Stories to watch in 2019 #8: Montgomery County to study road alternative to Research Forest Drive underpass

This story is part of our Annual Community Guide, which takes a look at some of the biggest stories to watch in The Woodlands and South Montgomery County in 2019. Stay tuned throughout the week as we countdown to the No. 1 story to watch this year

What we reported Following mixed feedback from residents and local officials on a proposed Research Forest Drive underpass at Grogans Mill Road, Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced Nov. 1 local officials had agreed to an independent study to further analayze the intersection.

The latest Precinct 3 officials said the entities were still negotiating details of the study as of late December. Montgomery County precincts 2 and 3 will fund the study, which will be conducted by Strand Associates Inc. A cost estimate and timeline have yet to be determined.