BGE is currently serving as the GEC for TxDOT’s SH 249 project and is responsible for overseeing contract management, scheduling, administration, review, and coordination of design and construction activities performed by the design-build contractor.
SH 249 is an extension project intended to improve traffic and connect the growing areas outside Northwest Houston to major roadways and regional destinations. The project consists of approximately 26 miles of new roadway from Farm to Market (FM) 1774 in Pinehurst, Texas (Montgomery County), to SH 105 near Navasota, Texas (Grimes County).
SH 249 is divided into two sections.
Segment 1 is a new four-lane tolled facility, approximately 15-miles in length, from FM 1774 in Pinehurst, Montgomery County, to FM 1774 near Todd Mission, Grimes County.
- Section 1A extends from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 in Magnolia, Montgomery County, Texas.
- Section 1B extends from FM 1488 in Magnolia to FM 1774 north of Todd Mission in Plantersville, Grimes County, Texas.
Section 1A opened to the public in August 2020.
Section 1B opened to the public in March 2021.
Segment 2 is an approximately 11-mile, two-lane, non-tolled facility from FM 1774 north of Todd Mission in Plantersville to SH 105 between Plantersville and Navasota, Texas (Grimes County).
The project is scheduled for completion in October 2023. Once completed, it will have a significant impact on the flow of traffic in the area.