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Sheriff Henderson, Commissioner Noack work together to bring MCSO substation to Rayford Road area
Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson and Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack are working to build a new MCSO District 2 substation along the Rayford Road corridor.

“During a time when local governments are trying to defund law enforcement, I understand the importance of increasing law enforcement presence and visibility,” Commissioner Noack said. “The Rayford Road corridor is one of the fastest-growing areas in Montgomery County, and we want to ensure that the residents of this area feel safe and know that we intend to maintain law and order in Montgomery County.”

The new station, designed by professional architecture firm PGAL, will be located at 655 Rayford Road, formerly the location of the Dollar General and Car Wash. Commissioners Court awarded the contract to build the new Sheriff’s Office Station to Conroe-based LDF Construction Inc.

Sheriff Rand Henderson states “I am grateful for the leadership of Commissioner Noack and the entire Commissioner’s Court for the new Sheriff’s Office substation in South Montgomery County. As our county continues to grow so do the needs of our community. This new substation is strategically located to serve the growing population and is in line with our campus master plan. The new substation will house patrol, detectives as well as a maintenance facility to handle vehicle repairs. The centralized location of this substation will also allow the public an easier way to locate and come to the facility to address their public safety issues. Additionally, by placing the substation in this location it will save valuable resources by reducing travel, man-hours and response times.”

For more information from Commissioner James Noack’s Office call 281-367-3977
For more information from Sheriff Rand Henderson Office call 936-538-3456
Road Project Updates
Grogan’s Mill Road and South Millbend Drive
Intersection Project nears completion

Project update: Contractor Teamwork Construction Services has completed pavement work at the intersection. All dual-left-turn lanes are now open for use. The new traffic signal poles and signal heads have been installed. Over the next couple of weeks, Teamwork will be backfilling median areas, adding sod, placing final pavement markings and striping, as well as cleaning up the project site. The signal crews will continue installing wiring as well as pedestrian poles, and then remove the temporary poles and signals once the new signals are operational.

The project started at the end of September and is a 90-calendar day project.

Project Scope: This project creates additional turn-lane storage by constructing double 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 have been redesigned for this project, which includes concrete median removal as well as additional pavement. The project required rerouting some intersection traffic during construction.
Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive Improvements east of Grand Parkway getting underway

Project Update: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October. D&W Contractors has made good progress on excavating the area for the two new eastbound lanes between Waterbend Cove and Birnham Woods Drive. D&W is preparing for its first concrete pour of the project. In addition, storm sewer inlet installation continues.

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.

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 project bid awarded

WadeCon LLC was awarded the bid for the Kuykendahl Road improvement project.

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. The 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 has a shoulder as well as a walkway, mirroring the existing bridge. The two existing lanes will become the southbound lanes once construction is completed.

Contract: The bid amount for project construction, which is a 365-calendar day contract, was $3,566,246. The project is expected to start in early 2021.
Rayford Road guard fence replacement

The section of the metal beam guard fence along the westbound Rayford Road curve by Legends Run and Fox Run that was damaged in a vehicle crash has been replaced and realigned with the new metal beam guard fence installed during the Rayford Road widening project along the road.

The replacement MBGF extends all the way to Legends Reach.
Recently damaged metal beam guard fence along the eastbound curve also will be repaired or replaced, as needed.
Flintridge Drive Sewer Line work

The Woodlands Water Agency is currently replacing 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.

Traffic lanes were shifted to allow more work room along the shoulder but still enable two-way traffic through the work zone. This is not a Precinct 3 project.

Once the sewer line replacement is completed, sections of the eastbound lanes also will be replaced.
Striping improvements
Precinct 3 continues to restripe roads.

Recent restriping projects:

  • Research Forest Drive (Grogan’s Mill Road to Kuykendahl Road) -- Nearing Completion
Crack seal projects
  • Research Forest Drive (Grogan’s Mill Road to Kuykendahl Road) – Completed

More striping, crack seal and asphalt road repair/overlay projects across the precinct will continue.
Precinct 3 crews hard at work!
In an effort to better serve you, Precinct 3 recently migrated to an all-new work order system! Due to this, we will not have 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.

Until then use the P3 Works mobile application to submit a work order! 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
Christmas and New Year's Day closures
Montgomery County offices will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's 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