Road expansion means good news for commuters in Montgomery County

THE WOODLANDS, TX (KTRK) -- It's more than a decade in the making, but a major north/south corridor between Harris and Montgomery counties is finally getting the expansion it needs.

A $5 million dollar project coordinated between both counties will double the traffic capacity on Kuykendahl Road at Spring Creek. More than 20,000 cars travel the stretch of road each day between The Woodlands and North Harris County.

But with the extension of the Grand Parkway south of Spring Creek and new commercial development in North Harris County along the road, the two-year project will double the commuting capacity.

"Mobility is the biggest issue our county faces today," says Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack. "I'm thrilled that Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle and I were able to work together on this project and get it done for the thousands of people in both counties who use the road every day."

TxDOT will not be involved in the bridge construction over the creek, but they are involved with the bridge expansion along Woodlands Parkway. That project is months behind schedule, and may not meet its current August deadline.

Unlike the Woodlands Parkway bridge, the effort along Kuykendahl will not close any lanes during construction.
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