The Hwy 290 corridor expansion project, a project that was recently removed in 2010 by the Houston-Galveston Area Council 2035 because of concerns of lack of funding, is now finally open and a real reality. Phase 1 has been opened to drivers since April 12, 2015. In the period of the first day of the Tomball Tollway opening, approximately 33,000 automobiles traveled on the road. Not only that, but the HCTRA received an estimated amount of $50,000 in toll collections during the first day of the opening tollway. Phase 1 of the project stretches from north of Spring Cypress road to north of FM 2920. The tolls approximately range from 90 cents for one exit or an entrance to $1.45 to embark on the Tomball Tollway for the whole 6 miles. Tomball Tollway will make a huge impact on the community and the region because it is another option for commuters from Montgomery County. It is a solution that will ease future traffic and bring in more toll money. Phase 1 is costing approximately $170 million and this project has split into 2 sections. Phase 2 will cost nearly $175 million and will stretch the Tomball Tollway 1.5 miles north of FM 2920 and will produce new bridges at Spring Creek. Phase 2 is expected to begin in fall of 2015, and will take about 2 years to complete and will be finished perhaps at the same time as the Montgomery County toll road segment. If you would like to contact us, or have any real estate questions, please call Jim Regan at 713-443-5911 or Suzanne Zuniga-Regan at 832-795-1459.