Commissioner Charlie Riley

“Serving the members of our beautiful community is an honor.   I’ve been lucky to call Montgomery County home for forty-five years, and it is that personal knowledge and care for our community that guides every decision I make. 

The future will have many changes, and those changes bring concerns of safety and traffic congestion.  Careful planning goes into our infrastructure so that every citizen can experience high quality mobility and the protection of the law enforcement professionals who serve Precinct 2.”

SH 249 Montgomery County Toll Road Recap

SH 249 has been collectively recognized with other team members who each contributed their effort to provide a road that offers greater mobility for all commuters.  The users can choose to drive on the widened free frontage roads or gain access onto SH 249.  The Montgomery County Toll Road portion is approximately 3.4 miles each way. 

This project greatly contributed to reliving the pass through traffic in the Magnolia area.  70% of the transactions on the MCTR portion of SH 249 are from outside the county.

Montgomery County Toll Road – SH 249



By the American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter

The American Public Works Association (APWA) has awarded the SH249 Toll Road as a APWA Texas Chapter 2021 Award Recipient in the category of Transportation Greater than 75M and Public Works Project of the Year. Montgomery County Commissioner Precinct. 2 Charlie Riley, SpawGlass Civil Construction, Halff, and Jones & Carter each received a plaque at the ceremony at Moody Gardens in Galveston on October 21st for the project.

“This award has caught us by surprise. We were working together with an impressive team of construction and engineering partners to offer an outstanding product that would benefit the west side of Montgomery County. The purpose was to improve mobility concerns for the current growing population”, revealed Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley.

The TPWA established the Public Works Project of the Year Award to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects.

“The partnership we shared with Halff Associates and Spaw Glass Civil Construction took many years to develop and execute its’ successful purpose for the community”, stated Commissioner Riley.

The tollway for MCTRA extends from the Montgomery County line at Spring Creek up towards Pinehurst. The last exit for the 3.4 mile section is the Woodtrace Blvd exit.

“The success of SH 249 has validated my expectations for what this road will do economically for Montgomery County.”, states Precinct 2 Commissioner and Chairman of the Montgomery County Toll Road Authority, Charlie Riley.

Years before the Montgomery County Toll Road was complete, FM 1774 was the main connector traveling north and south between the Harris County line and Magnolia. It was a divided 2 lane country road. SH 249 provided the new north south connection with a 4 lane highway and included 3 lanes of frontage roads.

The estimated quantities of a short list of materials used to develop the road system included:

  • 172,840 square yards of continuous reinforced concrete pavement
  • 5,000 linear feet of drainage culverts
  • 10,200 linear feet of concrete pipe
  • 135,550 feet of electric wire

“I’m thankful for the help and support from Halff Associates and Spaw Glass. There are many others who were also involved with the creation of the Montgomery County Toll Road.” Commissioner Riley continued, “The minds and hearts of the crews and employees from the collective sources who spent many hours creating and designing, to digging and building, day and night in all types of weather.

Together, we’ve reached a goal that accomplished in creating a road of distinction which will benefit the community for years to come.”

It’s time to renew your marks and brands.

Every 10 years, the State of Texas requires that brands be re-recorded in the county or counties in which you operate, pursuant to Texas Agriculture Code § 144.044. All holders of marks and brands recorded as of August 30, 2021, must re-record their marks and brands during the 6 month renewal period starting August 31, 2021, and ending February 28, 2022. You will use the Brand Recording Form (link below). You can renew your brand at the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office (Conroe Office ONLY). Failure to renew your brand means you forfeit your legal rights to the brand and anyone can record it for their use.
More details and forms are available by clicking here:

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Look at the progress Precinct 2 has made!

Roads, Thoroughfares, Bridges, Overpasses, Turn Lanes, Rehabilitated Roads, Road Widening and more.

Taking care of Montgomery County and Precinct 2.

Montgomery County Precinct 2 – Migration

A view of what we do – Vintage 2021



  • Spring Creek north to just past Woodtrace Blvd.
  • Opened on March 26, 2020.
  • 3.5 miles each way (approx.) 7 miles total (approx.)
  • Approximately 70% of the transactions recorded (based on zip codes) have been commuters from outside of Montgomery County.
  • Toll revenue STAYS in Montgomery County. – Pays for the road. – Improves mobility and connectivity and maintenance.
  • It would have taken about 20 more years for SH 249 Extension north of MCTR (Woodtrace Blvd.) through Grimes County to happen had MCTR not been built.