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Local government news & notes: Dec. 9

December 9, 2017 GMT

The Woodlands

The first phase of the Interstate 45 North Planning & Environmental Linkages Study (PEL) began this month, according to information from Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s office.

The purpose of the study, which includes a portion of I-45 in Montgomery County and starts at the Harris County line up to Loop 335 South in Conroe, is to identify transportation issues, existing or projected, within the corridor. The goal is to receive public and stakeholder input to find solutions.

The study will last three years and will be broken down into two phases, where Phase I is the data gathering portion and Phase II is developing ideas and alternatives to then address the issues.

Oak Ridge North

The next regular meeting of the Oak Ridge North City Council is scheduled Monday, Dec. 18. On Friday, Dec. 15, the city is inviting residents to join in on festivities at its Christmas celebration, which includes hayrides and a visit from Santa. Join the fun after school at Marilyn Edgar Park.