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Precinct 3 to add flashing yellow signals, network upgrades to Town Center
Montgomery County Traffic Operations is set to begin various updates to the Northstar Network in The Woodlands Town Center.

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

Flashing yellow arrows are set to be installed at the following locations:

  • Lake Robbins and Six Pines
  • Six Pines and Market Street
  • Timberloch and Six Pines

These projects will require cabinet, detection, and network upgrades. The traffic operations team plans to have all these completed by March. These improvements will enhance the existing adaptive signal technology in and around the Town Center to better serve traffic progression in the area. Our adaptive signal technology is unique to Montgomery County and enhances mobility by allowing signal timing to change based on the current traffic demand, not pre-determined signal timing.  
Road Project Updates
Grogan’s Mill Road-South Millbend Drive Intersection Project Completed

Project update: Construction contractor Teamwork completed its portion of the job in mid-December, with all turn lanes, medians, drainage inlets, and striping. Montgomery County Traffic Operations and its contractor completed signal installation – for vehicle traffic and pedestrians – in early January, with new signals operating and the temporary poles and signals removed.

Project Scope: This project created additional turn-lane storage by constructing double left-turn lanes for traffic on:

1.     Northbound Grogan’s Mill turning onto westbound South Millbend
2.     Southbound Grogan’s Mill turning onto eastbound South Millbend
3.     Eastbound South Millbend turning onto northbound Grogan’s Mill

In addition, right-turn-lane improvements were made throughout the intersection.
Signal locations were redesigned for this project, which included concrete median removal as well as additional pavement.
Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive Improvements east of Grand Parkway ongoing

Project Update: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October. D&W Contractors has completed most of the excavation along Rayford Road for construction of the two new eastbound lanes between Waterbend Cove and Birnham Woods Drive. D&W also has completed a half-dozen concrete pours for stretches of the new lanes on the west side of the project. Most of the drainage inlets along Rayford Road have been installed as well. The contractor will continue with excavation and concrete pavement along Rayford Road.

Scope of project: The project will widen 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 will be constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road will be for the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Left-turn lanes also will be added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most of the intersections.

The construction includes an additional bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.

The project also involves constructing a traffic signal at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods intersection and 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 will have a dedicated left-turn lane.

Contract length: 360 calendar days
Kuykendahl Road widening underway

WadeCon LLC started the Kuykendahl Road widening project Jan. 11. The contractor started placing construction signage, mobilizing and excavating during the first week on the job.

Scope of project: The project will widen 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. There will be a new bridge constructed over Bear Branch for the northbound lanes that have the shoulder as well as a walkway, mirroring the existing bridge.

The two existing lanes will become the southbound lanes once construction is completed.

Contract: This is a 365-calendar day contract to complete the job.
Flintridge sewer line work update

The Woodlands Water Agency (WWA) replaced approximately 200 feet of sewer line that runs parallel to the eastbound lane of Flintridge Drive between the George Mitchell Preserve access and Rush Haven Drive.
A WWA contractor will return in March to complete the replacement of sections of the road and shoulder. Some temporary patchwork was completed in the meantime.
Striping improvements
Precinct 3 continues to restripe roads.

Recent restriping projects:

  • Research Forest Drive (Grogan’s Mill Road to Kuykendahl Road) -- Nearing Completion
Precinct 3 crews hard at work!
In an effort to better serve you, Precinct 3 recently migrated to a new work order system! Precinct 3 is working on fine-tuning the new reporting system so there will not be any work order summary reports until next month. The new work order system will allow us to provide more detailed and customized reports to the residents. We are excited to debut some of these reports in next month's newsletter.

Between Dec. 13, 2020, and Jan. 13, 2021, Precinct 3 crews opened and completed 227 work orders. These are your tax dollars hard at work.

Want a simple and easy way to submit work orders to Precinct 3? Use the P3 Works mobile application to submit a work order today! We also have created an online desktop version as well that you can access straight from your desktop PC. Click the link below to submit a work order today!
County Closures
Montgomery County offices will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, 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