COVID-19 update in Montgomery County
Updated COVID-19 graphics as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 with 308 total positive cases of COVID-19, up 42 cases from the day prior. We can happily say 94 people have recovered from COVID-19 at the time of release of this update.
Covid-19 Montgomery County Central Response Hub
Visit the COVID-19 response hub at https://bit.ly/3a7bgCW for all information, maps and resources about the COVID-19 response in Montgomery County

For general information related to COVID-19 call the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management at (936) 523-3916

For information related to health concerns or questions call Montgomery County Public Health at (936) 523-5040
Information for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has included the entire state of Texas in its Economic Injury Disaster Declaration and granted access to its Economic Injury Disaster Loan  (EIDL) program, which will provide long-term, low-interest loans to qualifying businesses across the state.

All small businesses who believe they may be eligible for an SBA EIDL should click the button below to visit the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) website. They will be directed to where they can apply for assistance.
The Texas Comptroller is offering assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they've collected from customers.

For businesses that find themselves in this situation, the Texas Comptroller is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.

Contact the Texas Comptroller Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 or visit their website to learn more.
Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible to apply to the Paycheck Protection Program. These include firms that are nonprofits. It also includes sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and veteran organizations.

The goal is to help small-business owners and their employees ride out this economic hardship.

Visit the  U.S. Department of Treasury website  to learn more the Paycheck Protection Program.
COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available.

Call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919.
Road Project Updates
All lanes now open on Rayford Road
As the Rayford Road widening project nears completion, Commissioner James Noack is happy to announce that all lanes, including the UPRR Bridge, are open from Richards Road to the Grand Parkway.

The improvements made within the project limits are:

  • Widened Rayford Road from four to six lanes
  • Built a six-lane bridge to bypass the Union Pacific Railroad, which will especially assist first responders during emergencies.
  • Constructed a raised median to enhance safety for left turns.
  • Improved drainage. (6.22 miles of new drainage infrastructure)
  • Installed new traffic signals and street signage as well as improved the synchronization of the traffic signals

Through the South Montgomery County Mobility Study sponsored by TxDOT, the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Montgomery County and other partners, Rayford Road was identified as a corridor in need of safety and mobility improvements.

Montgomery County developed a bond to address Rayford Road among other needed road projects. In November 2015, the Montgomery County bond overwhelmingly passed with Rayford Road listed as the top project for Precinct 3.

Commissioner James Noack recognizes the importance of addressing congestion and needed safety improvements on the east side of I-45, which is why nearly $55 million was spent on the Rayford Road project. Roughly $29 million of the $55 million can be attributed to the contractor and the rest of the cost is shared between the design engineer, property acquisition, project inspection and materials testing. Over 70 percent of the $84 million in road bond funds received by Precinct 3 were spent on road improvement projects on the east side of I-45.
The $55 million project final cost estimate is about $5 million under the original projected budget, allowing $5 million to be allocated for other mobility projects on the east side of I-45. Despite the 287 days with recorded rainfall and over 198.17 inches of total rainfall since the project started in 2017, the contractor was able to get all lanes open with 2 contract days still remaining.

Intermittent lane closures will still occur in the coming weeks as the contractor works to clean up the entire project, remove old signage, hydroseed and perform minor road repairs.

Woodlands Parkway/Robinson Road at I-45 Project

Project scope: This project improves the intersections of the I-45 frontage access at Woodlands Parkway and Robinson Road. The project also includes widening Robinson Road at Patsy Lane. The limits of the Robinson Road widening are approximately 350 feet west of Patsy Lane intersection to approximately 550 feet east of the intersection. This project will take approximately 12 months to complete. 
Current Work: Crews are working on excavation for the 550 feet of widening on Robinson Road. Once they complete excavation, new subgrade will be put down and then the final pavement.
Lake Woodlands Widening Project

Project scope: This project will widen Lake Woodlands Drive from just west of Six Pines Drive to Interstate 45. This project will take approximately nine months to complete.
Current Work: Crews are working on excavation for the new inside westbound lane on Lake Woodlands Drive just west of I-45 near the first mall entrance.
In order to reduce the risk of spreading the Coronavirus in Montgomery County, the Precinct 3 office is closed to the public until further notice. The Precinct 3 team will remain working as normal but there will be no in-person meetings for the foreseeable future. Our staff will still be available by phone or email. Our crews will still be out continuing their road and bridge functions as usual.

The Precinct 3 Recycling and HHW, Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center and South County Community Center are closed until further notice in order to protect the populations at greatest risk of getting sick from this illness.
Precinct 3
Precinct 3 Projects
Now on the Precinct 3 website, you can see the breakdown of every road bond project, including the estimated cost, engineering firm and progress. We also added information for other major projects and road improvements, such as striping.
What do we do?
How does Precinct 3 serve you? We put together a video to show you all of the services provided by Precinct 3.
James Noack
Commissioner Precinct 3
Montgomery County
1130 Pruitt Rd
Spring, Texas 77380