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State Highway 249 Project

The Texas State Highway 249 Project is here to serve the growing transportation needs of Montgomery and Grimes counties northwest of Houston. The SH 249 Project will consist of approximately 25 miles of new roadway. The Project will provide a safe and reliable corridor for the public by linking suburban communities with major roadways and improving mobility and safety, and will have a lasting impact by enhancing the community's ability to access regional destinations.

The SH 249 Project is divided into two segments:

  • Segment 1, which consists of Sections 1A and 1B, includes approximately 15 miles of controlled-access, four-lane, divided tolled highway (two main lanes in each direction) with intermittent frontage roads.
    • Section 1A extends from FM 1774 in Pinehurst to FM 1488 near Magnolia and is now open to traffic. Tolls will not be charged until fall of 2020.
    • Section 1B will extend from FM 1488 near Magnolia to FM 1774 north of Todd Mission in Plantersville and is scheduled to open in Spring 2021.
  • Segment 2 is an approximately 10-mile, two-lane, non-tolled rural highway (one main lane in each direction) from FM 1774 north of Todd Mission in Plantersville to SH 105 between Plantersville and Navasota.

For more information and a map of the Project, visit www.txsh249.com.

Toll Rates

The cost of tolls on Segment 1 of the SH 249 Project depends on the type of vehicle you drive and where you enter and exit the toll road.

Rates Effective Jan. 1, 2020

A PDF version of the rate chart is available here. Note: Tolling will begin in the fall of 2020.

2-axle vehicles
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3-axle vehicles
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4-axle vehicles
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Segment 1A Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail
Ramps: South of FM 149 $0.53 $0.80 $1.06 $1.60 $1.59 $2.40
Mainlane Gantry: North of FM 149 $1.71 $2.57 $3.42 $5.14 $5.13 $7.71
Segment 1B* Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail
Ramps: South of CR 107** $0.41 $0.62 $0.82 $1.24 $1.23 $1.86
Ramps: South of FM 1486 $0.83 $1.25 $1.66 $2.50 $2.49 $3.75
Ramps: South of CR 115** $1.12 $1.68 $2.24 $3.36 $3.36 $5.04
Mainlane Gantry: North of CR 115** $2.24 $3.36 $4.48 $6.72 $6.72 $10.08
5-axle vehicles
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6-axle vehicles
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Segment 1A Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail
Ramps: South of FM 149 $2.12 $3.20 $2.65 $4.00
Mainlane Gantry: North of FM 149 $6.84 $10.28 $8.55 $12.85
Segment 1B* Tag Pay By Mail Tag Pay By Mail
Ramps: South of CR 107** $1.64 $2.48 $2.05 $3.10
Ramps: South of FM 1486 $3.32 $5.00 $4.15 $6.25
Ramps: South of CR 115** $4.48 $6.72 $5.60 $8.40
Mainlane Gantry: North of CR 115** $8.96 $13.44 $11.20 $16.80

*Tolling for Segment 1B is expected to begin in Summer 2021.
**CR 107 and CR 115 are new roads scheduled to open in January 2030.