TxDOT is developing plans for the expansion of SH 31 from Loop 323 in Tyler, east to FM 1639 in Kilgore. The project includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway, which will address safety concerns along the corridor.
Enhancements to this corridor include:
The project will require the acquisition of additional right-of-way.
TxDOT presented the preferred alternative for public comment at the second public meeting on July 24, 2018 in in the city of Tyler.
TxDOT posted a notice of availability for Draft Environmental Assessment and an Opportunity for Public Hearing on July 24, 2020.
TxDOT issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Oct. 15, 2020.
Next steps include the following:
Based on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Abbott, TxDOT has limited its in-person public involvement efforts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public safety is a top priority for TxDOT. Our processes will continue to be updated based on CDC, state and local health recommendations.
TxDOT Tyler District
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702