TxDOT reschedules total closure of I-45 South lanes over Rayford/Sawdust to weekend of Jan. 25
The Texas Department of Transportation has rescheduled the closure of all southbound lanes of the Interstate 45 bridge over Rayford/Sawdust Road due to forecasted weather conditions this weekend being too wet and cold to lay concrete.

The closure is now scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28.
The work is being done to replace the bridge deck. Read more...
Road Projects
Rayford Road project construction continues

  • Construction crews are working diligently to install the storm drainage system, 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.
  • Crews currently are working just west of the Drainage District 6 (DD6) Bridge installing the final sections of underground drainage between the bridge and Wild Rose Drive. Once this crew completes this section, workers will begin working west from East Geneva installing drainage boxes toward the UPRR Bridge on the north side of Rayford.

  • A second crew is prepping the right of way between West Hawthorne and the DD6 bridge in order to complete the new eastbound lane along that stretch.
  • Crews also are milling and overlaying large sections of Rayford from Richards Road to Fox Run Boulevard. This work is being performed overnight. The milling is near completion and the asphalt overlay is scheduled to start Monday, Jan. 21.
  • Crews have been installing drainage pipes along the new Aldine Westfield south of Rayford. This section of Aldine Westfield will not open until drainage pipes have been placed along eastbound Rayford from the DD6 bridge to past Gateway Baptist Church, the new eastbound lane on Rayford is completed across the intersection with Aldine Westfield and the traffic signals are working properly at that intersection.
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!

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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.

Work on Woodlands Parkway

  • Crews are installing the storm drainage at the intersection of Woodloch Forest Drive and Woodlands Parkway.

  • Crews are working to finalize this intersection, with plans to pour concrete and open up the westbound right-turn lane from Woodlands Parkway onto Woodloch Forest Drive in the near future.
  • 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.
Crews installing storm drainage at the intersection of Woodloch Forest Drive and Woodlands Parkway
Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods 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.
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.
Current work on Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield

  • Most of the concrete for the new lanes on Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road have been poured.

  • Crews are prepping the intersection of Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield to install the new traffic signal and left-turn lanes.
*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 will be added onto Elan Boulevard.

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

Crews for the Birnham Woods project have been pouring concrete between Lake Bend Shore Drive and Fuller Bluff Drive and are nearing completion.
CenterPoint is scheduled to relocate the power lines crossing Birnham Woods Drive on the north side of the bridge the last week of January. The power lines need to be moved so a large crane can access the area in order to start construction of the two northbound lanes of the bridge.
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Work, Work, Work!
From Dec.15 to Jan. 14, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 301 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.
After approving contracts to rebuild the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center, which was damaged during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack said he expects the center to reopen this summer.

The center, built in 2010 for $2.3 million along Spring Creek in Precinct 3 in South Montgomery County near the Grand Parkway, took on 4 feet of water as Hurricane Harvey pushed across the region. The hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm when it hit Montgomery County, dumped close to 30 inches of rain in some areas. The facility sustained about $400,000 in damage. The center has been closed ever since. Read more...
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County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, 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