Commissioner Noack to test real-time flood alert system for Montgomery County
Precinct 3 partnered with Paradigm Traffic and Applied Information to create and design a new high-water detection system for South Montgomery County roads. The system is designed to alert first responders of rising water during flooding or flash flooding events. It is equipped with radar sensors and cameras to notify public safety of rapidly rising water in real time. It operates off of a solar panel and a cell modem to maintain communication in disaster events. The system can measure water over roads as well as current water levels of streams and creeks.

The system will provide faster public notifications to affected areas and allow for a quicker response time for emergency responders. To notify emergency personnel, the sensor measures current water levels; and once a defined threshold is crossed it sends emails to the appropriate agencies in real time. It can be installed as a standalone unit, attached to bridges or on signal mast arms over the intersection. It integrates directly with the Montgomery County Northstar Advanced Transportation who will operate and maintain the system once it is successfully tested.  
Precinct 3 Response Team
With the stormy season just around the corner, we would like to remind you that Precinct 3 crews are always available in the case of a down tree or power pole. Please contact the Precinct 3 office at 281-367-3977 during regular business hours to report a down tree or hazardous materials in the road. If it is a non-emergency, after hours, or over the weekend please contact the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office n on-emergency phone at (936) 760-5800. Call 911 to report any emergency issues.
Road Projects
Rayford Road project presses on
  • A pavement crew is currently working to tie in Abbey Boulevard to Rayford Road underneath the new UPRR bridge being constructed. Concrete pouring is scheduled to take place within the next week. Completion of Abbey will enable further progress with the approaches and other areas on and around the bridge.

  • Drainage crews are installing storm pipes along eastbound Rayford Road between Geneva Drive and West Hawthorne Drive and east of the DD6 bridge past Aldine Westfield. Once these stretches are completed, the drainage crews will shift to the eastbound side heading west from Geneva toward the railroad tracks and south of the new bridge.
  • Asphalt crews are following the pipe work, laying asphalt, with a curb and gutter crew scheduled to start within the week along stretches where the new asphalt has been placed. Once the curb and gutter work is installed, temporary buttons will be placed to open the lanes and shift traffic to accommodate more drainage work on the westbound side.
Alternating Lane Closures as Needed:

  • Eastbound and westbound temporary lane closures will occur Monday through Saturday, as needed, from Richards Road to the Grand Parkway for the duration of the project.

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!

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

  • Once completed, the Woodlands Parkway project will widen the thoroughfare 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 also will be dedicated right-turn lanes and acceleration lanes at all intersections.
Work on Woodlands Parkway
  • Crews are nearing completion of pouring concrete on the new westbound lanes from I-45 to Grogan's Mill.
  • Striping and signage will follow, with those westbound lanes opening shortly after.
  • Crews also are putting in rip-rap in drainage areas along the westbound side to help prevent erosion.
  • Crews also are milling up the old asphalt shoulder across the westbound bridge and will replace it with concrete.
The newly poured westbound lane/turn lane at Woodlands Parkway and Woodloch Forest Drive.
Birnham Woods project
Current work on Birnham Woods Drive

  • Crews have placed the beams and are preparing to pour concrete on the new bridge lanes between Lake Bend Shore Drive and Legends Run Drive.Once the bridge is completed, the contractor will begin work on the approaches, as well as complete paving in other areas.

  • The traffic signals at the intersections of Birnham Woods Drive and Legends Run Drive as well as Birnham Woods Drive and Elan Boulevard are almost completed but will not be operating until the new lanes open.
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Work, Work, Work!
From March 14 to April 5, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 426 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.
County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday.
Ironman Texas Traffic Impact
The IronMan Texas is taking place in The Woodlands on Saturday, April 27. Please see the image below for the traffic impact summary. For more information, visit
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