Crews work hard to finish road projects before year’s end

By: Woodlands Online Staff
| Published 12/18/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – The crews from Precinct 3 Commissioner’s Office will be wrapping up their final intersection improvement project of 2023 in the coming weeks.

The most recent project extends the right-turn lane on eastbound Research Forest Drive several hundred feet before turning onto southbound Grogan’s Mill Road. It also adds a short merge lane after the turn. This will help alleviate congestion on the eastbound lanes of Research Forest Drive heading toward and going through the intersection.

Precinct 3 crews also recently worked with contractor Lone Star to restripe Oak Ridge Drive. Upcoming striping projects include East Geneva along with some intersection striping updates.

The Precinct 3 Sign Department recently completed the installation of 20 mph signs throughout residential communities, as approved by Commissioner’s Court in July. The sign crew fabricated and installed or replaced 513 signs in November. Other highlights last month for the sign team:

  • Trimmed overhanging trees near project on Research Forest Drive
  • Installed 20 mph signs in Spring Trails and Woodson’s Reserve
  • Updated pedestrian signage along East Panther Creek

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.

Monthly highlights for the Signal Department include:

  • Added flashing yellow arrow on eastbound Research Forest Drive turning onto northbound Research Park
  • Mast arm cleanup at Kuykendahl Road and Flintridge Drive as well as a few other locations (new signs, removal of unnecessary signs)
  • Pedestrian signal repair from accident at Grogan’s Mill Road and Woodlands Parkway.
  • Replacement of school flasher batteries at several locations
  • Worked with TxDOT on timing effort for Rayford Road at Grand Parkway for morning and afternoon peak traffic hours
  • Refreshed batteries on intersections to keep high runtimes
  • Moved pedestrian pole and utility box at Research Forest Drive and Grogan’s Mill Road to make room for the turn lane project at that location

In 2023, the Sign and Signal Departments have responded to and completed a combined 908 work order requests from residents as of mid-December – in addition to all of their other work responsibilities.

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