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TxDOT outlines upcoming road project plans
Woodlands Ridge Business Park
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BY VANESSA HOLT
A 6.7-mile project from FM 2978 to I-45 on FM 1488 is scheduled to go out for bids in Septem- ber 2027 to widen the road from four to six lanes at a cost of $51.94 million, according to TxDOT. A project to widen Hwy. 242 from four to six lanes from FM 1488 to Hwy. 242 with a raised median is set to go out for bids in October at a cost of $38.58 million on the 4.5-mile section of road, according to TxDOT. The project for Hwy. 242 includes a proposal for sound walls to reduce noise pollution as well as three tentative detention ponds that will be maintained by TxDOT. It also includes a 10-foot-wide shared-use path on the east and north side of Hwy. 242. The sound wall will be voted upon by residents who will be impacted, Connelly said.
THEWOODLANDS Several road projects affecting The Woodlands will go out to let—or to receive bids—in the coming years on roads includ- ing FM 1488 and Hwy. 242, said Matthew Connelly, a transportation engineer from Texas Department of Transportation. The first to occur will be a project to add a raised median from Mostyn Drive to I-45 on FM 1488 at an estimated cost of $10.23 million, according to TxDOT. That project was set to go out for bids this spring. Drainage improvements and a new north- bound-eastbound direct connector will go out for bids in late 2023 on a 1.5-mile stretch I-45 between Shenandoah Drive and Hwy. 242 for $1.32 million, Connelly said.
SOURCE: CITY OF OAK RIDGE NORTH/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Council approves business park for RobinsonRoad
BY VANESSA HOLT
OAK RIDGE NORTH The development of Woodlands Ridge Business Park, a location that will include industrial, office and retail elements on Robinson Road, was approved by Oak Ridge North City Council at an April 25 meeting. The location is within the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, and it will be annexed into the city, according to meeting materials. The agreement includes a Chapter 380 agreement, which means the developer will run utilities at its own expense and be reimbursed through sales tax generation and impact fees. The developer can be reimbursed for up to $400,000 in construction costs over a seven-year period from a percentage of sales tax generated by the site, according to meeting materials. Mayor Paul Bond said at the April 25 meeting that the plan, previously presented by Newman Development Corp., was consistent with previ- ous discussions. “Everything seems to be in line with what we’ve discussed all along,” Bond said. The development will be on 7.7 acres off Robinson Road, and according to previous reporting by Community Impact Newspaper, it will include an 11,000-square-foot retail building facing Robinson Road. The entire project will encompass 126,000 square feet, according to the meeting agenda.
1 FM 1488 from Mostyn Drive to I-45 2 I-45 from Shenandoah Drive to Hwy. 242
3 FM 1488 from FM 2978 to I-45 4 Hwy. 242 from FM 1488 to I-45
SOURCE: TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
Shenandoah police awarded department’s first K-9unit
Huntsville. Greg Smith, Integrity K9 of Texas owner and operator, said his company is in the process of giving away two dogs to police departments. According to information submitted to the City Council, a typical K-9 unit costs between $17,000 and $25,000. The city will have to pay a total of $12,500, which will cover upfitting a vehicle, accessories for the K-9 and an outdoor kennel for the K-9. The expenses will be reflected in Shenandoah’s third quarter budget amendments.
BY ANDREW CHRISTMAN
SHENANDOAH The Shenandoah Police Depart- ment was awarded its first K-9 unit during an April 27 meeting of the Shenandoah City Council. The K-9 unit and training for a selected officer will be provided by Integrity K9 of Texas, based out of
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