COVID-19 vaccination efforts, road project updates and more
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- As of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, there have been over 131,000 vaccinations administered in Montgomery County. Want to register to get vaccinated?
There is a new website for getting on our waitlist and scheduling process to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. This replaces our previous waitlist. If you were on the previous list, you will receive an email to complete steps in this new system.
You should NOT register if you have already received a vaccination. Please read below carefully to understand the steps involved in this new process.
First - visit https://lonestarvaccine.saferestart.net/ and complete 'Step 1: I need to register for a COVID-19 Vaccination'
Second - once appointments are available, 5-digit codes will be sent to individuals for scheduling.
Third - when you receive a code, you will revisit https://lonestarvaccine.saferestart.net/ and select 'Step 2: I have a code for COVID-19 Scheduling'.
For any questions regarding COVID-19 in Montgomery County, please call the county's COVID-19 call center at 936-523-3916. Call center hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Bridge, intersection work underway along Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive project
Project Update: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October. D&W Contractors recently completed pavement work for the new lanes at the Rayford Road-Cochran Park Trail intersection. This week, the contractor is working on the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park Drive intersection, which will be closed as the new pavement is completed. In addition, work started on the new bridge for the eastbound lanes just east of Spring Trails Park Drive. D&W started placing the pilings for the bridge late last week. Residents should expect additional detours as concrete pavement work continues at the intersections along the project.
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. Left-turn lanes also will be added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most of the intersections.
The construction includes an additional bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.
The project also 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.
Contract length: 360 calendar days
Kuykendahl Road widening project making progress
Project Update: WadeCon LLC started the Kuykendahl Road widening project Jan. 11. The contractor has cleared the approximately 1.5-mile stretch for the new northbound lanes and bridge. Excavation, embankment and ditch work has started.
Scope of project: The project will widen Kuykendahl Road from a two-lane half boulevard to a four-lane full boulevard from Lake Woodlands Drive to Research Forest Drive.
Project design includes construction of two 12-foot-wide northbound vehicle lanes from north of Lake Woodlands Drive to south of Bay Branch Drive with an 8-foot-wide outside shoulder along the new northbound lanes. There will be a new bridge constructed over Bear Branch for the northbound lanes that have the shoulder as well as a walkway, mirroring the existing bridge.
The two existing lanes will become the southbound lanes once construction is completed.
Contract: 365 calendar days
Traffic Operations crews recently replaced a signal pole and foundation at the Grogan’s Mill Road-Research Forest Drive intersection that had been damaged during a police chase several months back when the suspect’s vehicle struck the signal pole.
New yellow flashing arrows have been installed at the Six Pines-Lake Robbins and Six Pines-Market Street intersections