Montgomery County Precinct 3 | James Noack

The Rayford Road project is moving forward and Precinct 3 is proud to report that Commissioners’ Court awarded the contract to the low bidder, Smith and Company, at $26 million.

“I was pleased to see a local Montgomery County business was awarded the contract,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack. “This project was initially estimated to cost $35 million, but we were able to take advantage of the current construction slump and it came in almost 25 percent under budget.”

Smith and Company is a locally based contractor and has completed several large-scale road projects for Montgomery County and the Texas Department of Transportation.

This project will widen Rayford Road from 4 to 6 lanes from Lazy Lane to SH99 and construct an overpass at the railroad tracks.

Precinct 3 has purchased 99 percent of the right-of-way needed for the project and has already started prepping it for construction. A pre-construction meeting was held on Thursday, March 2, where utility relocations and conflicts, scheduling, traffic control and public outreach were discussed.

The project and construction team are still working on a schedule but anticipate construction will begin in April and estimate completion to be late summer 2019. We will be making updates to the project website and sending updates via email.

The public is encouraged to sign-up for construction updates by emailing and checking our project website at or by calling us at 281-624-6326.

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