Greetings!
Commissioner Noack enjoyed Thanksgiving with the seniors at the South County Community Center.
Commissioner Noack and his team were happy to celebrate an early Thanksgiving with the wonderful seniors at the South County Community Center Thursday, Nov. 15!
Thank you to Missy Herndon and her team at Interfaith for helping put on this amazing event!
TxDOT to repair I-45 bridge over Rayford/Sawdust Road
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning major repair work on the Interstate 45 bridge over Rayford/Sawdust Road starting in January.
Construction crews plan on full closures of the southbound I-45 lanes around the bridge for an entire weekend in January, followed by the northbound lanes. This work could take consecutive weekends, in which all interstate traffic will be diverted to the feeder roads. Drivers should plan for major delays during these weekends. Precinct 3 will update residents when specific dates are set for these closures.

Road Projects
cartoon_turkey.jpg
Thanksgiving break!
Contractors for all road projects will be off Thursday (Thanksgiving) through Sunday to celebrate the holiday.
  • Woodlands Parkway is in the process of being 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.
Eastbound lanes opening soon!

  • Weather permitting, the contractor plans to open the new eastbound Woodlands Parkway lanes by the end of the year.
  • Crews also are prepping the westbound right of way to pour the new lanes. This project is moving along ahead of schedule.
  • Once the eastbound lanes are completed, crews will begin pouring concrete on the westbound side.
  • This project is estimated to be completed by April 2019.
Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods projects making great progress!
These two projects along with the ongoing Rayford Road widening project were identified in the South Montgomery County Mobility study as high-priority needs.
Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road Project overview

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

  • Elan is being widened to four lanes from Aldine Westfield Road to Birnham Woods Drive. Aldine Westfield Road also is being 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.
The Elan Boulevard widening project is moving along at a great pace. Multiple concrete pours along Elan have been completed. Once the pouring of concrete is completed along Elan, the contractor will move to Aldine Westfield Road to finish that stretch. After completion of Aldine Westfield, the contractor then will move to Birnham Woods.
*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.
Crews on the Birnham Woods project currently are focusing on prepping the right of way at the intersection of Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods Drive.
Rayford Road Project Progressing Steadily

  • The Rayford Road widening and overpass project remains on schedule for completion in 2019. Progress has been steady, despite the fact that there have been 146 days with recorded rainfall totaling more than 115 inches of rain since the project started in mid-2017.

  • Construction crews are installing the storm drainage system between E and W Hawthorne, which will be followed by road-widening work. Expect more barriers and lane closures as the storm boxes are installed and the road is completed.
Looking west down onto Rayford Road from the UPRR Bridge.
View from the ground looking up at the UPRR Bridge.
Storm installation between E & W Hawthorne
Weekend Closure of Rayford Road:

  • Residents and drivers can expect a full weekend closure of Rayford Road at Geneva Drive in the near future. This closure is necessary to install the large junction boxes connecting the storm drainage from north Rayford to south Rayford allowing the water to flow all the way to the outfall at Spring Creek. Law Enforcement officers will be on site to assist in directing traffic during the closure. Our office will communicate the exact dates/times via social media, the Precinct 3 website and through signs along Rayford Road once those are confirmed. The closure will start on a Friday night and be completed before the following Monday morning. We also will notify all businesses and make sure that residents are aware of their alternate routes during this closure.
Temporary traffic shifts on Rayford Road:

  • The outside westbound lane on Rayford Road is closed from the UPRR to Geneva Drive (with concrete barriers) in order for crews to 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.
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.

Please watch this short video to learn more about Northstar, Commissioner Noack's Traffic Operations Team.

Commissioner Noack's Northstar Traffic Operations Team published a new website! The website looks to make monitoring current traffic conditions and communicating real-time traffic updates to the public more efficient and user friendly.

The new website includes the Northstar Live Incident Map, updated transit information and emergency preparedness information. To view the updated site, visit http://mctraffic.org/
Follow the Montgomery County Northstar Traffic Operations Center on Facebook and Twitter for real-time traffic updates/closures.

Work, Work, Work!
From Oct. 16 to Nov. 13, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 452 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 Hurricane Harvey, the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is closed until further notice.

"Like" the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center on Facebook to keep up with all the latest events, activities, volunteer opportunities and more.
County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in observance of Thanksgiving.
happy_thanksgiving_card.jpg
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