Conroe - Montgomery Edition | February 2021

TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES

COMPILED BY ANNA LOTZ & HANNAH ZEDAKER

2 New trac signals installed Two trac signal additions are nishing up. According to the city of Conroe, a new signal being erected at Bois D’Arc Bend and Walden Road is sched- uled for completion in March. Addition- ally, materials are on-site for a signal at North Loop 336 and Montgomery Park Boulevard that will nish in April. Timeline: fall 2020-March 2021 (Bois D’Arc Bend), October 2020-April 2021 (Montgomery Park Boulevard) Cost: $230,803 (Bois D’Arc Bend), $245,684 (Montgomery Park Boulevard) Funding source: city of Conroe 3 Hwy. 249 Segment 1B to open 1484 2B Segment 1B of the Hwy. 249 extension is expected to open in the spring from FM 1488 in Magnolia to FM 1774 in Todd Mission, according to TxDOT. The larger $843.8 million project will stretch from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to Hwy. 105 in Nava- sota once complete in late 2023. Section 1A, just south of the ongoing construc- tion, opened in August from FM 1774 to FM 1488 in Magnolia. Timeline: early 2018-spring 2021 (Segment 1B) Cost: $518.6 million (Segment 1) Funding source: TxDOT 1314 2A

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The waiver expires April 14. (Hannah Zedaker/Community Impact Newspaper)

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State announces end date for waiver on vehicle titles, registrations Texans have until April 14 to renew expired vehicle registrations, ocials with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced Dec. 15. The temporary waiver was rst implemented by Gov. Greg Abbott in March 2020, and while it was extended several times throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, vehicle owners will need to renew vehicle registrations prior to April 14 to avoid being penalized for expired registrations. The expiring waiver covers initial vehicle registration, vehicle registration renewal and titling, renewal of permanent disabled parking placards and 30-day temporary permits. ALL INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE WAS UPDATED AS OF FEB. 8. NEWS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE OR OTHER LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS? EMAIL US AT COMNEWSCOMMUNITYIMPACT.COM.

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ONGOING PROJECTS 1 FM 1097 widening

Department of Transportation will widen the road from two lanes to four lanes with a continuous left-turn lane. Timeline: fourth quarter 2018-third quarter 2021 (Segment 1), rst quarter 2021-third quarter 2021 (Segment 2) Cost: $15.71 million (Segment 1), $14.69 million (Segment 2) Funding sources: TxDOT, federal

As the rst segment of the FM 1097 widening wraps up in Willis from I-45 to Anderson Road, the widening of the next section of the road kicks o in the rst quarter between Anderson Road and Lake Conroe Hills Drive. The Texas

TO VISIT: From downtown Houston, take I-45 North. Exit Highway 242 and turn right. Turn right on Harper’s Trace into East Village.

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- Highly-acclaimed Conroe ISD Schools including an on-site elementary school - Easy and quick access to I-45, the Grand Parkway and the Hardy Toll Road - New South Village Amenity Center Opening Soon

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