According to a recent article by Chron.com, the Tomball Tollway project is ready to roll into Montgomery County.
Bryan Kirk reported:
The 249 Partnership has ushered in the next phase of development linking the first phase of the Tomball Tollway project from Harris County to Montgomery County by early 2019.
Rob Maxwell, vice president of the transportation division for Jones and Carter and one of three Tomball area representatives on the 249 Partnership, provided an update about the project at the group's annual meeting recently in Magnolia.
"The design on the Harris County side is about 60 percent complete, and design on the Montgomery County side is about 30 percent complete," he said. "They are staggered this way so that when we let them for construction, (the design) will be finished at about the same time."
The second phase is a 1.6-mile stretch that begins at FM 2920 and continues across Spring Creek into Montgomery County.
Once the entire project is completed, motorists will be able to travel non-stop from Tomball and connect with Texas 6 in Navasota.
The design on the second segment, which is projected at more than $120 million, began last summer, with adjustments to the plan presented for public input during a meeting hosted at Lone Star College-Tomball in December.
Those changes included the addition of exit ramps between Brown Road and Hardin Store Road in Montgomery County, new main lanes over Spring Creek, as well as elevated roads and bridges between Brown Road and Baker Road, and another at Zion Road.
The Montgomery County segment, which will pick up at Spring Creek and continue to FM 1774 in Pinehurst, is estimated at $30 million.