Precinct 3 road, sign, and signal crews continue projects at steady pace

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 11/15/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Montgomery County Precinct 3 – led by Commissioner James Noack and covering The Woodlands area – has multiple crews and construction contractors working to continue and complete several traffic-related projects as 2023 draws to a close.

Projects completed include:

Grogan’s Mill merge lane from Woodlands Parkway – Crews recently completed the extension of the merge lane accessing the southbound Grogan’s Mill Road lanes off of the eastbound Woodlands Parkway exit road. The project was completed in just two weeks with the merge lane reopening on Nov. 8. It adds a few hundred feet of lane pavement in order to keep traffic moving as it merges into the southbound lanes of Grogan’s Mill. The previous yield sign, which slowed and stopped traffic short of the merge, has been replaced with merge left signage.

Northbound Grogan’s Mill turn lane to North Millbend – Crews recently completed construction to extend the left-turn lane on northbound Grogan’s Mill Road at North Millbend Drive. The project, which started in early October, was completed in less than three weeks. The improvement provides additional turn-lane storage at the signalized intersection, helping alleviate traffic congestion, especially during peak hours along the two northbound through lanes of Grogan’s Mill.

John Cooper Drive Striping – Crews recently worked with contractor Lone Star Pavement to restripe John Cooper Drive between Flintridge Drive and Woodlands Parkway. This included using existing pavement and adding a second turn lane on John Cooper Drive at Flintridge, allowing for a dedicated right-turn lane and a dedicated left-turn lane at the three-way intersection. Crews are currently working on updating striping along Oak Ridge Drive.

Current projects include:

Research Forest at Grogan’s Mill – Precinct 3 has started a project to extend the right-turn lane on eastbound Research Forest Drive turning onto southbound Grogan’s Mill Road. The project started last week and is expected to be completed within a month. It will extend the right-turn lane several hundred feet on Research Forest Drive and includes a short merge lane onto Grogan’s Mill Road. This will help alleviate congestion on the eastbound lanes of Research Forest Drive heading toward and going through the intersection.

Signs & Signals

Additionally, the Precinct 3 Sign Department continues progress on the installation of 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, as well as between I-45 and the Grand Parkway in communities on the north side of Rayford Road.

The sign crew installed and/or replaced 319 signs in October, including:?

  • Various name blades

  • Work orders for damaged and missing signs

  • Updating and increasing size of stop signs on Cochran’s Crossing at Golden Sage

  • Fabricating and installing “No Parking” signage on Old Riley Fuzzel Rd

  • Installing pedestrian crossing signs at crosswalks in Hughes Landing

The Precinct 3 Signal Department responded to several power outages over the past month to ensure signalized intersections were up and running in spite of storm-related and other area power outages. The crew also repaired timing issues on school zone flashers in the St. Anthony of Padua school zone at Kuykendahl and Bay Branch.

The Sign and Signal Departments have responded to and completed around 830 work order requests from residents through October of this year – in addition to all of their other work responsibilities.

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