather conditions, is expected for completion in early 2016. A future segment between South Persimmon Street and Hufsmith-Kohrville Road could have funding allocated in fiscal year 2016-17, and the city will begin the design process at that time.
Timeline: summer 2013-early 2016 (portion from School Street to Agg Road at South Cherry Street), TBA (future portion from South Persimmon Street to Hufsmith-Kohrville Road)
Cost: $5.88 million
Funding Sources: city of Tomball



3. Hufsmith-Kohrville Road widening projects


Menade Construction is widening Segment 1 of Hufsmith-Kohrville Road from two to four lanes from just south of Spring Cypress Road to Hollow Glen Lane. Segment 6 of the project, which will span from Mahaffey Road to FM 2920, is in the design phase and is slated to be sent out for bid in late summer 2016.
Timeline: Feb. 16, 2015-Feb. 15, 2016 (Segment 1), TBA (segments 2-6)
Cost: $6.79 million (Segment 1)
Funding Sources: Harris County Precinct 4



4. Hufsmith-Kohrville and Holderrieth roads improvement projects


The Tomball Economic Development Corporation is finalizing the design for a proposed traffic signal and intersection improvements at Hufsmith-Kohrville and Holderrieth roads. The project was planned to be sent out for bid by the end of September but has been delayed until early 2016.
Timeline: TBA
Cost: $450,000
Funding Sources: Harris County Precinct 4, TEDC



5. Creation of Fagan Lane


The new roadway, which is named after Tomball Mayor Gretchen Fagan, will run parallel to the Grand Parkway between Cedar Lane and Telge Road. The project is in the design phase and is expected to be sent out for bid in early 2016.
Timeline: TBA
Cost: $1.3 million
Funding Sources: Harris County Precinct 4



6. Holderrieth Road extension


Officials plan to extend Holderrieth Road from just west of Calvert Road to Hwy. 249 to accommodate future development in the area. The four-lane concrete road improvements are in the study phase, which will establish alignment, appropriate drainage and environmental assessments over the next 18 to 24 months.
Timeline: TBA
Cost: $9 million
Funding Sources: Harris County Precinct 4



7. FM 2978 widening


The project is designed to widen FM 2978 from two to four lanes with a center-turn lane from FM 1488 to Conroe-Hufsmith Road in two sections. The project will also add shoulders for bike lanes and replace Dry Creek bridge.
7A.The northern 4-mile FM 2978 portion from FM 1488 to just south of Dry Creek will be sent out for bid in February.
7B.The southern 2.5-mile portion of FM 2978 from just south of Dry Creek to Conroe-Hufsmith Road was awarded a construction contract Dec. 3. TxDOT officials are awaiting authorization to begin work.
Timeline: early 2016-fall 2018 (northern portion), early 2016-fall 2017 (southern portion)
Cost: $20.1 million
Funding Sources: Texas Department of Transportation, federal funding (northern portion), Proposition 1 (southern portion)



8. FM 1488 overpass at FM 149


Louisiana-based contractor James Construction Group has encountered delays since late July on the overpass due to a relocation of utilities. The overpass will feature two sets of cloverleaf access ramps, including one on either side of FM 1488 near Magnolia High School and another across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad at FM 149. The road will be widened from two to four lanes with a 16-foot turn lane in the median along FM 1488 from just west of Mill Creek Road to just east of Community Road.
Timeline: March 2015-summer 2017
Cost: $27.65 million
Funding Sources: TxDOT