TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES County commissioners expect thoroughfare plan update in July
COMPILED BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN & ANNA LOTZ
BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN
in a statement. “Getting an idea of future projects helps us make sure we are getting the roads where people are going and improve the ow of trac.” The county is working with rm Brown and Gay Engineers Inc. to update the plan. According to a news release from Noack’s oce, the updated plan will incorporate ndings from mobility studies in precincts 2-4. Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley has been working with the Houston-Galveston Area Council on a mobility study for Precinct 2 since September, which is anticipated to wrap up in March or April 2022. Following the public comments gathered in June on the county’s thoroughfare update, the plan will be presented to the Commission- ers Court for nal approval in July.
STUDYTIMELINE Discussions about the updated thoroughfare plan have been taking place since late April. Current plan presented to Montgomery County Commissioners Court April 27 Precinct 3 interactive virtual map and presentation website goes live May 25
Montgomery County ocials sought community feedback through mid-June on an update to the county’s thoroughfare plan, which updates the previous plan from 2016. According to information from Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s oce, which organized a virtual meeting room to collect provide a map of proposed and existing thoroughfares and col- lector roads throughout the four precincts in Montgomery County. The study helps the county identify trac ow patterns and predict future growth. “This update is important due public feedback through June 11, the new plan will to the fact that our area is growing and no one likes trac,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Robert Walker said
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FM 1097 widening to Blueberry Hills Road A third section of FM 1097 in Willis is slated to go out for a construction bid in August, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The project would widen the road to four lanes between Lake Conroe Hills Drive and west of Blueberry Hills Road. A construction timeline is yet to be determined. Timeline: TBD Cost: $15.39 million Funding source: TxDOT FM 1097 widening, I-45 to Lake Conroe Hills TxDOT continues its widening projects on two seg- ments of FM 1097 in Willis. The segment from I-45 to Anderson Road was 87% complete as of June 8. The segment from Anderson Road to Lake Conroe Hills Drive was 13% complete as of June 8. The two projects widen the stretches of road from two to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane. Timeline: fourth quarter 2018-third quarter 2021 (A); Feb. 2, 2021-fourth quarter 2023 (B) 1 2 2A 2B
Public feedback and comment period ends June 11
Final presentation will be given to Montgomery County Commissioners Court
SOURCE: MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Cost: $15.71 million (A), $14.69 million (B) Funding sources: TxDOT, federal funds
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