Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive Project

By: Commissioner James Noack- Montgomery County Precinct Three
| Published 02/05/2021

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- As part of the Rayford Road widening project from Waterbend Cove to Birnham Woods Drive, access to Cochran Park Trail will be closed starting Monday, Feb. 8, as crews work on that intersection.

The closure is expected to last seven to 10 days, weather permitting, as contractor D&W ties in the existing road with the new eastbound lanes of Rayford Road. Residents in that section of Harmony can access Everly Bend Drive via Allegro Bend Boulevard while Cochran Park Trail is closed to through traffic. Residents who live on Cochran Park Trail as well as those visiting model homes on Cochran Park Trail will need to access those homes via Everly Bend Drive (not Rayford Road) during the closure.

The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive road widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started in October 2020.

Scope of project: The project will widen Rayford Road to four lanes from approximately 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove to approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive. A new concrete roadway will be constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road will be for the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Dedicated left-turn lanes along Rayford Road turning into communities also are included in the project.

There also will be an additional bridge constructed for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.

The project involves constructing a traffic signal at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods intersection and widening Birnham Woods Drive to four lanes from approximately 600 feet north of Rayford Road to approximately 600 feet south of Rayford Road. All four Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection approaches will have a dedicated left-turn lane.
It is a 360-calendar day contract to complete the project.

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