The Woodlands Township will begin the construction of seven communication towers at the end of June.
The communication towers will be located near Fire Stations 2 through 8, respectively. The endeavor was approved by The Woodlands Township Board of Directors.
The communication towers will play a critical role in emergency situations for The Woodlands Fire Department, allowing for reliable communications throughout a disaster. The communication towers will provide a dependable communication link that is typically not affected by construction or power outages. Currently, a communications tower is in place at Central Fire Station and has been in use since its construction in 2013.
"The Woodlands Fire Department plays a critical role in keeping our community safe and informed," said Township Chairman Gordy Bunch. "It is essential to their work that they are able to maintain continuous emergency communications throughout a disaster or weather-related event. The communication towers will enhance their ability to maintain digital communications and keep our residents safe."
The towers will range from 115 to 150 feet in height. The projected construction time for each tower is 45 days.