Greetings!
Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack recently collaborated with the Benders Landing Property Owners Association to donate county right of way that enabled Benders Landing to install a sidewalk along Waterbend Cove.
Funded by the Benders Landing POA, the sidewalk is located between West Benders Landing Boulevard and Birnham Woods Drive, providing a safer path to and from school for students.
“Parents and students were using the sidewalk on the first day of school,” stated the Benders Landing POA in a thank you letter to Commissioner Noack. “They were very thankful for a safe location to walk on away from the many cars using Waterbend Cove. This sidewalk will greatly add to the safety of our community’s children as they go to and from school.”
As a policy, Montgomery County does not fund, install or maintain sidewalks within county right of way. County precincts can donate right of way, and the sidewalks are funded and maintained by a developer and/or POA or homeowners association.
“We were happy to work with Benders Landing to assist them through this process and are proud of the initiative that they showed,” Commissioner Noack said. “If other entities are interested in installing a sidewalk, we will gladly donate the right of way allowing an entity to build, fund and maintain sidewalks in county rights of way.”
Road Projects
Progress continues on Rayford Road project

  • The Rayford Road widening and overpass project continues to make progress and remains on schedule for completion by summer 2019.

  • The new Abbey access lane, which will run under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, is nearing completion as crews finalize the concrete pavement and curb.
Abbey access road looking south toward Rayford Road
Abbey access road facing north
  • Crews continue to work on Aldine Westfield Road, which will provide Spring Creek Pines an additional entrance and exit. They have started to pour the concrete curb and gutter. They then will work on completing the final asphalt surface and pavement markings before they open this new section of road.
Temporary traffic shifts on Rayford Road:

  • The outside westbound lane on Rayford Road is closed from the UPRR to Geneva Drive in order for crews to place concrete barriers as they install 1,900 linear feet of concrete boxes for drainage along the westbound side of the road.

  • There are still two open lanes of traffic in each direction. The installation of the box culverts is anticipated to take a minimum of six weeks. Once the box culverts are installed, Rayford Road will be widened on the westbound side.
Wild Rose Drive at Rayford Road
Putting finishing touches on intersection of Wild Rose and Rayford Road
Wild Rose intersection and realignment is complete:


  • The south turn onto Wild Rose, along with the intersection and traffic light has shifted slightly to the west of its existing location off of Rayford Road. The intersection realignment is now complete.
  • There is a dedicated right-turn lane from Wild Rose Drive to eastbound Rayford Road.

UPRR Bridge:

  • Progress on the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad continues as crews are working to complete the retaining walls and the drainage infrastructure surrounding the bridge.

DD6 Bridge:

  • The new rails on the Drainage District 6 bridge have been installed.

Alternating Lane Closures as Needed:

  • Eastbound and westbound temporary lane closures will occur from Richards Road to the Grand Parkway, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for the duration of the project (there may be some Saturday lane closures for utility work).


Thank you for your patience while construction crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible. We recognize that construction can cause inconveniences, and we appreciate your understanding during this process. Please follow all road signs, pay attention to barriers and watch for crew members in the right of way.

Plan ahead, stay alert and drive safely!

For additional information, visit: www.precinct3.org/rayford-road/ 

Sign up for email updates  here, and please direct questions regarding the project via email to Rayford.Road@MCTX.org or phone at (281) 624-6326.

Current Progress

  • Crews are making great progress as they continue to pour concrete on the new eastbound lane on Woodlands Parkway.
  • Once the eastbound side is complete, crews will begin working on the westbound side.
  • This project is estimated to be complete by April 2019.
  • Woodlands Parkway will be widened from six to eight lanes just west of I-45 to 0.5 miles west of Grogan’s Mill Road.
  • It adds one full lane in each direction to provide better mobility along Woodlands Parkway. There will be dedicated right-turn lanes and acceleration lanes at all major intersections.
Concrete pouring progress along eastbound Woodlands Parkway near Six Pines
Construction begins on the Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods widening projects.
These two projects along with the ongoing Rayford Road widening project were identified in the South Montgomery County Mobility study as high-priority needs.
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Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road Project overview

  • Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road includes the construction of concrete lanes, storm sewer infrastructure, intersection left-turn lanes, a traffic signal and drainage ditch construction.

  • Elan will be widened to four lanes from Aldine Westfield Road to Birnham Woods Drive. Aldine Westfield Road also will be widened to four lanes from Elan Boulevard to Knoll Oaks Lane.

  • A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield.

  • This project is estimated to take nine months to complete.
*Vicinity map-Not to scale
Birnham Woods Widening Project Overview

  • This project consists of the construction of two northbound lanes along Birnham Woods Drive from 500 feet north of Fuller Bluff Drive to 500 feet north of the Elan Boulevard intersection.

  • Traffic signals will be constructed at the intersections of Birnham Woods Drive and Legends Run Drive and Birnham Woods Drive and Elan Boulevard.

  • A southbound right-turn lane also will be added onto Elan Boulevard with ADA ramps and pedestrian crosswalk features.

  • A 3,900-square-foot bridge with riprap slope paving will be constructed over the channel crossing just north of Cedarwood Trace Drive.

  • This project is estimated to take 12 months to complete.
Sawdust Road rehabilitation work underway
The Precinct 3 Commissioner's Office is performing road rehabilitation work on Sawdust Road as part of annual street maintenance.

The work is focusing on the 90-degree curve at Sawdust Road and Woodlands Field Crossing as well as at the intersection of Sawdust Road and South Millbend Drive.

The work is expected to be completed, weather permitting, by Friday, Sept. 21.
Storm activity ramps up
As of Friday, Sept. 14, there were six active disturbances being monitored by the National Hurricane Center.

This is the most active time of the year and we want to continue to ensure that everyone is prepared in case of a natural disaster.

Commissioner Noack's office is working closely with the Montgomery County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to monitor these storms and will release updates accordingly.
Hurricane season started June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.

It is vital for your family/household to have a plan in place. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes. You must know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
Step 1: Put together a plan by discussing these questions:

How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
  • Montgomery County residents can receive emergency alerts and notifications by signing up for ALERT MCTX.
  • Residents also are strongly encouraged to download the READYMCTX for Android or Iphone.
What is my family/household communication plan?
  • Download the Family Plan fillable PDF here.
  • Make sure everyone in your family/household carries a copy of the completed form in his or her backpack, purse or wallet.

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household.
  • As you prepare, tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets and specific needs such as the operation of durable medical equipment.

  • Keep in mind these factors when developing your plan:
  • Different ages of members within your household
  • Responsibilities for assisting others
  • Locations frequented
  • Dietary needs
  • Medical needs, including prescriptions and equipment
  • Disabilities or access and functional needs, including devices and equipment
  • Languages spoken
  • Cultural and religious considerations
  • Pets or service animals
  • Households with school-aged children

Step 3: Stock up on emergency supplies.
  • You might be without power and drinkable water for an undetermined amount of time during and after the storm. It is important to at least, have these items:

  • Seven-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Seven-day supply of non-perishable food (for each family member)
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Personal ID
  • Camp stove with fuel or other nonelectric cooking device
  • Cell phones & portable chargers
  • Map of your area and list of emergency shelters
  • First Aid Kit with manual
  • Cash
  • Download the Montgomery County full Emergency Supply Kit check list here.

Home Preparation Tips:
  • Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed of diseased and dead wood,
  • Cover all large windows and patio doors with securely fastened storm shutters made from 5/8" thick plywood or greater
  • Secure doors using a security deadbolt lock with 1" minimum bolt throw length.
  • Fill available gasoline containers, keep them full until the end of the hurricane season.
  • Bring outdoor furniture, toys, garbage cans, potted plants, garden tools, etc. inside.
Follow the Montgomery County Northstar Traffic Operations Center on Facebook and Twitter for real-time traffic updates/closures.

Flashing Yellow Arrow reminder-how to approach?

Steady RED arrow = Stop. No left turns allowed


Steady YELLOW arrow = Prepare to stop.


FLASHING YELLOW arrow = Left turns allowed, but must yield to oncoming traffic.

Steady GREEN arrow = Left turns allowed and protected.


“The flashing yellow arrows help decrease wait time and eliminate congestion at these intersections,” said Commissioner Noack. “The flashing yellow is a much more visible indication that the turn is not protected and to yield before making a left-hand turn.”

Please see the information below about flashing yellow arrows from  The Texas Department of Transportation .

Flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals are a new standard for signals where a driver must yield to oncoming traffic to turn left. Research has shown that this new signal is safer, more efficient and a more consistent approach for left-turn lanes.

Flashing yellow arrow signals are being gradually phased in to replace the traditional circular green signals currently used to let drivers know that they must yield on green to turn left.
Work, Work, Work!
From Aug. 15 to Sept. 14, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 536 service requests from constituents. These are your tax dollars hard at work! Please contact us if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
The Precinct 3 Recycling facility is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. and is closed each day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

The HHW facility is open every Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.

Click here to see the fee schedule.
Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement
Our Program

Surveillance  — We set traps for mosquitoes and test them for diseases such as the West Nile virus. If disease activity is found we will begin a treatment protocol.

Treatment  — We treat standing water in roadside ditches and in areas where it has pooled temporarily. Bodies of water that are permanent and/or have populations of fish and other natural predators shouldn’t be treated.

Education  — We come to you! We are always happy to conduct a site evaluation at your home and offer advice on how best to deal with the mosquitoes in your yard. We also give talks and can set up educational booths at public events free of charge. Just give us a call!

Help us fight the bite!

There is plenty that you can do to protect yourself and your family from West Nile, Zika and other diseases. It’s easy as long as you think WET !

W ear repellent — every time you go outside. 75 percent of those who contract West Nile never wear repellent.

E liminate standing water — follow the water! Mosquitoes need standing water in order to lay eggs. Check your yard for anything that holds water and dump it out. Mosquitoes can grow in something as small as a bottle cap!

T reat where you can’t drain — use products containing BT or other larvicides to treat standing water you can’t eliminate such as birdbaths, meter boxes or french drains.

For more information on the Montgomery County Mosquito Abatement Department visit http://www.precinct3.org/mosquito-abatement/ or call 281-364-4203.
All nature preserves and trails are open.

However, due to significant damage from Harvey, The Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is closed until further notice.

"Like" the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest events, activities, volunteer opportunities and more.
Montgomery County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.
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
  281-367-3977