Birnham Woods Drive widening to begin in February

Montgomery County Precinct 3 announced Jan. 11 that improvements to Birnham Woods Drive will begin in February. Montgomery County Precinct 3 announced Jan. 11 that improvements to Birnham Woods Drive will begin in February.[/caption]

Improvements to Birnham Woods Drive are slated to begin in February, Montgomery County Precinct 3 officials announced Thursday.

The $1.2 million project will be built in two phases and will be funded entirely by Montgomery County Precinct 3’s annual major projects fund.

Construction on Phase 1 will begin in early February and is expected to be complete by mid-March. The project will widen Birnham Woods Drive from two lanes to four between Fuller Bluff Drive and the Grand Parkway.

Construction of Phase 2 will begin this summer and is anticipated to wrap up by August. The second phase will continue the widening process of Birnham Woods Drive between the Grand Parkway and Waterbend Cove. Upon completion, the roadway will become four lanes with a center turn lane.

A traffic signal will also be installed at the intersection of Birnham Woods Drive and Waterbend Cove.

“I have received numerous phone calls from residents in the area concerned about their kids crossing Birnham Woods Drive to go to school,” Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said in a statement. “With this project, we are installing a traffic signal which will make the students crossing Birnham Woods Drive much safer.”
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.