One of Montgomery County’s most congested intersections may soon be much better.
Further south on I-45 at State Highway 242 near The Woodlands and Shenandoah, plans have been approved for a $33.9 million dollar project to build flyovers allowing traffic to bypass the traffic lights at the feeder street. This in addition to the dozens of road construction projects throughout Montgomery County in the last decade including the widening of I-45 to at least 3 lanes all the way through the county.
Why all this construction? More residents and businesses are relocating to the area. The Houston Area led the nation in Gross Metropolitan Product growth (the total value of all goods and services produced in the metropolitan area, similar to GDP) with the highest percentage increase (3.7%) among the 10 largest metro areas according to the latest study from the Department of Commerce. The ongoing economic expansion means that better infrastructure is vital to our communities’ continued growth.
Expect to see many more orange construction barrels while driving around town.