Center turn lane to remain closed until late September for Rayford Road widening project

Construction on the Rayford Road widening project is set to be completed Summer 2019.

Construction on the Rayford Road widening project is set to be completed Summer 2019.

Rayford Road widening Transportation Updates[/caption]

This project will widen Rayford Road from four to six lanes between Lazy Lane and the Grand Parkway. A six-lane bridge will also be constructed over the Union Pacific Corp. railroad tracks, new traffic signal will be installed and a raised median will be added to enhance the safety of left-turning motorists.

Utility relocations are also underway and the center turn lane between W. Hawthorn and west of Wild Rose is closed for construction activities, and is expected to reopen in late September.

According to county officials, construction has begun on the bridge over the railroad tracks, and the contractor is installing drainage improvements along Rayford Road and in the Spring Hills subdivision.

Timeline: April 28, 2017-summer 2019
Cost: $60 million
Funding source: Montgomery County Precinct 3
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.