Struggling to fund road improvements in Montgomery County

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- If you live in Montgomery County, you know the traffic is terrible. So, county commissioners are trying for the second time this year to pass a bond for road improvements.

Back in May, voters rejected a $350 million bond. Now, just a few months later, commissioners have presented a $280 million bond that would pay for 80 different projects.

The new proposal does not include a highly controversial extension of Woodlands Parkway to Highway 249 in Magnolia. Many say voters didn't approve the original bond due to that extension project.

"I'm not sure what the answer is but it does seem like something has to be done because we are growing and popping at the seams," said driver Sue Abbott.

Voters will get a chance to approve or reject the bond in November.

County officials say taxes will not increase if the bond passes. The money would come from property taxes the county expects to collect due to increased growth.
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