A new 6.4-mile section of the SH 249 Project, Section 1A, is scheduled to open to the public Sunday. Section 1A stretches from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia and is a controlled-access toll road with intermittent frontage roads. Tolls will not be collected in Section 1A until the Fall of 2020. Section 1A is part of the larger $798.6 million SH 249 project. Once complete, the new highway will cross two counties, Montgomery and Grimes, and offer approximately 25.5 miles of new roadway from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to SH 105 near Navasota. The project has been funded through a combination of federal, state ad local government funds and bond proceeds. When complete, the SH 249 project is expected to provide a safe and reliable corridor for the public by linking suburban communities with major roadways and improving mobility and safety. The project is expected to have a lasting impact and enhance the community’s ability to access regional destinations. Construction on Section 1B, which extends from FM 1488 in Magnolia to FM 1774 in Todd Mission, began in March of 2018 and is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2021.
The TX SH 249 Extension Project Public Information Team is committed to providing up-to-date information about Project progress, construction activities, and traffic impacts. Please check the project website for regular updates on construction activities.
- Culverts are installed
- Retaining walls are in progress and bridges are complete or in construction
- Grading is 55% complete at FM 1486 to FM 1774 and all bridges are under construction in that area
- Clearing and surveying is on-going
- Acquisition of all 623 acres of ROW attained
- Drill shafts installed in August 2019