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Road Projects
Progress continues on Rayford Road project

  • The Rayford Road widening and overpass project continues to make progress and remains on schedule for completion by summer 2019.

  • The new Abbey access lane, which will run under the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, is being paved this week.
  • Crews continue to work on Aldine Westfield Road, which will provide Spring Creek Pines an additional entrance and exit. They have started to pour the concrete curb and gutter this week. They will then work on completing the final asphalt surface and pavement markings before they open this new section of road.
Temporary traffic shifts on Rayford Road:

  • The outside westbound lane on Rayford Road is closed from the UPRR to Geneva Drive in order for crews to place concrete barriers as they 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 as the center turn lane is being utilized as a westbound travel lane. 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.
Crews working on the new intersection at Wild Rose Drive and Rayford Road.
The asphalt base being placed at Wild Rose.
Wild Rose Intersection and Realignment:

  • There will be a dedicated right-turn lane from Wild Rose Drive to eastbound Rayford Road
  • The dedicated center left-turn lane on Rayford Road at the intersection with Wild Rose will be changed to an eastbound inside lane as concrete barriers are extended farther west on the south side of Rayford Road to just west of Wild Rose, with the outside eastbound lane closed.
  • There no longer will be a dedicated left-turn lane into Faith United Methodist Church from eastbound Rayford Road.
  • The south turn onto Wild Rose, along with the intersection and traffic light will shift slightly to the west of its existing location. The intersection realignment should be in place by the end of August.

UPRR Bridge:

  • Progress on the bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad continues as crews are working to complete the retaining walls and the drainage infrastructure surrounding the bridge.

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.

Current Progress

  • Crews are making great progress as they continue to pour concrete on the new eastbound lane on Woodlands Parkway.
  • Once the eastbound side is complete, crews will begin working on the westbound side.
  • This project is estimated to be complete by April 2019.
  • Woodlands Parkway will be widened from six to eight lanes just west of IH-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.
Concrete pouring progress along eastbound Woodlands Parkway near Six Pines
Work set to begin for Elan Boulevard and Birnham Woods widening 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.
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Elan Boulevard and Aldine Westfield Road Project overview

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

  • Elan will be widened to four lanes from Aldine Westfield Road to Birnham Woods Drive. Aldine Westfield Road also will be 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 will begin later this month.
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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 will begin in September.
Follow the Montgomery County Northstar Traffic Operations Center on Facebook and Twitter for real-time traffic updates/closures.

Flashing Yellow Arrow reminder-how to approach?

Steady RED arrow = Stop. No left turns allowed


Steady YELLOW arrow = Prepare to stop.


FLASHING YELLOW arrow = Left turns allowed, but must yield to oncoming traffic.

Steady GREEN arrow = Left turns allowed and protected.


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

Please see the information below about flashing yellow arrows from  The Texas Department of Transportation .

Flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals are a new standard for signals where a driver must yield to oncoming traffic to turn left. Research has shown that this new signal is safer, more efficient and a more consistent approach for left-turn lanes.

Flashing yellow arrow signals are being gradually phased in to replace the traditional circular green signals currently used to let drivers know that they must yield on green to turn left.
School Bus Safety
With the new school year starting back up, its important to remember these safety tips and laws regarding School Bus Safety from The Texas Department of Transportation.

Texas School Bus Law

  • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you're headed.
  • Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing or the bus driver signals it's okay to pass.
  • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.

Safety Tips for Motorists
  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Fines double in school zones.
  • Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.
  • Watch for children who might dart across the street to catch the bus.

Tips for Students

Respect your school bus driver and follow these rules:

  • Stand far back when you are waiting for the bus.
  • Sit still so the driver can pay attention to the road.
  • Look both ways if you have to cross the street after getting off the bus, or wait for the driver to signal it's safe to cross the street.
Work, Work, Work!
From July 14 to Aug. 14, the hardworking staff members of Precinct 3 received and completed 482 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

Precinct 3 continues mosquito spraying as second human West Nile Virus case confirmed


Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s Mosquito Abatement Department continues to take necessary measures by spraying affected areas in South County as the county’s second human West Nile virus case has been confirmed.

A male in his 60s, who resides in Montgomery County, remains hospitalized due to the confirmed case of West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. This is the second case in the county for 2018. On this date in 2017, there was one reported case of WNV. Public Health continues to ask homeowners to do their part to help fight West Nile Virus.

“Our office is working diligently to minimize the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness,” Commissioner Noack said. “The Mosquito Abatement Team is coordinating with the Montgomery County Public Health District on this treatment effort.”

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 Harvey, The Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center is closed until further notice.

"Like" the Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest events, activities, volunteer opportunities and more.
Montgomery County Holiday
Montgomery County offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in observance of Labor 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
  281-367-3977