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Precinct 3 Recycling and HHW
Did you know that the Precinct 3 Recycling Center collects and processes about 400 gallons of paint per week? That’s the equivalent of 9 full bathtubs! Collecting up to 6,000 pounds of household hazardous waste every week, the Recycling Center team keeps these materials from making their way into our drinking water.”

For more information on the Precinct 3 Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste facility please visit https://www.precinct3.org/recycling/.
Precinct 3 Spring Creek Greenway and Nature Center
While visiting the Nature Center through the month of February you can cast your votes for our Alligator Snapping Turtle’s name! This individual came to us from the Texas Game Wardens as a confiscation. Alligator Snapping Turtles are a protected species and it is illegal to take them out of the wild.

Snapping Turtles have a unique hunting method called luring. They will sit still for hours with their mouth open waiting for fish to come and nibble on their tongue, which looks similar to a worm.

When the Snapping Turtle feels a nibble they snap their jaw shut for a delicious meal. Right now our Snapping Turtle is just a baby, and it will take up to 12 years for it to reach its full adult size of 150 to 175 lbs. Come by the Nature Center Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to cast your votes for our unique new animal ambassador.  
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, Jan 19, at 2 p.m. - All About Carnivorous Mammals Presentation

Saturday, Jan 22, at 2 p.m. - All About Carnivorous Mammals Presentation

Tuesday, Jan 25 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Story Time at the Pond

Saturday, Feb 5, at 2 p.m. – All About Frogs

Wednesday, Feb 9 at 2 p.m. – All About Frogs

Thursday, Feb 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Jr. Explorers

Saturday, Feb 12 at 9:30 a.m. – Beginner’s Birding Hike

Wednesday, Feb 16 at 9:30 a.m. – Beginner’s Birding Hike

Tuesday, Feb 22 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Story Time at the Pond

Wednesday, Feb 23 at 9:30 a.m. – Guided Nature Hike

Saturday, Feb 26 at 9:30 a.m. – Guided Nature Hike
Please visit our website or Facebook page for more details. 
Road Project Updates
Birnham Woods Drive widening project bid awarded

Montgomery County awarded the bid for the Birnham Woods Drive widening project from Waterbend Cove to Rayford Road on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

The project contract was awarded to Main Lane Industries in the amount of $2,989,756.42.

The project should start in early February and is contracted for 420 calendar days.

Scope: The project will widen Birnham Woods Drive from a two-lane asphalt road to a four-lane asphalt road with roadside ditches between Waterbend Cove and Trophy Ridge. It also will widen Birnham Woods Drive from a two-lane concrete road to a four-lane concrete road with curb and gutter and underground drainage from Trophy Ridge to Rayford Road.

Once completed, there will be two lanes plus a left-turn lane in each direction on Birnham Woods Drive at the intersections with Waterbend Cove and Lexington Boulevard.
Gosling Road and bridge construction project starts

Project update: The Gosling Road widening and bridge construction project over Spring Creek started in December with the contractor clearing the area and starting initial bridge work.

The project is a joint effort, with Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s office funding $4 million and Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s office funding the remaining $4.2 million of the $8.2 million project.

The project falls within the boundaries of The Woodlands Township on both sides of the county line.

Scope of project: The project will widen Gosling Road to a full four-lane boulevard between Creekside Forest Drive in Harris County and Gatewood Reserve Lane on the north side of the project in Montgomery County. It will result in two 12-foot lanes in each direction. The road pavement will be 10-inch jointed reinforced concrete with 8-inch stabilized subgrade.

The widening includes the construction of a 1,817-foot bridge crossing over Spring Creek for the two new southbound lanes. The existing bridge lanes will become the two northbound lanes. The sidewalk and existing 8-foot shoulder along the northbound side will remain. The new southbound bridge will have a safety shoulder for motorists to access in case of vehicle breakdown.

Northbound Gosling Road at the intersection with Creekside Forest Drive will be restriped to allow two through lanes of traffic and a left-turn lane. Some minor adjustments will be made to the emergency traffic signal at the intersection with The Woodlands Fire Station No. 8 to account for the new southbound lanes.

The additional detention will be constructed on the north side of the project and drain into Spring Creek.

The construction project is estimated to take 14-15 months to complete.
Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening and signalization project:

Widening, intersection improvements completed; final signal work starts

Project Update: Contractor D&W has completed all road construction along Rayford Road between Waterbend Cove and Birnham Woods Drive and at the Rayford-Birnham Woods Drive intersection.

Road striping and signage installation also has been completed, with the final work finished last week at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection. The contractor was placing final sod and hydroseeding this week, and also is working on punch-list items and cleaning up the job site.

With the contractor’s work finished, the final improvements on this project will involve construction of the traffic signals at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection.
Traffic signals already are operating at the Rayford Road intersections with Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard. Power still needs to be turned on for the signals at the Rayford Road-Spring Trails Park intersection.

Motorists are reminded to use caution through the work zone and pay attention to signage.

Traffic signals are replacing all-way stops at these intersections:

  • Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive
  • Rayford Road and Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard
  • Rayford Road and Spring Trails Park Drive
  • Rayford Road and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard

Pedestrian signal poles and crosswalks will be included as part of the intersection signalization.

Scope of project: The project widened Rayford Road to four lanes from approximately 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove to approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive. A new concrete roadway was constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road now makes up the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Left-turn lanes also were added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most intersections.

The construction included a new bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.

The project also involved widening Birnham Woods Drive to four lanes from approximately 600 feet north of Rayford Road to approximately 600 feet south of Rayford Road. All four Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection approaches now have a dedicated left-turn lane.

Contract length: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October 2020 and is nearing completion.
Kuykendahl Road widening project:

Traffic shifts as new northbound lanes completed

Project Update: Contractor WadeCon LLC has completed construction and striping of the new northbound lanes, including the bridge and shoulder on the approximately 1.5-mile-long project.

Northbound and southbound traffic are being directed to the outside lanes in each direction as the contractor completes pavement work on the crossovers while also removing asphalt and filling in the old transitions at the north and south ends of the project.

In addition, crack seal work is ongoing on the southbound lanes.

Scope of project: The project widens Kuykendahl Road from a two-lane half boulevard to a four-lane full boulevard from Lake Woodlands Drive to Research Forest Drive.

Project design includes construction of two 12-foot-wide northbound vehicle lanes from north of Lake Woodlands Drive to south of Bay Branch Drive with an 8-foot-wide outside shoulder along the new northbound lanes. A new bridge was constructed over Bear Branch for the northbound lanes that has a walkway, mirroring the existing bridge.

The two existing lanes are now the southbound lanes.

Contract: The project started in January 2021 and is nearing completion.
Work order update!
Precinct 3 crews hard at work!
Between Dec. 14, 2021 and January 13, 2022, Precinct 3 crews opened and completed 556 work orders. These are your tax dollars hard at work.
County Closures
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Precinct 3 facilities will be closed Monday, Jan, 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 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