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.”

Listen to the recent interview with road updates on “Between the Trees“.

2 PROJECTS – 2 FUNDING SOURCES

MONTGOMERY COUNTY ALREADY HAS THEIR FINANCIAL HALF COVERED

“These two projects will be developed consecutively.  The funding will be split in half with Montgomery County funding the $15M direct connect from I-45 to eastbound FM 242 and TX DOT funding the other $15M for the drainage relief project, west of St. Luke’s Way.”  Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley further shared, “The money from the county is already available.  Between these two projects, the public will benefit from the direct connect, non-tolled access, allowing eastbound traffic on FM 242 the ability to bypass a congested intersection.  Plus, the drainage relief on the other side of the freeway will give the water a place to go under the road rather than over the road.  Keeping the water off of the road creates safer driving conditions.”

SH 249 EXTENSION is OPEN. March 2021

(TX DOT section north of Woodforest Blvd

to FM 1774 by Todd Mission)

SH 249 crossing FM 1488 (north view)
SH 249 crossing FM 1486 (north view)
SH 249 at FM 1774 (near Todd Mission) north view

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY TOLL ROAD:

  • 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.
  • $63 million to complete.
  • 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.