Rayford Road Safety and Mobility Project
The area around Rayford Road has experienced tremendous growth and related congestion over the past few years. Recognizing this, TxDOT, the Houston Galveston Area Council, and Montgomery County, along with other partners, initiated a Mobility Study of the area. During this study, 381 comments from the public were received on the Rayford/Sawdust area (the most of any area), and Rayford Road was ranked as a top congested roadway in this study. In addition to mobility, safety issues also need to be addressed. From 2007 to 2013, 879 accidents were recorded on Rayford Road. For more detailed information on the Montgomery South County Mobility Study, please visit the website www.montgomerycountymobility.com/south-county-mobility/whats-new/.
Montgomery County developed a bond to address Rayford Road among other needed road projects. In November 2015, the Montgomery Bond was overwhelmingly passed with Rayford Road listed as the top project for Precinct 3. In the areas around Rayford Road the bond was passed with an average of 80% support. Commissioner James Noack recognizes the importance of addressing congestion and needed safety improvements and is moving forward with the Rayford Road Safety and Mobility Project as the first project from the bond to progress. RPS Klotz Associates has been hired as the engineering firm to complete the design for Rayford Road.
Rayford Road project limits are from Richard Road to SH 99 (Riley Fuzzel Road/Grand Parkway). Improvements include:
- Widening Rayford Road from four to six lanes
- Building a six lane bridge to bypass the Union Pacific Railroad
- Installing new traffic signals and street signage
- Improving and synchronizing traffic lights
- Installing additional traffic lights to assist residents in and out of neighborhoods
- Building a raised median to enhance safety of left turning motorists
- Improving drainage
- Project Fact Sheet
- Project Schematic from Richard Rd. to Aldine Westfield
- Project Schematic from Aldine Westfield to Grand Parkway
Below is the anticipated schedule. Please note, this is subject to change and updates will be provided as they are available.
|Project Design and Engineering||Fall 2014 to Late 2016|
|Right-of-Way Acquisition||Mid 2016 to Late 2016|
|Construction||Early 2017 to Early 2019|
|Meetings with Property Owners and Businesses||February 2016 to April 2016(and ongoing as needed)|
|Public Meeting 1||March/April 2016|
|Public Meeting 2||Prior to Construction|
Working closely with property owners, residents, local business owners, and the community throughout the project is a priority for Montgomery County and Commissioner Noack. Both the county and project engineer will work with the community to collect input, identify opportunities to reduce impacts, and provide updates on the project as they become available.
Public meetings will be held to share project information. As they are scheduled, information will be posted here and sent via email. The next public meeting will be held prior to construction to share phasing and traffic control information, along with a construction schedule.
Public Meeting – April 14, 2016
The purpose of this meeting was to share plans or the schematic on the expansion of Rayford Road, share information about the project with the surrounding community and gather their input.
Project Phone: (281) 624-6326
Email Updates: If you are interested in receiving email updates on this project, please send an email to Rayford.Road@mctx.org with “Updates” in the subject line. Your contact information will not be shared and you may unsubscribe at any time.
We are continually working to identify community members interested in this project. Please share this information with all those who may be interested!