$99.3M ‘Aggie Expressway’ Expansion Phase II Under Way

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Work is proceeding on a $99.3 million Phase II Texas State Highway 249 extension project headed by Harris County Toll Road Authority. Crews will ultimately extend the highway from northern Harris County north through a portion of Montgomery County to Navasota in Grimes County south of College Station. SH 249 is better known as the “Aggie Expressway.”

The Phase II amount is on top of $94.4 million spent on Phase I, a 6-mi. stretch of Texas 249 known as the Tomball Tollway. It featured extension of toll and frontage lanes from Spring Cypress Road north to FM 1774 in Pinehurst.

Phase II is funded through Harris County Toll Road Authority revenue bonds and extends 1.7 mi. from FM 2920 to the Harris-Montgomery County line. Crews will construct paved northbound and southbound frontage roads, each three lanes wide, and a six-lane tollway.

The extended SH 249 will connect to frontage roads and a tollway in Montgomery County. Currently it ends just north of Spring Cypress Road in Harris County.

Phase II work began March 1, 2017 and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

Phase II is funded through Harris County Toll Road Authority revenue bonds and extends 1.7 mi. from FM 2920 to the Harris-Montgomery County line. (Harris County Toll Road Authority photo)