Precinct 3 road projects are falling into place this fall

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 10/25/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Road crews from Montgomery County Precinct 3’s office have taken advantage of the cooler post-summer temps to tackle numerous road construction and improvement projects over the past month.

Currently underway is the northbound left-turn-lane extension Grogan’s Mill and North Millbend. The project, which started last week, will provide additional turn-lane storage at the signalized intersection, helping alleviate traffic congestion during peak hours along the two northbound through lanes. The project is expected to be completed within a couple of weeks.

Recently completed was the work to remove and replace asphalt pavement along eastbound and westbound Woodlands Parkway near Interstate 45. Approximately 700 feet of asphalt over two lanes of traffic in each direction was milled and removed before laying the new asphalt.

Other completed projects include:

  • Ag Road off of Pruitt Road: Mill, overlay, repair base

  • Sweet Gum Road: Mill, overlay and base repair in sections

  • Red Bay Road: Mill, overlay and base repair in sections

  • Prine Lane: Mill, overlay, repair base

Upcoming projects include intersection improvements at the following locations:

  • Eastbound Research Forest Drive turning onto southbound Grogan’s Mill Road: Extend right-turn lane

  • Southbound Grogan’s Mill Road off of eastbound Woodlands Parkway exit: Extend merge lane along Grogan’s Mill Road

Additionally, the Precinct 3 Sign department has made great progress installing 20 mph signs throughout residential communities, as approved by Commissioners Court in July. All 20 mph signs have been completed on the west side of Interstate 45, and the crew has moved to the east side of I-45.

The sign crew installed and/or replaced a total of 432 signs in September, including:

  • Miscellaneous overhead signs at intersections such as Many Pines and Woodlands Parkway

  • Replaced street blades, such as at Crane Brook

  • Added No Parking signage along Waterbend Cove to make the road safer for students navigating school zone traffic

The Precinct 3 Signal Department has been upgrading school flashers and taking inventory of other school zone flashers that will need to be upgraded or replaced in the future. Most recently, new school flashers were installed for Ford Elementary off of Richards Road.

In addition, the Signal Department replaced Conflict Management cards to stay within certification, meeting required standards for public safety. The Sign and Signal Departments also responded to a combined 199 work orders in the month of September.

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