City of Shenandoah hopes to take control of Grogans Mill Road, ensuring a two-lane future

Shenandoah City Council is working to take control of Grogans Mill Road by requesting its release from the city of Houston’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, or ETJ, as discussed during the Oct. 24 meeting.

According to Mayor Ritch Wheeler, when discussions first began between local entities about a solution for the intersection of Research Forest Drive and Grogans Mill, one of the potential projects studied was an overpass on Grogans Mill, which would require Grogans Mill to be widened from two to four lanes—something Wheeler said would negatively impact the thoroughfare’s existing residential appeal.

Though Grogans Mill lies within the city of Houston’s ETJ, Montgomery County has control over the road—not the city of Shenandoah.

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